Europe

Viewpoint: Toward a world of cleaner fuels

Pegler, J., Puma Energy

Fuel is a necessary requirement of global economic development.

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.

Industry Perspectives

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals and gas processing/LNG sectors see largest increase in new projects.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, nearly 450 downstream projects are under construction around the world.

Advanced process control of debutanizers makes use of inferential predictions

Ferrari, L., Harrison, P., Total; Friedman, Y. Z., Petrocontrol

Following good experience with a generalized cut-point calculation (GCC) inferential package, which models main fractionators with side streams, French energy major Total decided to experiment with a generalized distillation shortcut (GDS) inferential package, which models simpler, two-product distillation columns.

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.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, Asia, the Middle East and the US contain 66% of all active downstream construction projects globally.

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.