August 1997

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HP Control: Control trends at ACHEMA
Kane, L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With 3,467 exhibitors, 700 papers and 229,000 visitors, ACHEMA '97, held from June 9 to 14 in Frankfurt, is undeniably the world's largest chemical industry event. Instrumentation and control played a..

HPInternet: Energy calendars on the Web
Crowley, B., Competitive Analysis Technologies

Have you ever wondered about the schedule for that upcoming industry meeting in three months? You have forgotten the starting date and other information and are trying to plan your own travel schedule..

HP Construction: HPIn Construction
Roberson, M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Exxon to start production at polypropylene facility Exxon Chemical's new polypropylene facility in Baytown, Texas, with granule holding bins in foreground. Exxon Chemical Company's new polypropy..

HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What contributes most to the trash heap? Paper makes up the largest share of waste delivered to a recovery facility in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Hydrocarbon processing industry materials rank lower..

HP Impact: HPImpact: 'Pressing imbalances' in Asian oil products market identified
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The implications of emerging imbalances in the Asia-Pacific refined products market is the subject of an "Energy Advisory" from the East-West Center (E-W). The report's data is based on analyzing driv..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Customer concerns 'main' driver in managing global supply chain
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Supply chain management has become a leading concern within the chemical industry. "Companies have high expectations for the savings proper supply chain management can reap," according to a recent ben..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Ethylene oxide/glycol producers 'shifting'
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The shift of the world's ethylene oxide (EO) capacity from the three largest regions – U.S., Western Europe and Japan – will continue through 2002. In January 1997, worldwide capacity was ab..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Automobile manufacturers challeneged to meet future emissions mandates
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Automotive engineering has greater difficulty in adhering to tighter environmental standards while still meeting customer demands. CONCAWE, Brussels, Belgium, has studied this complex dilemma. Vehicle..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Strategic Petroleum Reserve policies
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Should the U.S. continue to maintain the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)? Earlier this year, the Department of Energy (DOE) solicited public comment on SPR policy. Here are summaries of responses fr..

HP Impact: HPImpact: Lube oil basestock markets to change
Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The North American lube oil basestocks business will undergo more supply and demand changes in the next decade than the industry has seen in the last twenty years, according to a recent study by Kline..