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Gas to liquids (GTL)

New GTL venture to develop global GTL plants via landfill gas, biogas

All four members will work exclusively through the JV to pursue the intended application (GTL using renewable gas, optionally in conjunction with natural gas) in the US, Canada, United Kingdom and China.

CompactGTL to build Kazakhstan commercial plant

In furtherance of the agreement with the Kazakhstan government, CompactGTL intends to build the world’s first commercially deployed small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Kazakhstan.

HP Gas Processing: US midstream expansion hits Utica shale

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

Significant expansion is planned for the midstream oil and gas sectors in 2014, following a 263% increase in midstream capital spending to $46.4 billion (B) in 2013, according to Deloitte.1 A five-yea..

HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: 2014 global construction outlook—Part 1

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s HPI Market Data 2014, total capital spending in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is estimated to exceed $77 billion (B). This amount includes invest..

HP Viewpoint: Sound energy policy needed to support 21st century economy

American Petroleum Institute (API): Gerard, J.

The shale energy revolution has overturned every assumption we once held about the US long-term energy outlook. Thanks to technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, we hav..

HP Industry Perspectives: The best modern-day inventions according to chemical engineers

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

The best inventions are often influenced by an individual’s background, job, education and so forth. So what are the top 10 inventions according to chemical engineers? The Institution of Chemical..

Phillips 66 approves key Texas NGL projects

HP Editorial Staff: HP News

The Phillips 66 board has authorized over $3 billion in spending for the Sweeny Fractionator One project and the Freeport liquefied petroleum has (LPG) export terminal.

NuStar inks deal with Oxy to transport Texas NGLs

NuStar has begun work to reactivate the line, reverse its flow and convert it from refined products service to NGL service. The pipeline has capacity to move approximately 110,000 bpd.

Gastech makes its East Asian debut

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

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HP Editorial Comment: What’s next for the energy industry?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

Year-end always leads to insightful predictions for the upcoming 12 months and possibly some longer-term insights. In writing this editorial at the end of December, HP reviewed several 2014 outlooks t..