http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/editorial-comment-a-shift-in-capital-petrochemical-projects-take-lead-in-active-project-market-share In mid-June, I joined Thad Pittman, Senior Research Analyst, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, to provide Hydrocarbon Processing subscribers with a global analysis on the downstream processing industry’s capital projects landscape. Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/environment-everything-you-want-to-know-about-imo-2020-but-are-afraid-to-ask IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find. Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/catalysts/next-generation-catalyst-improves-reliability-of-lpg-mercaptan-extraction For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations. Construction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Business Trends: Sustainability: Clean fuels—The advancement to zero sulfur https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-sustainability-clean-fuels-the-advancement-to-zero-sulfur In April, Hydrocarbon Processing launched the first iteration of its HP Sustainability webcast series. Mitigating corrosion challenges from opportunity crudes https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/mitigating-corrosion-challenges-from-opportunity-crudes High-quality crudes are not always readily available, or at a price that is acceptable to the producer’s budget. Ultra-deep desulfurization of FCC gasoline: Reactive adsorption strategy https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/special-focus-clean-fuels/ultra-deep-desulfurization-of-fcc-gasoline-reactive-adsorption-strategy With an increase in concern for the environment, countries around the world are implementing stringent environmental regulations and are continuously pressuring refiners to reduce the amount of sulfur in transportation fuels—primarily gasoline and diesel—to combat airborne pollution caused by vehicles. Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by <i>HP</i> editors and readers https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/december-2018/ihpi-top-project-awards/details-on-high-impact-refining-and-petrochemical-projects-presently-under-construction-as-chosen-by-ihpi-editors-and-readers The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals. Industry Perspectives: IMO 2020—What is your say? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/december-2018/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-imo-2020-what-is-your-say In 2020, new International Maritime Organization (IMO) marine fuel regulations will go into effect. Editorial Comment: HPI spending in 2019 forecast at $375 B https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2018/december-2018/columns/editorial-comment-hpi-spending-in-2019-forecast-at-375-b Regulations, feedstock advantages, supply/demand gaps, etc., are resulting in a surge of new capital investments around the world.