Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Industry Metrics

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Cold weather, supply disruptions and geopolitical tensions continue to add more volatility to oil prices, supporting prices above $100/bbl. The events occurring in Ukraine, along with other political ..

HP Editorial Comment: The silent assassin: Corrosion

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This month’s special report focuses on corrosion. Often, uncontrolled corrosion undermines the mechanical integrity of process equipment and infrastructure. It is often identified as the root cau..

HP Industry Perspectives: The best modern-day inventions according to chemical engineers

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The best inventions are often influenced by an individual’s background, job, education and so forth. So what are the top 10 inventions according to chemical engineers? The Institution of Chemical..

HP Industry Metrics

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to the US Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook February 2014, forecast global petroleum and other liquids supply will increase by 1.7 million bpd (MMbpd) in 201..

HP Editorial Comment: What’s next for the energy industry?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Year-end always leads to insightful predictions for the upcoming 12 months and possibly some longer-term insights. In writing this editorial at the end of December, HP reviewed several 2014 outlooks t..

HP Industry Perspectives: New crude oil supplies stabilize oil prices

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report highlighted a positive trend unfolding within the global energy market. The rise in US crude oil production has greatly contributed to stabilizi..

Chemical-grade operation—or not?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The quality of transportation fuels has evolved. Earlier, the fuel quality was based on octane to power larger engines for automobiles and cetane for commercial trucks. As lead was phased out of gasol..

Top HPI Projects

Romanow, Stephany, Thinnes, Billy, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Construction of HPI projects involves numerous risks for several parties. The design and construction of such complexes can take years, from project announcement to commissioning of the complexes. The..

HP Editorial Comment: By the numbers

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At times, engineers, bankers, scientists and accountants can be obsessed with numbers. Why? Because numbers are vital, especially in the design and operation of process units and equipment. Anniversar..

HP Forecast: HPI Market Data 2014 Executive Summary

Romanow, Stephany, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This summary provides a "sneak peek" at Hydrocarbon Processing's HPI Market Data 2014. This comprehensive report investigates present and projected future trends in refining, natural gas and petrochemical industries. Topics include spending forecasts and construction projects derived from HP's Construction Boxscore database; global and regional changes in energy production and use; and developments in oil and natural gas processing. HPI Market Data 2014 also covers trends in economics, plant safety and the environment. This annual report is the hydrocarbon processing industry's premier source of market information for professionals working in the downstream.