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. 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. Are produced water emissions factors accurate? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/water-management/are-produced-water-emissions-factors-accurate Rules of thumb are often required to estimate hydrocarbon emissions from produced water storage tanks due to a lack of sampling or inadequacies of sample analysis—the “1% rule” being the most common. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Sulfur plant analyzers for refinery sulfur recovery units https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/sulfur-plant-analyzers-for-refinery-sulfur-recovery-units Analyzers are a key component of process automation and are usually associated with stereotypes such as high costs, intensive maintenance, complicated installations and operation, and doubtful reliability and accuracy. Executive Viewpoint: Now and into the future: Challenges and solutions for the global processing industries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/executive-viewpoint-now-and-into-the-future-challenges-and-solutions-for-the-global-processing-industries Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with senior-level executives of Merichem Company, Cyndie Fredrick (CF) and Kathy Young (KY), Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Merichem’s two business units, to discuss the state of the downstream industry, where it is heading in the future and how their company is helping operators meet their sustainability goals. 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. Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/environment-everything-you-want-to-know-about-imo-2020-but-are-afraid-to-ask IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find. The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/the-greening-of-the-downstream-industry-a-carbon-investment-case-for-clean-refining Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US. 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.