October 2015

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HP Editorial Comment: The Top Project award nominees are out!

As we move deeper into 2015, Hydrocarbon Processing continues to add new features to better serve our readers.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As we move deeper into 2015, Hydrocarbon Processing continues to add new features to better serve our readers. This includes a new masthead page entitled Industry Perspectives. This new section will provide you, the reader, with the latest industry perspectives being discussed on HydrocarbonProcessing.com. This month’s focus is the announcement of Hydrocarbon Processing’s Top Project award nominees; more on that in a second.

The second new item is the Construction Boxscore Database Infographic page located after the Industry Metrics page. This monthly infographic will provide readers with the latest data on new project announcements in the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), as well as total active projects by region and sector, project status and the latest information on the downstream construction sector.

These new items are intended to provide the latest information on the downstream construction industry, along with the voice of the downstream HPI through survey and poll results on HydrocarbonProcessing.com.

Top projects

It’s that time again! Hydrocarbon Processing has announced the nominees for its annual Top Project awards. Presently, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking over $1.5 trillion in active projects throughout the globe (Fig. 1).

 
  Fig. 1. Total announced downstream project
  investments by region, 2015–2030. Source:
  Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction
  Boxscore Database.

Using the Construction Boxscore Database, Hydrocarbon Processing editors identified 11 projects that will have some of the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. All of the nominees have a significant impact to the downstream sector, whether that is through overall capital expenditure, satisfying domestic or regional demand, or the resurgence in refining or petrochemical processing capacity.

Last year’s winners included some of the largest projects on the planet. These included Saudi Aramco and Total Refining and Petrochemical Co.’s (SATORP) 400-Mbpd grassroots refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and the $20-B Sadara (Saudi Aramco and Dow JV) petrochemical complex. This year, Hydrocarbon Processing focused on major refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction. These projects represent nearly $77 B in total capital expenditures.

To vote on these projects, please visit HydrocarbonProcessing.com. HP

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