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EPA: GHG emissions from refineries increase 1.6% in 2013The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its fourth year of GHG data, with over 8,000 large facilities reporting 2013 emissions..

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Software helps optimize energy performanceIn November, Yokogawa Electric Corp. is releasing Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics), a software tool (Fig. 1) that uses energy performance indicator..

Two approaches to sulfur management

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sulfur is naturally present as an impurity in fossil fuels. When the fuels are burned, the sulfur is released as sulfur dioxide—an air pollutant that contributes to respiratory problems for human..

Overcome the imbalance between diesel and gasoline production

Wisdom, L., Axens; Peer, E., Craig, M., Perat, C., Axens North America

A number of strategies can be applied to increase the overall product selectivity to middle distillates.

Hydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineries

Farnand, S., Li, J., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Ratan, S., Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology

As refining market trends continue to support increased demand for H2, its availability and cost are critical for many refiners, creating a tough environment for securing reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly H2.

Mitigate H2S exposure from unconventional crudes

Personal exposure risks associated with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) historically have been a concern during the refining, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons. Recently, with the surge in production,..

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.

Examining the ecological and profitable uses of refinery residues

Gambert, R., EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH

With prices pressured and stricter environmental legislation being implemented, refineries are being increasingly forced to look at new ways of processing heavy residues.

HP News

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refining capacity in the US increases slightly At the beginning of 2014 in the US, there were 139 operating refineries and three idle refineries with total atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity ..

Consider high-fidelity online motor fuel characterization

Trygstad, M., Yokogawa Corp. of America

Motor fuels are complex products. Various diesel fuel and gasoline grades are prepared from a large range of individual blending components whose individual properties may be extremely variable over t..