Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Metrics The US gasoline market received a boost from a gasoline supply outage on the East Coast, despite overall supply-side pressure resulting from higher regional refinery intakes. Construction Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has reached a full agreement with CCS JV, a JV between Chiyoda, McDermott and Saipem, for the development of its Mozambique Area 1 LNG terminal. Petrochemicals: DME market outlook impacted by clean fuels demand, diesel emissions As environmental concerns emerging from the incessant consumption of fuels have gripped the attention of global leaders, energy producers have been developing cleaner fuel alternatives for use in domestic and commercial settings. Construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Industry Metrics In the US, continued gasoline–related tightening exerted upside pressure on prices, despite improvement in refinery throughputs as refineries returned online. Business Trends: Sustainability: Clean fuels—The advancement to zero sulfur In April, Hydrocarbon Processing launched the first iteration of its HP Sustainability webcast series. The benefits of automatic batch distillation Process control methods have been applied to batch distillation of crude oil and intermediate oils performed in the Chevron DPST labs in Richmond, California. SkyNRG chooses Topsoe technology for Europe’s first sustainable aviation fuel plant SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s world-leading technology for production of renewable diesel and jet fuel for their planned facility at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Industry Metrics A combination of planned and unplanned refinery outages affected US gasoline production, resulting in considerable declines in inventory levels. Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry If plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 MMtpy in 2016 to 460 MMtpy by 2030, taking what is already a serious environmental problem to a new level.