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Which margin levers impact Group I and Group II base stock competitiveness? Part 1

Kline and Co., Inc.: Moncrieff, I.

As much as the lubricants industry might wish it otherwise, base stocks production is becoming more commoditized, and it is intertwined inextricably with mainstream refining operations. The vast major..

IRPC 2014: Defining the course of the global HPI

Gulf Publishing Company: Smith, M.

Leading hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) executives and technical experts will come together June 24–26 in Verona, Italy, to share ideas, innovation and vision for the global downstream indu..

Innovative catalyst solution mitigates FCC operational issue

BASF Corp.: Ismail, S.  |  Neuman, D.
Marathon Petroleum Company, LP: Sexton, J.  |  Larsen, N.  |  Highfield, J.

Marathon Petroleum Co.’s (MPC’s) Catlettsburg fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) experienced a catalyst circulation constraint due to partial blockage of an intra-regenerator standpipe. Th..

A biofuels roadmap for Europe to 2030

E4tech: Bauen, A.

What will the transport sector use as an energy source in 2030? If you answered gas, electricity or hydrogen, you could be on the right track. These sources are becoming increasingly useful to meet cl..

Optimize viscosity control in refining operations

Sofraser: Bellière, L.  |  Burg, P.  |  Chantereau, D.  |  Stanton, S. M.

Petroleum is one of the most important hydrocarbons in the global marketplace. It remains the primary source for liquid and transportation fuels, and it is the building block for product manufacturing..

Chemical-grade operation—or not?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

The quality of transportation fuels has evolved. Earlier, the fuel quality was based on octane to power larger engines for automobiles and cetane for commercial trucks. As lead was phased out of gasol..

HP Brief

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

LNG terminal to be built in Uruguay GDF Suez has signed a 15-year contract with Gas Sayago for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay. Commercial operation of the new terminal is expected ..

HP Viewpoint: Renewables from the refiners’ viewpoint

Valero Energy Corp.: Klesse, B.

Recently, I had the opportunity to testify before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, representing our company and our industry that employs approximately 108,000 American workers..

HP Industry Perspectives: A sad turn of events

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

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..

Innovative solutions for processing shale oils

Baker Hughes: Sandu, C.  |  Wright, B.

New monitoring protocols can provide advance warning of any negative aspects of shale oil processing, thus enabling the refiner to take corrective measures early.