http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Business Trends: One downstream—Strategic imperatives for the evolving refining and chemical sectors https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-one-downstream-strategic-imperatives-for-the-evolving-refining-and-chemical-sectors Downstream executives will remember the present decade as a golden age for the industry, driven by low feedstock prices and healthy end-use demand. Diversifying the future: Incentives for worldwide adoption of renewable fuels and chemicals—Part 1 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/diversifying-the-future-incentives-for-worldwide-adoption-of-renewable-fuels-and-chemicals-part-1 Bio-based, renewable fuels and chemicals can reduce the environmental footprint of maintaining global transportation and product demands, while also supplementing traditional fossil fuels in a global environment with increasing energy demand. Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 2 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/process-optimization/opportunity-crudes-and-refinery-challenges-during-hydrocracking-operations-part-2 Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins. Business Trends: Crude-to-chemicals—An opportunity or threat? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-crude-to-chemicals-an-opportunity-or-threat For most oil refiners and chemical producers, the need to improve margins and remain competitive has never been greater. Asia: China eyes significant growth in petrochemicals https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/asia-china-eyes-significant-growth-in-petrochemicals China aims to grow its domestic petrochemical production during the next 5 yr–7 yr, driven by the ongoing modernization of major production facilities and an increase in foreign investments. Editorial Comment: Exchanging ideas through collaborative environments https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/editorial-comment-exchanging-ideas-through-collaborative-environments What is the best way to exchange ideas? <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Automatic gauging addresses tank farm challenges https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/automatic-gauging-addresses-tank-farm-challenges Tank farms are often found on the premises of large refineries and petrochemical plants, or nearby. Opportunity crudes and refinery challenges during hydrocracking operations—Part 1 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/special-focus-refining-technology/opportunity-crudes-and-refinery-challenges-during-hydrocracking-operations-part-1 Refineries worldwide often face practical challenges and operating issues when processing opportunity crude oils to maximize profit margins. Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/special-focus-refining-technology/modified-shed-decks-tackle-crude-tower-fouling-problems Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design.