Hydrocarbon Processing Gulf Energy Information appoints Catherine Watkins as Chief Commercial Officer to drive market expansion Gulf Energy Information (Gulf), a premier B2B media company in the global energy sector, proudly announces the transition of Catherine Watkins from Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective immediately. This strategic transition aligns with Gulf’s commitment to expanding market share and driving sales growth across key markets. People Carl Hyltin named Conval Vice President, Sales and Marketing Trading houses lure top talent, acquire refineries and assets from majors Several high-profile energy traders have in recent weeks quit oil majors for trading houses, as talent follows assets swapping hands and as trading houses ramp up bonuses. Hygenco, Ameropa ink cooperation for supply of green ammonia Hygenco Green Energies and Ameropa sign green ammonia supply agreement from Hygenco's planned 1.1-MMtpy green ammonia facility in India. Alberta says 2023/24 budget surplus smaller than forecast, cites refinery losses Canada's main oil-producing province of Alberta on Thursday said the 2023/24 budget surplus would be smaller than initially estimated, partly due to losses incurred by the Sturgeon refinery, which is joint-owned by the province. Aether Fuels secures $34 MM to scale-up proprietay sustainable fuels technology Aether Fuels announced that it has secured $34 MM in Series A financing from a syndicate of global investors. With this financing, Aether plans to accelerate the scale-up of Aether Aurora™, the company’s proprietary technology to create sustainable fuels for the aviation and ocean shipping industries. New DNV survey highlights oil and gas sector paradox The latest DNV survey, “The Paradox of Petroleum—How the oil and gas sector is transforming through uncertainty,” gathered insights from nearly 450 senior oil and gas professionals to examine rapidly evolving trends and the near-term outlook for the sector. A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 2 In this research, the integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene-producing facility was examined using a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model that prioritized maximizing ethylene and propylene production and net profit. Accelerating the DCS of the future: Open process automation technology Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PETRONAS operates all oil and gas resources in the country and is responsible for developing and adding value to them. PTTGC wants to turn Map Ta Phut (Thailand) into petrochemicals hub The company aims to build growth opportunity for Map Ta Phut to position it as a Southeast Asian hub.