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Editorial Comment: Our purpose: 100 yr of striving to deliver technical editorial excellence to the HPI
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One hundred years ago, a group of individuals saw a need to disseminate the latest technologies and know-how to improve refining operations, safety, management and profitability. At the time, World War 1 had ended roughly 4 yr prior, and global gasoline demand expanded immensely. In turn, new refining capacity was being built around the world to increase production to satisfy burgeoning demand. Simultaneously, new discoveries were being made to produce plastics, fertilizers and other petrochemical products.

1920s–1990s

History of the HPI
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the last 9 mos, Hydrocarbon Processing has provided a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). This robust analysis chronicled the beginnings of the modern refining and petrochemical industries through the technological advancements that have created the global energy juggernaut the industry has become today.

HP Flashback
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

HP Flashback is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published through the decades by Hydrocarbon Processing. This collection of excerpts provides a look into the major technological advancements and topics/trends in the hydrocarbon processing industry during that timeframe.

The 2000s

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from 2000–2022: Decarbonization, digital transformation, integration and reliability
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 2000s by Hydrocarbon Processing. This collection of excerpts provides a look into the major technological advancements and topics/trends in the hydrocarbon processing industry during that timeframe.

Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers: The people that have advanced the HPI for more than 150 yr
Nichols, Lee, Sharma, Sumedha, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Carl von Linde was a German scientist and engineer who pioneered new technologies in refrigeration and the invention of air separation and gas liquefaction processes. In the 1870s, Linde’s studies led to an efficient design for refrigeration.