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Asia: China eyes significant growth in petrochemicals
Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

China aims to grow its domestic petrochemical production during the next 5 yr–7 yr, driven by the ongoing modernization of major production facilities and an increase in foreign investments.

Are there ghosts in your maintenance backlog?
Thorman, G., Red Horse Properties LLC

The heart and soul of a maintenance organization is often found in the backlog of identified work.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Automatic gauging addresses tank farm challenges
Mallon, D., Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co.

Tank farms are often found on the premises of large refineries and petrochemical plants, or nearby.

Horizontal distillation column technology
Katyal, A., Independent Researcher/Inventor

Gas-liquid contact operations are required for the separation of mixtures based on differences in the chemical properties (volatility, solubility, etc.) of various components.

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Global Construction Projects

Data provided by Construction Boxscore.

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

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Boxscore new project announcements, April 2018–present

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Sebastopol Refinery
Location: Cartegena, Columbia
Operator: Sebastopol
Cost: $5 Billion
Capacity: 150,000 bpd
Completion date: 2023
Status: Engineering
Project: Propane Dehydrogenation
Location: Petrochem. Special Economic Zone, Iran
Operator: Salman-e-Farsi Petrochemical
Cost: TBA
Capacity: 450,000 tpy
Completion date: 2020
Status: Under Construction
Project: Diamond Green Diesel Plant Expansion
Location: Norco, LA
Operator: Diamond Green Diesel
Cost: $1.1B
Capacity: 675 MM gpy
Completion date: 2021
Status: Engineering
Project: Underground Crude Storage
Location: Fujairah, UAE
Operator: ADNOC
Cost: $1,211 MM
Capacity: 42 MMbbl
Completion date: 2022
Status: EPC