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. Industry Perspectives: <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> honored with industry award nominations https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-ihydrocarbon-processingi-honored-with-industry-award-nominations In early September, Hydrocarbon Processing staff learned that the publication was nominated for several publishing awards by Folio magazine. Energy savings opportunities in unifining, CCR and benzene removal units https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/energy-savings-opportunities-in-unifining-ccr-and-benzene-removal-units Opportunities are always available to decrease energy consumption in process units. From traditional to green refinery: The transformation of Eni’s Gela plant https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/from-traditional-to-green-refinery-the-transformation-of-eni-s-gela-plant The need for a more sustainable energy mix is setting a challenge for refinery operators. 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. 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. Industry Perspectives—Two events: One to honor, one to learn https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-two-events-one-to-honor-one-to-learn In this issue, the finalists for Hydrocarbon Processing’s third annual HP Awards are detailed. 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. Reliability: Comparing and updating aeration blower technologies https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/reliability-comparing-and-updating-aeration-blower-technologies As the main consumers of electricity in a wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers can significantly affect the overall cost of plant operation. 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?