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Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the HP Award for Best Catalyst Technology.

Viewpoint: Reducing the sulfur shadow— Who pays the price?

Wright, S., KBC

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2020 regulation has been described as the most disruptive change to impact the oil industry in the past 30 yr.

Risk: Measuring margins—Avoiding complacency when the market is stable

Lamb, J., Allegro Development Corp.

When top oil marketer Geneva Energy Markets LLC liquidated its trading book holding1 “millions of barrels of open interest across crude oil, refined products and natural gas,” managing partner Mark Vonderheide emphasized the pressures and potential damage of new market regulations.

Maintenance: Improving plant performance by changing a maintenance culture

Reed, D., Eastman Chemical Company; Thompson, M., Evolve Partners

Over the last 2 yr, the plant maintenance department (PMD) at Eastman Chemical Co.’s Longview, Texas site produced these significant improvements to plant performance.

Editorial Comment: HP Top Projects awards are back!

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

It’s that time again! Hydrocarbon Processing has announced the nominees for its annual Top Project awards.

Integrating fire and gas safety with process control systems: Why, what and how

Crosley, B., Indgjer, M., Det-Tronics

If a fire, smoke or gas leak is detected in a hydrocarbon processing facility, prescriptive actions must be taken by the fire and gas (F&G) safety system, as well as by the process control system (PCS), to mitigate and control the hazard.

Business Trends: Understanding the viewpoints that shape the ever-evolving base oil landscape

Walko, T., ExxonMobil

In April, ExxonMobil launched its 2018 Basestocks Industry Pulse Report.

Industry Perspectives: Refining’s real growth is through secondary unit capacity

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, the global refining sector will add between 7 MMbpd and 8 MMbpd of new crude distillation unit (CDU) capacity by the early 2020s.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, there are nearly 470 active refining projects around the globe.