Naphtha

Much of 2017’s oil demand growth may bypass refineries

US shale gas may displace a growing portion of the world's expanding energy demand, cutting into the need for oil products from refineries.

Technip awarded EPC contract for ENOC refinery expansion

Technip will serve as the main EPC contractor for Emirates National Oil Co.’s $1 B expansion of its Jebel Ali refinery.

China's Zhejiang Rongsheng eyes doubling refinery capacity in 2020

Chinese conglomerate Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group plans to double capacity of a joint venture refining project to 800 Mbpd in 2020.

Unlock next-level hydrocracker flexibility in today’s turbulent markets

Baric, J., Shell Global Solutions Intl., BV; Kang, D.-H., Hyundai Oilbank Daesan refinery; Orzeszko, G., Grupa LOTOS Gdańsk refinery

As a critical catalytic conversion unit, the hydrocracker provides refiners with valuable feedstock and product slate flexibility.

Review of the CSB report on the 2010 Tesoro refinery fire

McGovern, S. J., PetroTech Consultants

On April 2, 2010, a catastrophic fire occurred within the naphtha hydrotreating unit in the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. The final CSB report, including recommendations, was issued in May 2014, more than four years after the incident that resulted in the tragic loss of seven lives. This work critically reviews the CSB analysis of this incident and several of its resulting recommendations.

Improve refinery profitability by processing low-value streams in a diesel hydrotreater

Dhar, P. K., Rao, G. S., Bennet, C., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Valavarasu, G., Corporate Research and Development Center, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.; Madhav, G. V., Naidu, A. T., SriGanesh, G., Visakhapatnam refinery, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Global demand for middle distillates, especially diesel, is increasing.

No damage, injuries reported in Iran petrochemical fire

An explosion and fire in a naphtha storage tank at Iran's Bu Ali Sina petrochemical refinery has been extinguished. News reports claim that no personnel fatalities nor damage to the plant have been sustained.

Honeywell UOP introduces new hydrotreating catalysts to support cleaner gasoline and diesel

Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp. naphtha cracker restarted

Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp.’s naphtha cracker in Mizushima has been restarted after production was suspended in July due to a malfunction in its refrigeration system.

Experience with naphtha in sour water emulsions generated in a fractionator overhead accumulator

McKnight, C., Rumball, B., Syncrude Canada Ltd.

A number of conversion processes, both hydrogen-addition-based and carbon-rejection-based, crack heavy oil into lighter hydrocarbon products.