Indonesia lowers sulfur content of subsidized diesel

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesia has lowered the sulfur content of its subsidized diesel in line with a global shift to move towards using cleaner fuel to curb pollution.

Business Trends: Global refining overview—Part 4

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Throughout its overview series of the global refining industry, Hydrocarbon Processing has provided a look at the state of the refining industry, new project developments, demand outlooks for the refining sector and the move to low-sulfur fuels. The previous sections have taken a detailed look at the refining sectors of Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. This fourth and final installment analyzes major trends in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and offers data on planned refinery capacity additions, upgrades and grassroots facilities.

Editorial Comment: Hydrocarbon Processing forecasts $321 B in total HPI spending in 2017

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

What is the state of the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI)? Which regions and sectors are seeing growth, and which are stagnant, or possibly shrinking? These were some of the questions that Hydrocarbon Processing editors tackled at the 43rd Annual Hydrocarbon Processing Forecast Breakfast.

Shipping fuel change to upend refining, threaten OPEC crudes

A switch to cleaner fuels in the world's ships in 2020 could double the profits of the world's most advanced oil refineries, but threatens to put older ones out of business and punish those countries that produce the wrong kind of crude.

Wärtsilä positioned to assist marine sector meet new global sulfur cap

Wärtsilä's proactive development of exhaust gas cleaning systems, together with its broad offering in gas and dual-fuel engine technologies, means that the company is positioned to assist fleet owners to implement plans for compliance.

DuPont MECS DynaWave scrubbers to be used in Petronas’ RAPID refinery

DuPont MECS DynaWave technology has been selected for the installation of three custom-engineered scrubbing systems for sulfur dioxide removal at Petronas’ RAPID Project refinery in Pengerang, Southern Johor, Malaysia.

Business Trends: Global refining overview—Part 3

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Hydrocarbon Processing continues its series on the global refining industry. This series provides a detailed outlook on the state of the global refining sector, active and new project developments, and an overview of major refining trends in each region. Part 3 provides an overview of the refining sectors of Canada, Latin America and the US.

Refining: High-impact challenges in today’s global refining market

Zurlo, J. A., GE Water and Process Technologies

To stay competitive and thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile energy market that is characterized by major shifts in supply and demand dynamics, refiners must find ways to increase operational efficiencies, maximize productivity and produce refined products at lower costs.

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, January 1, 2020, has been set as the implementation date for a significant reduction in the sulfur content of the fuel oil used by ships.

ReTPac concept from MAN Diesel & Turbo recaptures market for refinery applications

Tailored specifically to the requirements of refinery operators, the modular and scalable turbomachinery concept combines centrifugal compressor and prime mover to a single-lift unit, serving refinery applications like hydrotreating and hydrocracking.