Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Impact: HPImpact: US refiners increase capacity despite high oil costs, low margins

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) recently released its annual US Refining and Storage Capacity Report. As of January 1, 2008, there were 150 operable refineries in the US (excl..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Spending in 2009 for equipment, materials to be up $7 billion

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

HPI spending for equipment and materials is forecast to exceed $104.1 billion worldwide in 2009. This is $7 billion more than was forecast for 2008. All three budgets: capital, maintenance and operati..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Business tool helps protect intellectual rights in China

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

China is a major trading partner for the EU and its biggest source of imports. Thus, more European companies are operating in the Chinese market. However, many are worried about intellectual property ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Robust commodities boost enterprise asset management outlook

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A strong manufacturing sector with high demand for commodities and energy has permitted many companies to increase budgets for maintenance and capital expenditures. However, some remain cautious as e..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Study: Hard times ahead for biofuels infrastructure

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Despite the emerging biofuels market, the creation of a global biofuels industry is forecast to be "much more difficult to achieve than originally thought," according to findings of a recent Accenture..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Automotive design drives new focus for chemicals makers

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Trends emerging now in the automotive industry have the potential to bring significant change to several areas of automotive engineering, says James D. Eddy, Automotive Industry Manager of Zeon Chemic..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Optimizing input of construction needs in front end planning

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new decision-aid tool has been developed by a Construction Industry Institute (CII) research team to give capital project stakeholders a better means for evaluating specific items or project activit..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Outlook upbeat for continued growth in DCS demand

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Despite global economic uncertainty, the market for process manufacturing and automation remains strong. This is especially evident in the global distributed control systems (DCS) market, which grew b..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global policies constrain oil supply The world will experience a serious oil supply crunch within 5 to 10 years unless there is a collapse in oil d..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Rapid gains in US natural gas supply are likely, counters report

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A comprehensive research study by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) and Navigant Consulting, Inc. indicates that the US has 2,247 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas reserves. This amoun..