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HP Construction Profile: US Midwest refinery nears completion of major modernization project

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major achievement in the multi-bil..

HP Industry Perspectives: A sad turn of events

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Many pages in Hydrocarbon Processing have and continue to discuss the technical solutions required by the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and similar legislation. At a time when developed nations str..

HP Viewpoint: Interview with UOP

Gautam, R., UOP, A Honeywell Co.

Hydrocarbon Processing had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of UOP, A Honeywell Co., and discuss several high-level factors impacting the global hydrocarbon processing..

HP Industry Perspectives: 2012: Is it over yet?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to a year-end report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the global economy is still stumbling three years after the “great recession of 2008.” The Euro area is challenged t..

HP Brief: Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline unveiledAir Products recently completed its 600-mile Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) project and also started up operations at a dynamic customer service center.The ..

HP Impact: Scottish distillers jump on natural gas bandwagon

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The excitement about natural gas as a useful industrial tool has spread to the Scottish countryside. A collection of whisky distillers in the Speyside area of Scotland plans to invest £7.6 MM to ..

South America: Argentina

Quijada, R., IntelliChem, Inc.; Friedlander, A., Instituto Petroquimico Aregentino; Carvalho, O., MaxiQuim Assessoria De Mercado

For nine consecutive years (2003–2011), the Argentinean gross domestic product (GDP) continued to increase at an impressive annual rate of 7% to 8%. However, this trend was expected to change in ..

Europe: Germany

Meincke, H., Association of the German Chemical Industry

The German chemical industry has an outstanding position inside Europe. Nearly 25% of chemical product sales in the European Union (EU) are by German chemical companies. Ranking behind China, the US a..

Asia: China

Fu, X., Li, X., Zhang, L., Petrochemical Research Institute, PetroChina; Lin, A., PetroChina Ltd., Co

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced in its January 2012 “World Economic Outlook” that the global GDP growth rate was 3.8% in 2011. However, Asian-Pacific nations bucked this tren..

South America: Venezuela

Quijada, R., IntelliChem, Inc.

Fig. 1 illustrates the annual gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation from 2006 to 2011 for Venezuela. High crude oil prices have helped domestic GDP growth, suggesting a healthy economy. ..