Economics

Establishing a plastics processing sector in NE India—A short analysis

Phukan, P. K., Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd.

The Assam gas cracker project was proposed as a part of the implementation of the Assam Accord, which was signed on August 15, 1985.

CFD simulation in chemical reaction engineering

Aglave, R., Eppinger, T., Siemens PLM Software

Reaction engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that deals with the design and optimization of chemical reactors.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.

Demolition of a refinery—a site exit with many winners

Noé, K., Arcadis

The demolition of a refinery site is a complex, large-scale project.

Upgrading the bottom of the barrel

Elshout, R., Energy Systems Engineering; Bailey, J., Brown, L., Nick, P., Consultant

In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.

The future of LNG—Part 2

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past several years, new gas processing/LNG capacity has surged in nearly every region. Growth on both the supply and demand sides has resulted in the announcement of billions of dollars of capital investment around the world. Millions of tons of new LNG import and export capacity have begun operations, with hundreds of millions of tons still under development.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Record low temperatures in the eastern US strengthened the diesel market but extended the downward trend in refining margins.

Business Trends: The impact of industrial analytics on the chemical industry

Vesely, E., Presenso

The opportunities for industrial analytics within the chemical industry, and how advances in machine learning can impact revenue, operations, employee safety and capital investments, are analyzed here.

Digital: Fulfilling the promise: The next phase of asset performance management

Hague, J., AspenTech

As asset performance management (APM) continues to evolve, the introduction of new methods and cutting-edge technologies are rapidly increasing its bottom-line value. Cloud computing, data science and machine learning are among the technologies that are now being integrated with automated methodologies directly into APM solutions. As a result, operators and engineers now have advanced analytical capabilities at their fingertips.

Tanzania increases fuel prices due to rising crude costs

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) — Tanzania's energy regulator raised the maximum price for petrol, diesel and kerosene on Wednesday, citing rising international crude oil prices.