Boost capacity of SRUs with mixing devices for oxygen enrichment

The requirement for additional sulfur recovery unit capacity in a refinery may stem from hydroprocessing operations; a refinery expansion project; a shift from lighter to heavier, sourer crudes to improve margins; or the need to remove extra sulfur content to meet tighter environmental regulations.

Refining: Refinery investments focus on ultra-low-sulfur gasoline

Nogarin, M. (1), Contributing writer

Mexican oil company Pemex recently announced major refinery improvement projects that will represent a total investment of $23 B over the next three years.

Varied solutions to the challenges of sulfur management

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As governments impose progressively stringent limits on the sulfur content of fuels, the refining industry and the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) are increasing their focus on sulfur removal to maximize profits from sulfur-rich oil and gas resources.

HP Viewpoint: US shale revolution set to spill over into downstream

England, J., Deloitte LLP; Mittal, A., Deloitte Services LP

The US shale boom is rapidly changing from an upstream story to a broader energy evolution with increased margins migrating to midstream and, more particularly, to downstream. In downstream oil, disco..

HP Industry Metrics: Industry Metrics

According to the International Energy Agency’s August Oil Market Report, 2014 global oil demand has stalled. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its forecast for global economic gr..

HP Industry Perspectives: Is it too early to be optimistic for 2014?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The increased availability of natural gas supplies are redefining energy conditions. New natural gas reserves are shifting the order for producing nations. Shale gas reserves, once difficult to extrac..

Tune up the ‘sweetening’ process for your facility

Garg, M. O., Indian Institute of Petroleum, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; Kumar, S., Indian Institute of Petroleum; Ganguly, S. K., Das, G., Sain, B., CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum

Novel catalysts can improve the oxidation of thiols (RSH) found in light oils. Thiols in petroleum products, such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and light straight-run naphtha (LSRN), usually found ..

HP Industry Perspectives: Marine fuels: Not clear sailing ahead

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major changes are unfolding that will impact the marine shipping industry. Within the next decade, tighter environmental rules will be in place, changing fuels used to propel international and domesti..

HP Brief: Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Galveston Bay refineryMarathon Petroleum has closed its transaction with BP to purchase several assets, including the 451,000-bpd refinery located in Texas City, Texas. The refinery will be renamed an..

HP Industry Perspectives: EU leans forward on clean-fuel strategies

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late January 2013, the European Commission (EC) announced ambitious measures to ensure the buildup and standardization of alternative fueling stations across Europe. Much of the earlier EC policy i..