HP Industry Perspectives: US ethane advantage appears only temporary
The ethane advantage held by the US petrochemical industry is very real, but it may not last that long.Poll findingsOut of hundreds of votes cast in April and May by readers in a HydrocarbonProcessing..
Gazprom Neft refines Euro 5 diesel fuelGazprom Nefts Moscow oil refinery has launched production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. Starting last month, all diesel fuel supplied by the Moscow oil refinery t..
HP Impact: Canadian crude production projected to double by 2030
A report from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) forecasts Canadian crude oil production will more than double to 6.7 million bpd by 2030 from 3.2 MMbpd in 2012 (Fig. 1). This incl..
HP Impact: US targets Iran’s petrochemical industry
The US Treasury Department, acting in concert with the US Department of State, recently took action to target Irans petrochemical industry (Fig. 2). As Irans oil revenues continue to fall ..
HP Impact: Global distribution of natural catastrophes in 2012
In 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93% of which were weather-related disasters. In terms of overall and insured losses ($170 billion and $70 billion, respectively), 2012 did not f..
HP Impact: HSE remains a major concern for the oil and gas industry
Health, safety and environment (HSE) concerns remain the top issue on the oil and gas industrys risk agenda, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.The industry is undergoing intense..
Training simulator to aid ethylene operatorsHyperion Systems Engineering has delivered to the Linde Group an operator training simulator (OTS) for ONGC Petro-additions Ltd.s ethylene plant in Da..
HP Construction Profile: European refiner makes significant processing advancements
At the Sannazzaro de Burgondi refinery, Eni is moving forward with leading-edge technological breakthroughs to produce clean transportation fuels. This refinery has a balanced 190,00..
High-performance valve manufacturer launches new website Convals upgraded website is said to help engineers and plant personnel find the information and contacts they need for new construct..
Dresser-Rand and Honeywell to jointly pursue turbomachinery control solutions Dresser-Rand and Honeywell have agreed to combine Dresser-Rand centrifugal compressor knowledge and experience with the Ho..