Desulfurization

Sulphur ’17: Oil and gas market outlook

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ATLANTA — James Preciado, liquid fuel markets team leader, US Energy Information Administration (EIA), spoke about an “in-balance” global oil market, but at what price, during the CRU Group’s Sulphur 2017 conference in Atlanta. In Q4 2017, the market is tight, but in future years oil may need to go over $100/bbl to meet supply demands.

Oil at $70/bbl already a reality for some as Asian premium bites

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — The rising demand for crude oil that can more easily produce transportation fuels when refined has some Australian and Malaysian producers boasting cargoes valued at close to $70/bbl, a hefty premium to global benchmarks.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Industry Perspectives: The latest in refining technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Nearly 700 refineries are operating in more than 120 countries around the world.

Operations: Maximizing the opportunity of discounted crudes

Duggan, G., Navarrete, R., Baker Hughes

As the oil and gas industry adjusts to a business environment in which crude oil prices will likely remain lower for longer, refiners continue looking for ways to maximize their profitability.

Editorial Comment: Ingenuity out of necessity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One of the main focal points in this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is the environment.

Heavy crude oil processing design and reliability

Martin, G., Liu, Z., Wang, S., GTC Technology US LLC

Revamping refineries to process heavier crude slates goes well beyond the requirements to meet equipment performance dictated by a shift in the quantity of lighter product yields to heavier products.

Industry Perspectives: What is the future of the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past year, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Diversification: The catalyst for the Middle East’s downstream transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past several years, the Middle East has made substantial investments to increase its downstream processing capacity.

Business Trends: The state of the global refining sector

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).