Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Impact: Cyber campaign against gas pipelines

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In March, US Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) identified an active series of cyber intrusions targeting natural gas pipeline sector companie..

HP Impact: Global oil market reveals myth of energy independence

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The current oil boom is creating economic benefits for the US, but it won’t shield the country from the price volatility that is inherent in the global oil market, according to a new report from ..

HP Impact: Diesel engine demand to exceed $197 billion in 2015

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

World demand for diesel engines is projected to grow 6.7% per year through 2015 to $197.5 billion (Table 1). Product sales will be driven by an increase in the production of motor vehicles, particular..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Marathon limits flaring The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice recently announced an agreement with Marathon Petroleum Co. that has already reduced air pollution fr..

HP Impact: China hungry for thermoplastics

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Newly discovered plastic blends are helping to satisfy the huge demand for thermoplastics being brought about by China’s swelling home retail industry, according to a new report by market intelli..

HP Impact: Major increase in Alberta oil sands employment

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alberta’s oil sands industry, which employed just over 20,000 workers in 2011, is projected to grow its workforce by 73% by 2021, according to a new report released by the Petroleum Human Resourc..

HP Impact: Industrial valve market growing

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The world market for valves used by industry will grow to $65 billion per year in 2017 (Table 1), adding more than $10 billion to current annual sales. This projection is in the latest forecast by the..

HP Impact: Society urges GHS compliance

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has been preparing health, safety and environment (HSE) professionals for major compliance changes that are required by the United Nations’ (UN..

HP Associations: A wealth of knowledge at AFPM annual meeting

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At March’s American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM, formerly known as the NPRA) annual meeting in San Diego, California, it seems everyone had some important knowledge to share. Nowhe..

HP Impact: Energy for economic growth

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Having proved resilient throughout the recent recession compared to other sectors, the energy industry has the potential to be a key engine of economic growth and recovery, according to a new study by..