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Update on the catalytic cracking process and standpipes—Part 1

The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process is a well-established technology used by complex refineries. It is a key profit center, as the FCC unit (FCCU) has the flexibility to produce transportation ..

2015 Catalyst developments: Innovation and value creation

Hydrocarbon Processing invited major catalyst companies and industry consultants to share their insights regarding innovations and trends for new catalytic technologies.Challenges to be solved“As..

HP Viewpoint: Going our way?—How the US will benefit from natural gas and fuel cell technology

Markowitz, M. B., Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

A remarkable convergence is taking place in North America, as rising natural gas production meets the growing market for both stationary fuel cells providing power to businesses and the utility grid, ..

HP Industry Perspectives: RFS—An endless loop

Renewable fuels remain a huge burden for the global refining industry. Today’s transportation fuels, when used with later-model vehicles, have dramatically reduced tailpipe emissions. With much p..

HP Editorial Comment: Alternative energy?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alternative energy is a point-of-reference term. Natural gas is an alternative energy resource for transportation fuels. As more natural gas resources are developed, natural gas is displacing coal as ..

HP Industry Metrics

Recent declines in oil pricing and the associated volatility in future pricing has created a difficult forecasting environment. Other factors are causing deviations, especially with regard to the resp..

HP Viewpoint: US shale revolution set to spill over into downstream

England, J., Deloitte LLP; Mittal, A., Deloitte Services LP

The US shale boom is rapidly changing from an upstream story to a broader energy evolution with increased margins migrating to midstream and, more particularly, to downstream. In downstream oil, disco..

HP Industry Metrics

Oil prices continued their downward plunge throughout October and into early November. The decline is due to bearish market fundamentals accompanied by a strong US dollar. Saudi Arabia is not expected..

HP News

EPA: GHG emissions from refineries increase 1.6% in 2013The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its fourth year of GHG data, with over 8,000 large facilities reporting 2013 emissions..

HP Industry Metrics: Industry Metrics

According to the International Energy Agency’s August Oil Market Report, 2014 global oil demand has stalled. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its forecast for global economic gr..