IRPC 2014: Defining the course of the global HPI

Smith, M., Gulf Publishing Company

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

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

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

Bauen, A., E4tech

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

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?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Klesse, B., Valero Energy Corp.

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

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..

Innovative solutions for processing shale oils

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

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

Consider catalytic dewaxing as a tool to improve diesel cold-flow properties

Morse, P. M., Clariant

Diesel engines rely on effective dispersion of fuel to ensure efficient combustion. In cold weather regions, maintaining the fluidity flow of fuels can be difficult. Catalytic dewaxing is a selectiv..