DuBose, Ben

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Associations: IRPC 2013 highlights refining, petrochemicals integration

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The importance of downstream integration and strategies to compete with new US plants dominated talk at the fourth annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC).The three-day event..

HP Industry Perspectives: US ethane advantage appears only temporary

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The ethane advantage held by the US petrochemical industry is very real, but it may not last that long.Poll findingsOut of hundreds of votes cast in April and May by readers in a HydrocarbonProcessing..

HP Industry Perspectives: Are Arctic projects safe?

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Key industry officials answer a poll question from HydrocarbonProcessing.com

Benchmark oil, gas prices poised for divorce

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the global HPI, changing market dynamics are putting a premium on petrochemical and refining units that can crack ethane.

HP Associations: HPI mulls technical innovations at IRPC in Milan, Italy

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The third annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) opened its doors in mid-June, bringing record crowds to Milan, Italy, as leading downstream players shared and debated new h..

HP Construction Profile: Methanex targets US for relocation of capacity

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Methanex plans to move at least one methanol plant from Chile to the US, seeking to capitalize on a trend of low natural gas prices and possible interest in gasoline alternatives.For now, the Canada-b..

HP Associations: The inside scoop from NPRA’s technology forum

Thinnes, Billy, DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On the first day of this year’s National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) Q&A and Technology Forum in San Antonio (which took place October 9–12), delegates noted that increased..

HP Construction Profile: Eni starts slurry technology project at Italy refinery

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Italian oil and gas major Eni has started work on applying Eni Slurry Technology (EST) at its Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, located near Pavia in northern Italy.EST is Eni’s proprietary ..

HP Construction: Construction begins for Shell FLNG facility in Australia

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Prelude gas field project is progressing at rapid pace, with first LNG production expected by 2017

HP Impact: IEA seeks closer alignment with China

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

After a decade of high growth led to China becoming the world’s biggest energy consumer, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka says that closer alignment of the countr..