Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Impact: ACC publishes comprehensive economic profile

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has issued its 2013 guide on the business of chemistry, a detailed economic profile of the chemistry industry and its contributions to the US and world economies.U..

HP Impact: OAS report examines cyber security trends in the Americas

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Organization of American States (OAS) has released a report analyzing Latin American and Caribbean cyber security trends and government responses. Prepared in collaboration with the company Trend ..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gazprom Neft refines Euro 5 diesel fuelGazprom Neft’s Moscow oil refinery has launched production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. Starting last month, all diesel fuel supplied by the Moscow oil refinery t..

HP Impact: Canadian crude production projected to double by 2030

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A report from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) forecasts Canadian crude oil production will more than double to 6.7 million bpd by 2030 from 3.2 MMbpd in 2012 (Fig. 1). This incl..

HP Impact: US targets Iran’s petrochemical industry

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Treasury Department, acting in concert with the US Department of State, recently took action to target Iran’s petrochemical industry (Fig. 2). As Iran’s oil revenues continue to fall ..

HP Impact: Global distribution of natural catastrophes in 2012

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93% of which were weather-related disasters. In terms of overall and insured losses ($170 billion and $70 billion, respectively), 2012 did not f..

HP Impact: HSE remains a major concern for the oil and gas industry

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Health, safety and environment (HSE) concerns remain the top issue on the oil and gas industry’s risk agenda, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.“The industry is undergoing intense..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major energy supply and flare reduction project in IraqSouth Gas Co., Shell and Mitsubishi have joined together to form Basrah Gas Co. (BGC), which will oversee what the group claims to be “the l..

HP Impact: US LNG exports to alter Asian gas market

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gas buyers in Japan and South Korea are expected to benefit most from potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, while Australian producers and European wholesalers could be under pressure. The tw..

HP Impact: US electricity demand sinks, while coal captures market share from gas

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US electricity demand in April 2013 was the lowest monthly demand the country has seen in three years, as April temperatures trended warmer for the East Coast and West Coast, while a core of well-belo..