Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Biodiesel – a fungible and eco-friendly fuel

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Nothing worthwhile is ever cheap, easy or quick. Attitudes toward energy reserves are changing. New technologies have identified more crude oil and natural gas reserves. Evolving innova..

Mixing beliefs with facts produces poor policy

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Ah, it is summer time. Many consumers are venturing out on holiday; thus, we are entering the peak of the driving season. In the US, much attention is now focused on gasoline pricing an..

HPInformer

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Australian energy businesses sold Aquila, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, is selling its Australian interests for approximately $589 million which - after fees, expenses and taxes - is projected to yield..

Loss of innocence – life after 9/11

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major events quickly force paradigm shifts for individuals, industries and even nations. Disasters and tragedies galvanize groups to demand change. Recent history is littered with catas..

Trade – the uniting force of prosperity

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Trade - the uniting force of prosperityTrade is not new; it is the most effective method to raise domestic prosperity. Yet, export items are complex. They can encompass: Raw natural r..

Feedstocks’ pricing – survival in the belly of the beast

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

For natural-gas-based petrochemicals, feedstock pricing has been a true beast of burden. Recent high natural gas pricing in North America (NA) is great for suppliers. Yet, for users, hi..

The newest commodity product – LNG

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Energy demand defines prosperity. The global appetite for energy stalled beginning in 2001 and didn't rally throughout 2002. Worldwide consumption of oil was flat in 2001 and 2002, tota..

Burden of proving ULSD rests with the testing method

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What defines a "clean fuel"? Ultimately, it is the final fuel certification as obtained through an approved laboratory measurement method. For low-sulfur-content fuels, several major te..

Many unknowns for availability of ‘clean’ diesel

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Within 30 months, the U.S. refining industry is expected to be producing ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) - 15-ppm sulfur. According to the ULSD rule, this fuel product has several import..

2002 – Is it over yet?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Controversy builds character. Without a doubt, the HPI companies that are surviving these recent times are true characters. As 2002 closes, the majority of businesses are heaving a sigh..