Economics

Viewpoint: Electric vehicles vs. the perfect battery

Liebert, R., Honeywell UOP

It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them.

Refining: German refining industry on the verge of consolidation and production cuts

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Germany produces very little domestic oil and natural gas, and relies on imports to meet 95% of its oil consumption.

Editorial Comment: What is the future role of the process engineer?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Spring Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in April, I was honored to sit on a panel discussion with Paul Durand from ExxonMobil and Sanjeev Kapur from Apex PetroConsultants.

Refining: Winning strategies for oil producers

Gelder, A., Wood Mackenzie

The prospect of peak oil demand will put pressure on resource-rich national oil companies (NOCs).

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Business Trends: Refining margin time series evaluation

Larraz, R., CEPSA

Refining margins can be calculated using several different methodologies.

Business Trends: Asia and Europe join the feedstock evolution with steam crackers

Morse, P. M., Argus

Steam crackers lay at the heart of petrochemical operations.

Industry Perspectives: China holds nearly half of all petrochemical projects in Asia

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past decade, the Asia-Pacific region has been the leader in total active projects in all sectors of the downstream processing industry.

Petrochemicals: Ethylene and polyethylene— An outlook to 2022

Kirby, P., Hussain, A., PCI Wood Mackenzie

The first petrochemical-based production of ethylene occurred nearly a century ago. Since then, the industry has undergone a momentous evolution.

Africa: The challenge of investing in Africa’s additional capacities

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2017, Africa’s total crude oil production is approximately 7.9 MMbpd.