http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Managing complexity in engineering and construction projects https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/plant-turnarounds-and-project-management/managing-complexity-in-engineering-and-construction-projects It is widely accepted that new management methods are needed to curb the frequent delays and cost overruns observed in engineering and construction projects. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/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 Business Trends: Insights from the <i>2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis</i> https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-insights-from-the-i2020-worldwide-fuels-refinery-performance-analysisi The author’s company recently completed its data analysis for the 2020 Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis (Fuels Study). High risk, high stakes: Why digitalization is critical for hydrocarbon processing https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/digital-technology/high-risk-high-stakes-why-digitalization-is-critical-for-hydrocarbon-processing Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/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. The EPC executive’s challenge and opportunity: Navigating the sustainability shift in capital projects https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/sustainability/the-epc-executive-s-challenge-and-opportunity-navigating-the-sustainability-shift-in-capital-projects According to an industry report published by McKinsey and Co., accelerating the decarbonization of the U.S. economy to achieve net-zero targets by 2050 will require approximately $275 T of cumulative capital spending over the next 30 yr.1 Business Trends: The economics of reliability: Global chemicals https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-the-economics-of-reliability-global-chemicals Chemical manufacturers worldwide are navigating an inflection point. Following the pandemic-fueled demand crash of 2020, a strong but stilted recovery unfolded in 2021. Editorial Comment: Advancing maintenance ultimately leads to increased reliability https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/columns/editorial-comment-advancing-maintenance-ultimately-leads-to-increased-reliability This year, Hydrocarbon Processing is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Throughout this year, the editors are publishing excerpts from past issues. Safe work permit auditing: Is your system providing the expected results? https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/environment-and-safety/safe-work-permit-auditing-is-your-system-providing-the-expected-results When the challenging position of manager is assumed in a refinery, one of the first orders of business is to “survive” an upcoming process safety management (PSM) compliance audit. Environment and Safety: Building resilience: Why now is the time to invest in natural hazard risk management https://hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/march-2022/columns/environment-and-safety-building-resilience-why-now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-natural-hazard-risk-management With extreme weather events growing in frequency worldwide, organizations can do many things to protect their assets and mitigate some of the risks posed by natural hazards.