Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refiner shares his insights Lynn Westfall, the chief economist for Tesoro Corp., discussed the status of the refining industry, new technology a..

HP Impact: HPImpact: China leads world in methanol fuel blending

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2007, China became the world's largest methanol producer and consumer. China also leads the world in the use of methanol as an alternative transportation fuel, blending nearly 1 billion gallons of ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Process safety incident evaluation tool launched

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Occupational injury and illness metrics aren't optimal for gauging the effectiveness of a company's process safety program. The Baker Panel that investigated the 2005 BP refinery disaster in Texas Cit..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Volatility impels update to rules of thumb for cost estimations

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the early stages of a project, engineers and estimators use rules of thumb to rapidly establish defensible cost estimates. These guidelines are usually based on historical breakdowns of cost co..

HP Impact: HPImpact: New report finds 'plenty of potential' in Alaska fields

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a comprehensive new report examining the potential for Arctic Alaska to remain a major contributor to US domestic energy supply. Key findings indicate tha..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Refining margins, product prices boost major's earnings

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ConocoPhillips (CP) reported a higher net income for fourth-quarter 2007 as compared to the same quarter in 2006 in its most recent filing. The company announced a net income of $4,371 million vs. $3,..

HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US energy market outlook The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently been tasked to evaluate trends in the international trade of pe..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Clean-fuels mandates deal varying costs to Asia-Pacific countries

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Wood Mackenzie's analysis of the clean fuels race in Asia-Pacific shows that the cost to refiners of compliance with Euro IV quality standards for gasoline and diesel could total as much as $25 billio..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Thermoplastic elastomers global demand to reach 3.7 million tons in 2011

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Worldwide demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to increase 6.3%/yr through 2011 to 3.7 million metric tons. China is projected to expand its share of the world market from under 30% ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Economic expansion buoys call for programmable logic controllers in China

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Chinese programmable logic controllers (PLC) market is set for strong growth, driven by a vibrant and fast-growing economy that is giving high priority to establishing new factories and facilities..