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Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s.

Associations: Taking on the challenges facing the fuels and petrochemicals industries

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is made up of more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

Find the best aromatics extraction system for industrial applications
Chou, C., GTC Technology US, LLC

Aromatics are fundamental petrochemical compounds used as raw materials to manufacture hundreds of polymers, solvents and additives; these, in turn, are used to make consumable products that people use every day.

A game-changing approach to furnace safeguarding
Mickity, D., Phillips 66

This work is a follow-up article to “Automate furnace controls to improve safety and energy efficiency,” which was published in the June 2014 edition of Hydrocarbon Processing.

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Project: Sidi Rezine Refinery Revamp
Location: Baraki, Algeria
Operator: Sonatrach
Cost: $908 MM
Capacity: 3.6 Mtpy
Completion date: 2019
Status: Under construction
Project: Shannon LNG Project
Location: Kerry, Ireland
Operator: Shannon LNG Terminal
Cost: $1,160 MM
Capacity: 1 Bscf/d
Completion date: 2020
Status: Planning
Project: Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project
Location: Portland, Texas
Operator: Gulf Coast Growth Ventures
Cost: $10 Billion
Capacity: 1.8 Mtpy
Completion date: 2024
Status: Planning
Project: ENCINA Chemicals BTX Plant Project
Location: Gillette, Wyoming
Operator: ENCINA Chemicals
Cost: Undetermined
Capacity: 100 Mtpy
Completion date: 2020
Status: Proposed