Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Insight: Forecast for 2002

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At this time, many organizations develop their budgets and allocate spending for the coming new year. In late summer, HP compiled its forecast on 2002 HPI spending trends. However, the events from Sep..

HP Insight: Questions to HP

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

HP editorial receives many requests for information. Often, these inquiries are follow-ups to article subjects from previous issues. Many inquirers seek contact information concerning equipment and se..

Halfway through 2001

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Well, we are halfway through 2001, and it has been an interesting time. This year began with record-high prices for crude oils and natural gas that apparently put the brakes on the HPI'..

What is optimization for the HPI?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sometimes in our haste to emphasize key points and highlight radical new information, we are guilty of overusing descriptive words in articles, press releases, presentations and general..

In search of gas

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Price and volatility are the main issues affecting natural gas. The HPI is conditioned to tolerate price increases as crude oil pricing rises. Yet, no one could forecast the ascent of g..

HP Insight: E-biz and the HPI

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Technology is a wonderful medium; it can push forward advancements. Equally important, it can also generate bewilderment and initiate chaos. Overzealous organizations rushed to be playe..

Tough times still ahead

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Participation in the petrochemical industry is not for the faint of heart. Let's face it; this industry operates in a cyclic nature. We often seek soothsayers that can accurately forete..

Editorial Comment

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In this issue, significant editorial pages are dedicated to "clean fuel" strategies. Sulfur is the leading nemesis of motor-fuel blending streams. Worldwide, many new regulations furthe..

Stepchild of the plant – utilities

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Plant utilities are often treated as the "stepchild" operation. HPI operating companies never make profits from steam generation and water purification. However, malfunctions in steam d..

Refining Processes 2000 - more 'pots and pans'

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Process technology is just like "pots and pans." An overwhelming number of options are readily available from many suppliers. Depending on local situations, users can pick and choose from various tech..