Weirauch, Wendy

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, Texas

HP Impact: Study: Land availability won't restrict biofuels supply—demand will

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new study finds that—contrary to consensus—global land usage is not going to constrain the supply of biofuels, but economic and technological issues will. In a new study, Wood Mackenzie f..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Wireless in process manufacturing to grow at 32%/yr to 2012

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The market for wireless devices and equipment in process manufacturing will grow to over $1.1 billion in 2012. This is a 32%/yr growth rate, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study (www.arcweb.co..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Lessons learned: 12 steps to project risk reduction

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With a new software implementation, project teams plan that each step taken will be successful—each attained goal building on preceding successful steps. But this is only part of the total equat..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Oil major advises IOCs to reformulate their business strategies

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

International oil companies (IOCs) must improve their technological expertise to survive a trend of increasing nationalism among nations owning energy resources, according to Paolo Scaroni, CEO of En..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Oil pricing seen as 'simple' culprit in commodities' climb

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new study challenges the conventional wisdom about what is really driving the rise in the cost of corn. Traditional thinking is that the increased cost of corn is a result of a number of complex fa..

HP Construction: Asia-Pacific

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alfa Laval has an order for plate heat exchangers to the power industry in China. The order value is about SEK 90 million. Delivery is scheduled for 2010.   The Supreme Council of Datus Alimao..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Industry perspective Our key challenge is to squeeze even more from an energy system that already produces about 420 million gallons of oil equival..

HP Impact: HPImpact: China's petrochem sector challenging refinery output

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

China will continue its high growth momentum over the next two years. But with an expected slowdown in world economy and the Chinese government's determination to cool the economy, growth will likely ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Brisk global LNG capacity additions to fuel rising demand

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2007, global LNG demand reached approximately 172.4 million metric tons (MMton), a rise of roughly 13 MMton (or 8%) compared to 2006. The largest growth on a percentage basis occurred in the Americ..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Some not tackling 'looming deadlines' imposed by REACH

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While most European firms are very aware of the EU's newest rules on chemicals and their safe use, many North American companies are falling behind in their knowledge of the law's impact and scope. So..