Romanow, Stephany

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Methanol – the other clean-fuel victim

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the U.S., the political war still rages over what constitutes a risk-free, clean-fuel blending component. Presently, MTBE's future remains clouded with many conditions and uncertaint..

A flawed perception in a transparent world

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In Hollywood, image is everything. It is the perception of what others hold true of your actions and deeds. Presently, the image of the HPI and integrated energy companies is deplorable..

HP Insight: Reality ‘bites’ for the energy industry

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As this issue goes to press, HP will be releasing its 2003 industry forecast. So what should the HPI expect to happen over the next 15 months? Well, the news is cooling if not at times ..

A government of the people, by the people and for the people... Are we really so sure?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Stephany Romanow, Senior Process EditorComments? Write:romanows@gulfpub.comU.S. history students recognize the title as an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address presented on Nov. 19, 1863...

Options to consider when optimizing existing units

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This month's issue is totally devoted to the multifaceted issues surrounding process and plant optimization. Without exception, all operating facilities are very conscious about their p..

Natural gas – working within the bubble

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

History constantly reinforces that 1) energy prices are extremely volatile and 2) the demand for energy continues to increase. The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 21-year..

HP Insight: A not so silent spring for MTBE

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The furor surrounding MTBE twists and turns this Spring. In mid-February, results from the Stillwater Associates' draft report, "MTBE phase out in California," to the California Energy ..

HP Insight: The next ‘golden age’ of refining

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Yes, we can actually dream of the next Golden Age for the refining industry. This will definitely be change, considering the pain and agony of the last decade. The '90s were not "golde..

Got gas!!!!

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The recent uptake for gas-to-liquid (GTL) projects is boiling up.Primary drivers for GTL announcements are fuel issues, environmentand, most important, money. So, why all the interest intechnologies t..

Monsters everywhere

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Organizations that manufacture MTBE or supply this industry must truly believe that there are monsters everywhere. MTBE, a petrochemical with firm ties to the methanol industry, has many opponents. Ye..