Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Impact: Refinery and petrochemical construction costs continue measured rise

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The costs for designing and constructing downstream refining and petrochemical projects rose 3% from Q1 2010 to Q3 2010, according to the latest edition of the IHS CERA Downstream Capital Costs Index ..

HP Impact: Moving beyond the meltdown in the Gulf

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions’ recent study, the Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling remains vital to the US economy and is vital for future growth. For the record, “easy o..

HP Impact: Growth in shale gas production to play role in shaping demand for Middle East LNG

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Investment in the development of shale gas in the US and Europe could present Middle East markets with a reduction in demand according to Euro-Petroleum Consultants’ (EPC) President Colin Chapman..

HP Impact: Global energy outlook to 2035

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy Outlook 2010, the energy world market faces unprecedented uncertainty. The 2008–2009 global economic crisis threw the..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Cobalt Technologies has an agreement with the US Navy to develop technology for the conversion of biobutanol into full performance jet and diesel fuels. Under the agreement, n-biobutanol produced by C..

HP Impact: European downstream oil industry safety performance

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

CONCAWE has released a report that parses statistics on work-related personal injuries for the European downstream oil industry’s own employees, as well as contractors, for the year 2009. Data we..

HP Impact: Fieldbus Foundation registers devices with advanced field diagnostics

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Fieldbus Foundation has registered the first FOUNDATION fieldbus devices incorporating advanced field diagnostics technology. The new registration requirements help to standardize how fieldbus dev..

HP Impact: Ethanol to hit refining profitability

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Surging ethanol blending will undermine wholesale gasoline prices in the Atlantic Basin, starting in 2012, according to ESAI’s newly updated two-year outlook. The outlook says that ethanol will a..

HP Associations: Growing the fuel pool

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Whether refiners like it or not, the drumbeat for renewable fuels grows daily. The building momentum for such fuels is boosted by government mandates and regulations. Unfortunately, the tidal wave for..

HP Construction: North America

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Flint Energy Services Ltd. was awarded a contract extension for work on Suncor Energy’s Firebag SAGD projects near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, for site-wide construction and commissioning ser..