Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Impact: HPImpact: Study: Despite losses, Chinese refining remains 'attractive'

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Losses due to capped domestic fuel prices have not slowed the rush to invest in the Chinese refining sector, according to key findings by PFC Energy's China Downstream Monitoring Service. With price c..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Watch for opportunity, risks in changing market conditions

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Three factors will shape how companies conduct business in 2009 and the near term, according to Bill Hale, the Americas Advisory Services Oil and Gas leader of Ernst and Young LLP. He outlined the 200..

HP Impact: HPImpact: 'Environmental burden' of coal-fired power plants quantified

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Coal-fired power plant operators can make substantial reductions in actual greenhouse gases and huge reductions in other emissions. Operating costs would be reduced while the cost of electricity and l..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Quick look: IEA forecasts Oil demand forecasts for 2008 and 2009 were trimmed by 240 thousand barrels/day (Mbpd) and 440 Mbpd, respectively, given ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Asia emerging as diverse consumer of methanol

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

From the Western perspective, methanol (MeOH) is an important petrochemical and is used in manufacturing many vital intermediate and finished goods, according to Mark Berggren, managing director of Me..

HP Impact: HPImpact: HPI continues trend in US of dramatically reducing emissions

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The recently released Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 Sector Performance Report analyzes the performance of 12 sectors of the US economy—including oil and gas and chemicals manufacturing&#..

HP Impact: HPImpact: New south China refinery aims for full production in 2009

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Construction of a 200 thousand barrels/day (Mbpd) refinery in Qinzhou is to be completed by the end of this year, according to PetroChina, the owner/operator. The entire refinery is expected to be fu..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Tight LNG markets forecast due to project delays

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Delays in liquefied natural gas (LNG) production projects in the near-term will keep the market tight for the next 15 years, according to a report from Bernstein Research. The gap between global supp..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Automation standard projected to receive swift buy-in

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New technology and standards acceptance can typically meet with resistance from HPI stakeholders. However, representatives from leading automation companies recently spoke of the positive impact Wire..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Skilled 3D piping designers in demand as project work builds

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A serious, short- and long-term shortage of trained engineers and piping designers is testing the energy industry. As these jobs go unfilled, salaries for this type of work have doubled over the past..