Thinnes, Billy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

HP Impact: A big market for catalytic and thermal treatment

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2013, just under $26 billion will be spent to remove carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate carbon from stationary and mobile sources. Ninety-two percent of the market purchase..

HP Impact: Asia AC drives market to be driven by energy efficiency

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Asian region is the largest market for low power AC drives, representing around 42% of the global low power AC drives market. The growth is chiefly driven by improvement of internal infrastructure..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Uncertainty looms in EU economyEuropean chemicals output contracted by 2% in 2012 compared with 2011, according to European chemicals group Cefic. By lowering its forecast released in September, the c..

HP Impact: US crude production hits 15-year peak

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that US crude oil production (including lease condensate) averaged almost 6.5 million bpd in September 2012, the highest volume in nearly 15 year..

HP Impact: Increased operating costs in the Asia-Pacific region could derail growth

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Rising operating costs will be the biggest barrier to oil and gas companies’ growth in Asia-Pacific next year, according to a 2013 outlook for the industry by GL Noble Denton. While the sector..

HP Impact: Canadian oil sands GHG emissions scrutinized

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

IHS has released an update to its 2010 report comparing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fuels made from Canadian oil sands to those from other crude sources. The new analysis found that total ..

HP Impact: North America lagging, Asia-Pacific surging, in sales of natural gas vehicles

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global market for light-duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs), which produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional gasoline engines and which run on fuel that is cheaper than gasoline, varie..

HP Associations: Cyber security in the oil sector

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Petroleum Institute (API) held its 7th annual cyber security conference over two November days in Houston, Texas. Since cyber attacks on industrial targets have grown in frequency and int..

HP Brief: Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline unveiledAir Products recently completed its 600-mile Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) project and also started up operations at a dynamic customer service center.The ..

HP Impact: Production of biofuels made from algae poses sustainability concerns

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5% (approximately 39 billion liters) of US transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, water and nutri..