HP News

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US, Norway seek to improve CO2 capture The US and Norway have announced their commitment to support the global carbon capture and storage (CCS) test center network. In a joint release, the two co..

HP Forecast: HPI Market Data 2014 Executive Summary

Romanow, Stephany, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This summary provides a "sneak peek" at Hydrocarbon Processing's HPI Market Data 2014. This comprehensive report investigates present and projected future trends in refining, natural gas and petrochemical industries. Topics include spending forecasts and construction projects derived from HP's Construction Boxscore database; global and regional changes in energy production and use; and developments in oil and natural gas processing. HPI Market Data 2014 also covers trends in economics, plant safety and the environment. This annual report is the hydrocarbon processing industry's premier source of market information for professionals working in the downstream.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ClearSign marks NOx reduction milestoneClearSign Combustion Corp. has cost-effectively reduced NOx to a record-setting 3 ppm. The results indicate that ClearSign’s technology may overcome many of..

Foster Wheeler to study Kuwait aromatics plan

Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract by Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) for a pre-feasibility study and a market report for a proposed aromatics plant in Kuwait.

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Changes on the horizon at Harburg refineryNynas has received approval from the European Commission to take over production and responsibility for the base oil plant and associated production units at ..

HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: Outlook for major revamp projects—Part 2

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Worldwide, refiners are investing billions in upgrading and modernizing projects. These efforts are focused on:Increasing flexibility to process heavier, sourer crudesImproving energy efficiencyMeetin..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Train accident raises concerns on safetyThe train derailment that killed at least 38 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, has heightened safety concerns about crude oil shipments by rail. It has been ..

HP Impact: US targets Iran’s petrochemical industry

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Treasury Department, acting in concert with the US Department of State, recently took action to target Iran’s petrochemical industry (Fig. 2). As Iran’s oil revenues continue to fall ..

HP Impact: A glance at the 2014 NOx control market

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Stationary sources around the world will spend $11 billion in 2014 for capital equipment and consumables to control NOx. This is the latest projection in a report published by McIlvaine Co.The utility..

India’s thirst for energy to be addressed at IRPC

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2013New Delhi is an international city with numerous attractions. It is the home of the Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India. The c..