Hydrocarbon Processing India's June fuel demand edges up 2.6% India's fuel consumption rose by 2.6% year-on-year to 19.99 metric MMt in June from a year earlier. New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray partner to build biomass refineries to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest. Technip Energies awarded a significant contract for IOCL’s grassroots naphtha cracking unit at Paradip (India) Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1.5-MMtpy Paradip naphtha cracker unit block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India. Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern. Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline. 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. India's May fuel use inches up on month on strong industrial activity India's fuel consumption edged higher in May from the previous month, as strong industrial activity and general elections boosted fuel demand in Asia's third-largest economy. QatarEnergy enters into a 10-yr naphtha supply agreement with Japan's Idemitsu Kosan QatarEnergy has entered into a long-term agreement to supply Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd with a total of up to 6 MMt of naphtha to be delivered to Japan over 10 yr starting in July 2024. A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1 The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant. Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).