Hydrocarbon Processing Sustainable refinery of the future: Versatile, efficient and smart Greenhouse gas emissions occur alongside an inflection point for global refined product consumption. Since the 1850s—when the first oil refineries were constructed—the world has changed dramatically as refined product demand has continued inexorably upward. Save energy and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Executive Viewpoint: Maire Tecnimont and the second wave of the circular economy The circular economy has already entered the public’s consciousness, and consumers are increasingly aware of the urgent need to recycle plastic, with the practice becoming more widespread than ever. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. History of the HPI: The 1930s: Catalytic cracking, polyethylene, synthetic fibers, resins and jet engines The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has a rich history of discovery, challenges, breakthroughs, trial and error, collaboration and success. Hydrocarbon Processing continues its reflection on the history of the HPI. Executive Viewpoint: Decarbonizing ethylene production Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) sat down with Stan Knez (SK), Chief Technology Officer, Technip Energies, to get his insights on decarbonization, digital and process technologies and sustainability within the processing industries. Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 2 Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of KPIs of an H2 plant.