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. Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/editorial-comment-embracing-uncertainty-for-a-better-tomorrow The downstream processing industry is changing. Electric vehicles are coming, but their impact will be evolutionary, not revolutionary https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/electric-vehicles-are-coming-but-their-impact-will-be-evolutionary-not-revolutionary Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) are getting plenty of press these days, but their market penetration is still a long way from critical mass. Editorial Comment: The true essence of optimization https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/columns/editorial-comment-the-true-essence-of-optimization What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word optimization? 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. Industry Perspectives: What topics do you want to hear about? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-what-topics-do-you-want-to-hear-about Throughout Hydrocarbon Processing’s 97 yr of publishing technical material for the refining and petrochemical industries, the journal has focused on numerous topics to optimize downstream processing facility operations. Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/may-2019/columns/editorial-comment-sustainability-the-latest-creation-in-advancing-ideas Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc. Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/columns/editorial-comment-where-some-see-roadblocks-we-see-opportunities In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas. 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. Viewpoint: European refining 2050: Turning the vision into reality https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/february-2019/columns/viewpoint-european-refining-2050-turning-the-vision-into-reality Europe’s refiners, through their industry organization Fuels Europe, have set out their long-term ambitions in a new program called Vision 2050.