Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Impact: A glance at the 2014 NOx control market

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Stationary sources around the world will spend $11 billion in 2014 for capital equipment and consumables to control NOx. This is the latest projection in a report published by McIlvaine Co.The utility..

HP Impact: Biodegradable plastics demand should grow 15% annually from 2012 to 2017

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to a new IHS Chemical global market research report, mounting consumer pressure and legislation, such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives, will increase demand for biodegradab..

India’s thirst for energy to be addressed at IRPC

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2013New Delhi is an international city with numerous attractions. It is the home of the Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India. The c..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Centrica signs long-term North American LNG export contract with CheniereCentrica has an agreement with Cheniere Energy Partners to purchase 89 billion cubic feet of annual liquefied natural gas (LNG)..

HP Impact: Global oil flows shift from West to East

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

By 2020, crude oil trade flows west of Suez will drop by 4.2 MM bpd, while crude flows east of Suez will rise by 4.7 MM bpd (Fig. 1), according to a recently published report from ESAI Energy. The pri..

HP Impact: UK consumers buying less fuel at the pump

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the last 10 years, average UK fuel prices have almost doubled, rising from 73.68 p/l to 136.26 p/l for unleaded gasoline, and 75.57 p/l to 142.39 p/l for diesel. The latest retail marketing survey,..

HP Impact: US demand for corrosion inhibitors to reach $2.5 billion

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US demand for corrosion inhibitors is forecast to rise 4.1% per year to $2.5 billion in 2017, with volume demand approaching 1.7 billion pounds (Table 1). Growth will be driven by higher oil and natur..

HP Impact: Poll says US citizens want more solar, wind and natural gas

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

No fewer than two in three US citizens want the country to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power (76%), wind (71%) and natural gas (65%). Far fewer want to emphasize the pro..

Terminals and storage news

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Methanol storage in LouisianaKinder Morgan Energy Partners has entered into a long-term contract with Methanex to support the construction of methanol storage capacity near Kinder Morgan’s Geisma..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

LyondellBasell plans to expand North American ethylene capacityLyondellBasell will raise its ethylene capacity in North America by 18% in coming years through several debottlenecking projects. Locatio..