Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Insight: The HPI is all about people

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The journey through the last 90 years as chronicled by the headlines of Hydrocarbon Processing has been a unique experience. As in any quest, the high points are too quickly followed by downturns. Som..

HP Insight: Predicting the future is no easy task

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the fourth quarter, the emphasis shifts to planning for next year. Many hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies have completed third-quarter earnings report and are gauging how their perfor..

HP Insight: Changes in the world order

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The only constant is change. In the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), change facilitates new discoveries process technologies and products to resolve problems. Likewise, change reshapes markets f..

HP Insight: Energy crisis: Time and talent wanted

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Maximizing the energy potential from all hydrocarbon resources is the main goal for all nations. More efficient utilization of energy—natural gas, coal and crude oil—facilitates economic gro..

HP Construction Profile: Texas-based refinery has a long history

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Valero Port Arthur Refinery was commissioned in 1901 and has had many process additions and improvements throughout its history (see pg. 38). In 2001, nearly $850 million was invested in a delayed..

HP Insight: How long is an economic cycle for the HPI?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As summer takes hold in the Northern Hemisphere, demand for energy in various forms increases. In looking back over the past 90 years, energy demand and pricing cycle through high and low points. In 2..

HP Construction Profile: Rotterdam LNG facility wins top project award

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Gate megaproject is one of Europe's largest LNG terminals. With two jetties, it can unload simultaneously two vessels of the Q-Max type, the world's biggest LNG carriers.

Largest ethane cracker: Borouge’s Ruwais manufacturing complex

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The latest expansion project includes an ethane cracker (EU3), two PE and two PP plants, and a low-density PE (LDPE) unit.

Largest hydrocracker in China

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refiners are leveraging hydrocracking to respond to momentum in global dieselization, with crude prices forcing refiners to process distressed crudes and difficult feedstock.

HP Impact: HPImpact: Global energy demand down in 2009

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Mark Finley, general manager of Global Energy Markets for BP America, shared BP's view on future global energy at the Baker Institute Energy Forum. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Ener..