Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Impact: HPImpact: Process improvements in propylene oxide aim to ease tight markets

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Technologies for propylene oxide (PO) production are undergoing a flurry of activity, according to a new outlook from global energy consultancy Nexant, Inc. (www.nexant.com). Since the commercializati..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Ethylene players scramble for position in volatile climate

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The cyclicality of the ethylene business has been a constant for many years. Balancing the addition of new capacity against a forecast for demand growth in a manner that does not create significant l..

HP Impact: HPImpact: By 2011, world biofuels demand to reach 92 million metric tons

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

World demand for biofuels will expand nearly 20%/yr to 92 million metric tons in 2011, despite recent concerns about the impact of biofuels on the environment and world food supplies. A recent outlook..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Feedstock costs, slower construction plaguing petrochemicals margins

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Companies involved in the petrochemicals sector are dealing with the dual challenges of high cost and low margins. Careful reaction to fast-changing but elevated value chain economics will thus be imp..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Sizeable increases in world refining capacity expansions forecast

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global refining capacity is having difficulty keeping pace with the increasing demand for petroleum products. Therefore, many refiners are planning major expansions in crude oil distillation and conve..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Energy security: Shell meets with US citizens, policymakers

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Like many other industry stakeholders, Shell Oil Co. has been frustrated by the level of misinformation and mistrust in the marketplace. The oil major recognized that the oil and gas industry has bee..

HP Impact: HPImpact: LNG set for global trading, though pace may slacken beyond 2010

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Investment decisions finalized several years ago assure that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is set to become a more freely traded flexible worldwide commodity, and will reshape the global market's tradi..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Chemicals: need better capture of supply chain best practices

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Nearly two-thirds of supply chain professionals in the chemicals industry say their companies have no formal processes for identifying and sharing supply chain best practices, according to a recent s..

HP Impact: HPImpact: OPEC to maintain estimated 29.7-million bpd output quota

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna agreed to hold output steady. They said that record-high oil prices were driven by factors beyond their control, arguing that the market was pushed higher by a weak d..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Alternative energy financing faces policy limitations

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While the US is increasing its investment in renewable electricity generation, European countries are far ahead in terms of production and generation. A study from the Equipment Leasing and Finance A..