Gas to liquids (GTL)

BMW recommends Shell as global supplier for aftermarket engine oils

Base oil is the main component of finished oils and plays a vital role in the quality of the finished engine oil. The base oil is produced at Shell's Pearl GTL plant in Qatar.

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Mid–October crude oil prices slumped as the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced a slight increase in global oil demand by 700 Mbpd. In contrast, oil production is forecast to increase by ..

HP Gas Processing: Second GTL Technology Forum brings executive insight, new developments

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Publishing Company’s second annual GTL Technology Forum was held from July 30–31, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Speakers and attendees shared insight on gas processing technology developments, project economics and business challenges, with a focus on GTL processing technologies.

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A bump in the US economy triggered strong gasoline use. Debottlenecking of pipelines allow more US midcontinent crude to reach US Gulf Coast refineries, which operated at the highest utilization rates..

HP Industry Perspectives: New development for drop-in fuels

Future fuels must have a unique “drop-in” capability. They must also be compatible with present vehicle engines and fungible within the distribution system. Finding alternatives to corn-base..

Global refining: What is the future?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Demand for transportation fuels will continue to increase over the next 15 to 25 years. These fuels will still be primarily based on crude oil. Developing nations are driving growing demand for energy..

HP Petrochemicals: Ethane cracking spurs need for on-purpose butadiene technologies

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Several companies are teaming up to develop technology to produce butadiene from the suddenly-abundant butane supplies from the US shale boom.

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Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At mid-year, the global demand for oil remains steady, and growth is forecast to average about 1.13 million bpd (MMbpd). Analysts are more optimistic for greater demand increases in 2015 at 1.21MMbpd,..

GTL ’14: Fluor suggests GTL units inside refineries

Speaking at the GTL Technology Forum, Paul Koppel outlined the economic problems with many current GTL proposals and how increased synergies can help push the projects forward.

Oman’s Orpic awards FEED work to CB&I for new Liwa NGL, MTBE units

CB&I's scope includes the license and engineering design of three units in addition to the previously-announced award for its ethylene technology and front end engineering and design (FEED) services.