Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Insight: ‘Cleaner’ fuels – it’s just not that simple

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refiners worldwide are faced with an overwhelming set of challenges - processing "cleaner," i.e., lower-sulfur-content, fuels while remaining profitable. The EU, under the Auto Oil Prog..

HP Insight: ‘Cleaner’ fuels – it’s just not that simple Fig. 1

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Fig. 1. Hydrogen balance for an integrated refinery (resid hydroprocessing, GO hydrotreating and hydrocracking).6..

HP Insight: Engines of change

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Last year, many members of the HPI were anxious over how the new millennium would impact this industry. During the late 1990s, many factors - crude oil prices, global recession (for som..

HP Insight: Engines of change Fig. 1

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Fig. 1. Major polyolefins manufacturers. ..

Environment – goal or agenda

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The developed world celebrated the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, which began as a call to conscience; we - the public and industry - were reckless with Earth's natural resources - clea..

HP Insight: Thoughts from ACHEMA

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the closing of this issue, HP's editorial staff had just returned from the 26th ACHEMA technical conference and exhibition (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, May 22-27, 2000). Our Mar..

Fuels and vehicles – there are no magic bullets

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The refining industry is facing even more challenges. Unfortunately, refiners lack the "magic bullets" that could resolve these issues, especially for "clean" fuels. In the U.S., propos..

Fuels and vehicles – there are no magic bullets Fig. 1

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Fig. 1. Vehicle and fuel improvement over recent years.4 ..

It's a gas

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gas processing is this month's special report. HP's Gas Processes 2000 lists tried-and-true gas preparation techniques. It also debuts several newcomers. Traditionally, the gas processi..

Petrochemical outlook

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Petrochemicals are the focus for our March issue. Many petrochemical/ chemical products are traded as commodities; thus, any method to minimize manufacturing and energy costs or increase yields is alw..