Hydrocarbon Processing Taiwan's naphtha tanker hit by suspected attack An oil tanker carrying fuel from the Middle East for Taiwan’s state oil refiner CPC Corp was suspected to have been attacked. Construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by <i>HP</i> editors and readers The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals. Conceptualizing a mega-integrated refinery and petrochemical complex: A case study Integration is the new keyword for sustainability and profit in today’s oil and gas market scenario. Technical considerations for the Heydar Aliyev refinery revamp The following case study describes the early development phases of SOCAR’s ongoing major revamp project at the Heydar Aliyev Refinery (HAR) in Baku, Azerbaijan, and its interface with the associated Azerikimya (AZK) steam cracking complex near Sumgait. References are made to the related SOCAR polymer project in Sumgayit, as well. Advanced process control of debutanizers makes use of inferential predictions Following good experience with a generalized cut-point calculation (GCC) inferential package, which models main fractionators with side streams, French energy major Total decided to experiment with a generalized distillation shortcut (GDS) inferential package, which models simpler, two-product distillation columns. Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan. Business Trends: Asia and Europe join the feedstock evolution with steam crackers Steam crackers lay at the heart of petrochemical operations. Petrochemicals: Ethylene and polyethylene— An outlook to 2022 The first petrochemical-based production of ethylene occurred nearly a century ago. Since then, the industry has undergone a momentous evolution. Upgrading the bottom of the barrel In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.