Crude oil

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the US, soaring gasoline stocks and poor fuel oil performance were offset by strong heating oil demand and higher product prices caused by weather-related refinery outages.

Europe: Russian petrochemicals industry on the verge of large-scale growth

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Russian government has announced its plan to increase the volume of support for its domestic petrochemicals industry over the next several years, with the aim of doubling its production and boosting exports, according to Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and the press service of the Russian Presidential Administration.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refinery margins saw losses as product stocks rose, pressured by seasonally lower gasoline demand and subdued heating oil requirements.

Business Trends: The state of process safety and operational risk management—Feeling the squeeze

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

The 2018 edition of Petrotechnics’ process safety management (PSM) and operational risk management report builds on insights gained from the 2017 survey.

Refining: Extend the life of storage tanks with a novel single-coat epoxy coating

Toews, B., Sherwin-Williams

In the oil and gas industry, time is money.

Editorial Comment: The materials that advance modern life

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refineries and petrochemical plants contain some of the harshest environments on the planet.

Welded plate heat exchangers cut refinery process costs—Part 1

Plate and frame (P&F) heat exchangers were first manufactured 100 yr ago for use in the dairy industry.

Viewpoint: The NOC-on-effect—Transforming the face of the refining industry

Stephen George, Routt, M., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

A new era of game-changing competition is about to take over and transform the refining industry as we know it.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Claroty has made several significant enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection product.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US markets weakened despite positive performance at the middle of the barrel due to considerable gasoil and jet/kero inventory drawdowns.