Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Impact: HPImpact: Will falling oil prices ratchet up consumption?

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Oil executives and industry analysts told attendees at a major petroleum conference that the era of cheap energy is over and warned of another price spike if investment in oil production is reined in..

HP Impact: HPImpact: World catalyst growth forecast at 6%/yr pace to 2012

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global catalyst demand will be strong across all market segments as energy prices are helping support increased catalyst use as a means of improving productivity. Volume consumption is expected to in..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

'No' to low-carbon fuels mandate Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. has filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to prevent i..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Asian petrochemicals propel growing demand for naphtha

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The petrochemical sector in Asia is undergoing fundamental change. According to a recent analysis from FACTS Inc., three key forces are impacting the industry's outlook: Massive expansion of Asian..

HP Impact: HPImpact: 'Hard truths' still relevant for assessing energy industry

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Last year, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) issued a comprehensive report, Facing the Hard Truths about Energy (see "HPImpact," September 2007, p. 27). Recently, key participants in the study ex..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Get 'back to basics,' advises refining industry analyst

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Golden Age has come and gone, and refining margins have fallen from their peaks, according to Blake Eskew, vice president at Purvin & Gertz, who presented a keynote address to NPRA's recent Q&A an..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Cost increases, delays threaten security of global gas markets

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The past 18 months have been tumultuous for natural gas markets. Gas prices were high and volatile in all regional markets, with demand continuously growing and a dramatic increase of liquefied natu..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Updated valve primer aims to facilitate design for novice engineers

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ISA reports the release of Control Valve Primer, A User's Guide, 4th Edition by Hans D. Baumann. The guide's fourth edition is claimed to be updated and significantly enlarged by adding sections on ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: China emerges as powerhouse in plastic additives industry

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Demand from China has helped drive growth in the plastic additives industry, pushing the industry to 12.2 million metric tons in 2007. The industry as a whole was valued at $32 billion, according to..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Tracking oil's geopolitical risks As the global energy market faces new challenges, Amy Myers Jaffe, with the James A. Baker III Institute for Publ..