Featured Articles
Viewpoint: Downstream expansions will accelerate needed production growth
Al-Judaimi, A. M., Saudi Aramco

Two transformative drivers—global economic growth averaging more than 3%/yr and the world population expanding to more than 9 B by 2040—will have the net effect of adding another India and China to today’s global energy demand.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 106: Delayed fireball type explosions
Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

When a vessel containing a flammable liquid under pressure (such as those in an LNG road tanker truck) ruptures and ignites, a vapor fireball explosion can occur.

Asia: Japanese refining moves towards consolidation and increased efficiency
Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

According to recent statements of leading Japanese analysts in the field of refining and the country’s largest producers, the Japanese refining industry is moving towards consolidation and an increase in efficiency.

Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas.

Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

If plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 MMtpy in 2016 to 460 MMtpy by 2030, taking what is already a serious environmental problem to a new level.

Daily Oil
& Gas Prices

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.

EWA Analysis

New project announcements, August 2017–Present

Active project market share by region 

Featured White PapersMore Whitepapers
Featured WebcastsMore Webcasts
Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

For additional downstream construction project data, visit Construction Boxscore.

Project: Winkler Refinery
Location: Winkler, Texas
Operator: Meridian Energy
Cost: $1B
Capacity: 60,000 bpd
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Planning
Project: Melamine Plant
Location: Vadodara, India
Operator: Gujarat State
Cost: $90 MM
Capacity: 40,000 tpy
Completion date: 2019 Q1
Status: Commissioned
Project: Acetic Acid Plant
Location: Clear Lake, Texas
Operator: Celanese
Cost: $25 MM
Capacity: 800,000 tpy
Completion date: 2021 Q3
Status: Planning
Project: Sodium Methylate plant expansion
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Operator: Evonik
Cost: Not yet given
Capacity: 90,000 metric tpy
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Proposed