Wright, Tim L.

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Sweden

HPIn Europe: Lessons learned and forgotten

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We've so far had a couple of progress reports from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about the big bang at Buncefield, UK, in December. Its investigation continues, and soon we'll have a third. We..

HPIn Europe: Thorny issue: where long-distance gas comes ashor

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the case of the little campaign group versus the parties to the world's biggest hydrocarbon deal, it seems as if the positions are irreconcilable. The UK Court of Appeal disagrees. Last week, as I ..

HPIn Europe: New WHO guidelines will go to heart of European policy

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

You may be aware that there's some scratching of heads in this heavily dieselized continent about particulate matter (PM) pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just issued its first Air Q..

HPIn Europe: LNG spill safety: Don't let wool be pulled over one's eyes

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is growing explosively around us. Is it exploding safely? Is it moving into mainland Europe in a way that will be acceptable to European society? Whether they ..

HPIn Europe: Another lesson in the physics of the thermobaric bomb

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As we rounded the corner, we saw the gasoline tanker crashed into the side of a passenger coach, a person on the ground to the rear of the tanker. A small passenger car was engulfed in flames some fiv..

HPIn Europe: Fat margins, large pay rises and a small cliché

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In my November column, I asked if the good times will keep on rolling. And since then, they have. From what I could learn at the European Refining Technology Conference in Vienna, there's a year or tw..

HPIn Europe: Spare a thought for the oil-rich this Christmas

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

TIM LLOYD WRIGHT, EUROPEAN EDITOR    Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Join me at this festive time in sparing a thought for ..

HPIn Europe: Little-reported statement that changes everything

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As far as I can see, the G8 Communiqué on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Development (the summit was held July 6 – 8 in Perthshire, Scotland) changes just about everything we do. You..

HPIn Europe: European refiners pocket 60¢/gal premium for octane

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Shell's marketers in Germany and elsewhere are doing some pretty cool stuff with their gasoline. And then there're surprising, some might say, slightly crazy things happening in biogasoline in Sweden ..

HPIn Europe: Congress mulls problem of small-minded engineers

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Europe's largest meeting of chemical engineers will this month attempt to reconcile an increasing divergence between the nuts and bolts of practical engineering and the sometimes mystical science of t..