March 2021

Special Focus: Petrochemical Technology

Fuels and chemicals: Finding the right refinery configuration for a less predictable world

The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry.

Chaudhuri, S., Singh, R., Bechtel India

FIG. 1. Thought diagram showing that future projections of consumer chemicals demand are stronger than projections of fuels demand. The refining industry links the upstream production of crude oil with the end markets for fuel products, as well as for the petrochemical/chemical industry. Refineries have been investing in complex facilities to improve conversion and to better alter the final product composition and quality to adhere to changing market and regulatory requirements. For example, by using a combination of or stand-alone fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) and hydrocracking capacities, refineries can orient output to adhere to a

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}