Petrochemicals

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 1,600 projects around the world.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refinery margins came under added pressure, affected by the downturn in product consumption inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

Business Trends

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Rovuma LNG, a JV comprised of ExxonMobil, Eni and China National Petroleum Corp., will likely delay its final investment decision (FID) on the group’s $30-B Mozambique LNG project.

Editorial Comment: The impact and response of an industry during trying times

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

On behalf of Hydrocarbon Processing, we hope that you and your families and colleagues are healthy and safe during these unprecedented times.

Flow modeling as a tool for WHRU performance optimization

Gupta, A., Petro-Chem Development Co. Inc.; Gentry, M. R., Airflow Sciences Corp.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have become a growing concern for many industrialized countries over the past few years.

Highlights from a maintenance and reliability audit

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Staffers in many plants in modern industry are assigned to job functions related to reliability assessment and implementation.

People

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

The board of directors of Haldor Topsoe A/S has appointed Roeland Baan as new CEO as of June 1.

Innovations

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

BASF has commercially launched Fourtune, a new fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst product for gasoil feedstock.

Maintenance: How to conduct successful turnaround maintenance at refineries

Diacumakos, S., Ingersoll Rand

PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that, since 2014, the oil and gas industry has put off noncritical spending to reduce costs.

Root cause analysis for low yield of p-diethylbenzene produced by catalytic alkylation

Warke, V., Jasra, R. V., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) manufactures para-diethylbenzene (PDEB) at one of its plants by alkylation of ethylbenzene (EB) with ethylene, using RIL's own technology and super-selective catalyst.