Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

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Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Dow optimistic about natural gasGeorge Biltz, Dow Chemical’s vice president of energy and climate change, recently testified before a US Senate committee about the future of natural gas and the o..

HP Impact: Rare earths and lubricant demand to grow worldwide

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Freedonia Group has two reports out that will be of interest to Hydrocarbon Processsing readers. The first examines world demand for rare earths, which is expected to grow 7.1% per year to reach 1..

HP Impact: New requirements could raise cost of gas, shutter US refineries

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new study says that upcoming US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements could raise the cost of manufacturing gasoline, lead to the closing of domestic refineries, and force the US to dou..

HP Impact: Tesoro releases report on Anacortes explosion

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Tesoro recently released its report on the April 2, 2010, incident at its Anacortes refinery in Washington. The incident occurred when a heat exchanger in the refinery’s naphtha hydrotreater unit..

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Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Yellowstone River spillA pipeline running underneath the Yellowstone River in Montana, owned by ExxonMobil, ruptured on July 1. This resulted in a spill of crude oil into the river approximately 20 mi..

HP Impact: Ranking the world’s top places for oil and gas investment

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Mississippi is ranked as the top place in the world for oil and gas investment, according to the opinions of international petroleum executives and managers in the Fraser Institute’s Global Petro..

HP Impact: Europe looks to US for guidance on unconventional gas issues

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The latest report from the Atlantic Council argues that Europe’s unconventional gas future will depend upon industry adopting best practices similar to those advocated in the US. The report indic..

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Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US biodiesel market The US biodiesel industry will grow to support more than 74,000 jobs throughout the economy by 2015 while creating some $4 billion in household income, more than doubling current l..

HP Impact: Canadian oil sands in the US market

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A recent report from IHS CERA analyzed the role of Canadian oil sands in the US market. Currently, the US is practically the only market for Canadian crude oil. Although Canadian oil is exported to ma..

HP Impact: NOx control market to reach $7.6 billion

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The market for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and replacement catalyst will reach a record $7.6 billion this year (Fig. 2). This is according to the latest forecast published by the McIlv..