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Impact of biofeed retrofits, coprocessing on refinery amine units, SWSs and SRUs—Part 1
Le Grange, P., Tekebayev, K., Goettler, L., Kiebert, J., Sulphur Experts; Sheilan, M., Amine Experts

Diesel with a portion of biologically sourced carbon is being produced at an increasing number of conventional crude oil refineries.

IMO 2020 impact assessment study on KIPIC Al Zour Refinery future operations
Bin Naser, A., Shameeha, F., Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC)

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Key considerations for the design and operation of a renewable diesel unit
Green, S., ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Designs for the process configuration and operation of the unit are fundamental aspects in the production of renewable diesel.

Comparing green fuels for marine engines—Part 1
Bushiri, D., Refinery Automation Institute

The marine shipping industry, which accounts for 80% of global trade and 3% of annual global carbon emissions,1 must adhere to stringent International Maritime Organization (IMO) goals of reducing total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050.2

History of the HPI-Up to the 1930s: Whales, lamps, automobiles, plastics and war
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the next 10 mos, Hydrocarbon Processing will provide a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Safe and sustainable alkylation for the forward-looking refiner
Chung, W., Well Resources Inc.; Zhang, R., Zhang, X., Beijing Zhongshi Aojie Petroleum Technology Co. Ltd.; Chen, Q., Sinopec Jiujiang Co.

In a post-pandemic economy, global governments and industry participants are increasingly committing to meeting climate action targets.

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Total active projects by region and sector, excluding holds

Data provided by Global Energy Infrastructure. 

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,100 projects around the world. At 40%, the Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share in total active projects followed by the Middle East and the U.S. These three regions represent nearly 70% of all active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Al-Zour PRIZe project
Location: Al Zour, Kuwait
Operator: KIPIC
Cost: 8000
Capacity: 330,000 tpy
Completion date: 2026
Status: Engineering
Project: Qingzou PDH plant
Location: Qinzhou, China
Operator: Shanghai Huayi
Cost: 1300
Capacity: 750,000 tpy
Completion date: 2022
Status: Engineering
Project: Karbala refinery
Location: Karbala, Iraq
Operator: SCOP
Cost: 6000
Capacity: 140,000 bpd
Completion date: 2022
Status: Under construction
Project: Pulau Muara Besar Integrated complex-Phase 2
Location: Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei
Operator: Brunei Hengyi Industries
Cost: 13650
Capacity: 14 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Planning/proposed