January 2002

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HP Insight: The next ‘golden age’ of refining

Yes, we can actually dream of the next Golden Age for the refining industry. This will definitely be change, considering the pain and agony of the last decade. The '90s were not "golde..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Yes, we can actually dream of the next Golden Age for the refining industry. This will definitely be change, considering the pain and agony of the last decade. The '90s were not "golden years." Great efforts, not to mention vast sums of money, were spent to meet numerous environmentally driven mandates. Of course, several economic shocks during this same period further exacerbated the "ups and downs" for the entire hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, the effects from a seemingly endless run of poor luck and hard times left other detrimental marks on the HPI's image. The early '90s environmental spending we

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