Natural Gas

South China chemical producer halts ammonia output as gas crisis deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) — A major Chinese chemical producer based in the southern province of Yunnan said it has halted production of synthetic ammonia and urea due to natural gas shortages as China's winter heating crisis deepens.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US saw solid product demand, despite a decline following the end of the driving season, and reduced scheduled maintenance lent some support.

Industry Perspectives: New downstream project announcements drop 14% in 2017

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 770 new projects have been announced over the past 3 yr.

Editorial Comment: Hydrocarbon Processing forecasts $361 B in total HPI spending in 2018

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the state of the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI)?

Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by HP editors and readers

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Libya's new power plant to cut Sharara oil exports by 50,000 bpd

LONDON (Reuters) — Libya’s new Ubari gas-fired power station will initially run on up to 50,000 bpd of Sharara crude oil when it starts up in around two weeks, slashing exports from Libya’s biggest oilfield, a Libyan oil industry source said on Thursday.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global middle distillate market continued to improve on healthy demand and depleted stocks amid regional maintenance, while the bottom of the barrel saw pressure due to low demand and high inventory levels in Asia and Europe.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Connecting rod failure in a new reciprocating gas compressor

Zardynezhad, S., Contributing Writer

Compressor failure in an oil refinery can have severe consequences on health, safety and the environment.