Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded auxiliary boiler contract for US methanol plant

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract and received a full notice to proceed from Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a US-based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company Ltd, for the supply of an auxiliary boiler for its methanol facility currently under construction in Louisiana.

Naphtha surges as cold Asia weather pulls LPG to heating

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Asia's naphtha demand has surged since late 2016 as petrochemical makers are turning to the product after supplies of cheaper alternative LPG were consumed by heating demand amid cold regional weather.

HP Industry Perspectives: Notables from BP's Energy Outlook 2035

In mid-February, BP released its outlook for the next 20 years. As reminded by BP’s new chief economist, Spencer Dale, the outlook is a projection of what is most likely to occur based on the inf..

Improve refining of tight oil via enhanced fluid catalytic cracking catalysts

Crude oils from tight formations are relatively light, low in concarbon, and contain different contaminants. They have high naphtha and distillate yields, lower vacuum gasoil (VGO) content and almost ..

HP Global: Shale revolution will help US chemical industry soar to new heights

Swift, T. K., American Chemistry Council

Global manufacturing entered a soft period in 2012, with particular weakness in Europe and East Asia. The manufacturing sector represents the primary customer base for chemistry. The global industrial..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

After a bitter labor battle, INEOS Grangemouth reopensINEOS Grangemouth (UK) has reopened its petrochemicals plant and oil refinery in Scotland. The reopening comes after negotiations with the employe..

HP Forecast: HPI Market Data 2014 Executive Summary

Romanow, Stephany, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This summary provides a "sneak peek" at Hydrocarbon Processing's HPI Market Data 2014. This comprehensive report investigates present and projected future trends in refining, natural gas and petrochemical industries. Topics include spending forecasts and construction projects derived from HP's Construction Boxscore database; global and regional changes in energy production and use; and developments in oil and natural gas processing. HPI Market Data 2014 also covers trends in economics, plant safety and the environment. This annual report is the hydrocarbon processing industry's premier source of market information for professionals working in the downstream.

HP Industry Perspectives: Is it too early to be optimistic for 2014?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The increased availability of natural gas supplies are redefining energy conditions. New natural gas reserves are shifting the order for producing nations. Shale gas reserves, once difficult to extrac..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gazprom Neft refines Euro 5 diesel fuelGazprom Neft’s Moscow oil refinery has launched production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. Starting last month, all diesel fuel supplied by the Moscow oil refinery t..