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Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database and HPI Market Data 2018, total capital expenditures (CAPEX) in the global petrochemical sector are more than $440 B.

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.

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.

Editorial Comment: Petrochemicals—Advancing production for modern life

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is devoted primarily to the topic of petrochemicals; and rightly so.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing's HPI Market Data 2018,’ total capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected to reach $144 B in 2018.

Industry Perspectives: Secondary unit construction surges in the near term

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Although the refining industry is expected to add more than 7 MMbpd of new distillation capacity by the early 2020s, the global refining industry will witness a boost in secondary processing capacity, as well.

Digital: Operational excellence index—Part 2: The digital transformation

Lehmann, S., Petrotechnics

Without a doubt, digitalization is the engine fueling the growing adoption of operational excellence (OE) in hazardous industries.

Viewpoint: Digitalization is key to increasing the process industry’s productivity

Tuomaala, P., Neste Engineering Solutions

Consumers are continuously looking for healthier, safer and more environmentally sustainable products.

Refining: Russia plans ramp-up in refinery expansion, construction

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russian fuel producers aim to ensure regular supplies of oil products to both the domestic market and foreign importers in the coming years by building new refineries and modernizing existing plants across the country.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.