Americas

Clean energy start-up reveals plan for $800 MM renewable fuels facility in Port Allen

Arbor Renewable Gas is evaluating West Baton Rouge Parish for a planned $800 MM manufacturing and distribution facility employing carbon capture and sequestration emissions-reduction technology.

Under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela sign 20-year cooperation plan

Iran and Venezuela, oil producers grappling with crippling U.S. sanctions, signed a 20-year cooperation plan in Tehran, with the Islamic Republic's supreme leader saying the allies would continue to resist pressure from Washington.

Solvay seen starting polymer expansion in Ohio plant

Solvay has started works related to expansion plans that include installing equipment to increase sulfone polymers capacity at its plant in Marietta, Ohio.

North American PP market to see two startups, challenged demand in 2022

North American polypropylene producers won´t see this year a repeat of 2021, when stronger-than-expected demand as the pandemic eased after vaccines met extreme supply tightness.

Chevron and KazMunayGas announce collaboration on lower carbon opportunities

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiary Chevron Munaigas Inc. and KazMunayGas have announced an MoU to explore potential lower carbon business opportunities in Kazakhstan.

U.S. commercial crude stocks build, SPR posts record drawdown as refiners ramp up

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories rose unexpectedly last week, while crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve fell by a record amount as refiners ramped up production to pre-pandemic levels.

Venezuela's oil exports plummet to lowest in 19 months on port delays

Venezuela's oil exports last month fell to the lowest level since October 2020 as repairs at the country's main oil port added to delays shipping cargoes.

Industry Perspectives: Hydrocarbon Processing’s Mid-Year Update webcast to be held in late June

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past several years, the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has been engaged in a whirlwind of peaks and valleys.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.

Sensitivity analysis of a plug flow reactor

Laturkar, K., Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Laturkar, K., Validation Associates LLC

A sensitivity analysis study evaluates uncertainties in a model’s output based on the changes in the input parameters of the model.