Middle East

Editorial Comment: It’s all in the makeup of things

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing features a topic that has been addressed in sections of the magazine for several decades, but has never been a focal point of the publication. That topic is materials manufacturing.

The future of LNG—Part 2

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past several years, new gas processing/LNG capacity has surged in nearly every region. Growth on both the supply and demand sides has resulted in the announcement of billions of dollars of capital investment around the world. Millions of tons of new LNG import and export capacity have begun operations, with hundreds of millions of tons still under development.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,700 projects around the world.

Consider pitot tube pumps for low-flow, high-head applications

Alshaye, A., Saudi Aramco

Low-flow, high-head pumping requirements in refining and petrochemical plants make up less than 2% of the total pump population. This minor percentage is creating significant reliability concerns, which result in low mean-time between failures (MTBF), as well as high maintenance costs.

Industry Perspectives: HPI project announcements analysis shows decline over past 3 yr

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 870 new projects have been announced since 2015.

Petrochemicals: Asia to lead growth in the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners market

Sakhrani, V., Markets and Markets

A variety of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners are being consumed globally. Preferences for one solvent over another depend on various factors, such as solvency, evaporation rate, boiling point, viscosity and surface tension.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority partners with Gulf Publishing Company

To further promote the petrochemical, oil and gas sector of the Hamriyah Free Zone, the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has signed a strategic partnership with Gulf Publishing Company (GPC), the world’s largest independent media company devoted exclusively to the global energy industry for more than 100 yr.

Oil hits new two-and-a-half year highs as higher output looms

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) — Oil prices rose on Wednesday to new two-and-a-half year highs as robust output in the United States and Russia balanced tensions from a sixth day of unrest in OPEC member Iran.

ADNOC, OCP sign long-term sulfur agreement

CASABLANCA, Morocco — The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the OCP Group of Morocco (OCP) announced the signing of a long-term sales agreement whereby ADNOC will supply OCP with granulated sulfur.

Iran's oil production, exports not impacted by protests

DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran's crude oil production and exports have not been impacted by the unrest spreading across the country, Iranian oil and shipping sources said on Tuesday, as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.