http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Managing complexity in engineering and construction projects https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/plant-turnarounds-and-project-management/managing-complexity-in-engineering-and-construction-projects It is widely accepted that new management methods are needed to curb the frequent delays and cost overruns observed in engineering and construction projects. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1960s-petrochemicals-rise-in-prominence-and-new-know-how-in-refining-processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/history-of-the-hpi-the-1960s-synthetic-oils-zeolite-catalysts-lldpe-opec-and-and-creation-of-the-plc During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/special-focus-biofuels-alternative-fuels-and-green-petrochemicals/overview-of-decarbonization-pathways-for-the-oil-and-gas-and-petrochemical-industries-part-1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Editorial Comment: Pathways towards a more sustainable HPI https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/columns/editorial-comment-pathways-towards-a-more-sustainable-hpi Among the dominant, far-reaching themes within the global refining and petrochemicals industries are the increase in biofeedstocks processing to produce biofuels and greener petrochemicals, the continued push towards clean fuels production, regulations and initiatives to adhere to net-zero emissions targets, and a surge in capital investments to build renewables and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) plants. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1950s-capacity-expands-after-ww2-and-technologies-and-maintenance-mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. History of the HPI: The 1950s: Capacity expansion, HDPE/PP, polycarbonate, computers and rocket science https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/history-of-the-hpi-the-1950s-capacity-expansion-hdpepp-polycarbonate-computers-and-rocket-science The 1950s marked an evolution in the use of oil by nations around the world. The EPC executive’s challenge and opportunity: Navigating the sustainability shift in capital projects https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/sustainability/the-epc-executive-s-challenge-and-opportunity-navigating-the-sustainability-shift-in-capital-projects According to an industry report published by McKinsey and Co., accelerating the decarbonization of the U.S. economy to achieve net-zero targets by 2050 will require approximately $275 T of cumulative capital spending over the next 30 yr.1 Business Trends: The economics of reliability: Global chemicals https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-the-economics-of-reliability-global-chemicals Chemical manufacturers worldwide are navigating an inflection point. Following the pandemic-fueled demand crash of 2020, a strong but stilted recovery unfolded in 2021. Industry Perspectives: 1Q project announcements this year down vs. 1Q 2021 https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/trends-and-resources/industry-perspectives-1q-project-announcements-this-year-down-vs-1q-2021 New capital project announcements are down 27% in 1Q 2022 vs. 1Q 2021.