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BASF launches ChemCycling in the U.S. BASF is offering customers ISSC+ certified advanced recycled building blocks from the BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals facility in Port Arthur, Texas. ChemCycling utilizes recycled feedstock that is derived from plastic waste in the conventional production process, thereby partially replacing fossil resources.
Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.
Sir Ratcliffe warns Europe is “sleepwalking towards offshoring its industry, jobs, investments” Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman and Founder of INEOS, has written to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, warning that Europe is “sleepwalking towards offshoring its industry, jobs, investments, and emissions.”
Shell quits Iraqi petrochemicals plant talks Oil major Shell has withdrawn from talks on building a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra.
Saudi's SABIC gives go-ahead for $6.4-B China petrochemical plant Saudi Basic Industries Corp will go ahead with building a petrochemical complex in southeastern China's Fujian province, shoring up Saudi ties with China, the world's top oil importer.
Azure announces plans to develop SAF-focused renewable fuel production facility in Canada Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. continues to reach milestones in its development of a renewable fuel production facility in Canada that will produce approximately 20,000-bpd of predominantly SAF with first production targeted for 2027.
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Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1
The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.
Improve specialty chemical production through digital transformation
From large petrochemical plants to smaller-scale specialty chemical operations, digital transformation is a significant technology and operational improvement trend throughout the global chemical industry.
Optimize process performance and reduce emissions by using process analyzers
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Six reasons oil and gas organizations must implement an industrial cybersecurity program
Oil and gas companies must focus on building robust industrial cybersecurity programs to prevent and respond to the next attack.
Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 2
Plastic waste is a worldwide challenge. To reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint, the plastics industry is striving to increase circularity by using plastic pyrolysis oils (pyoils) from waste plastics as steam cracker feedstock.
Practical examples and considerations in designing emergency depressurizing systems
Process operating facilities typically process large inventories of gas and volatile hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures, which have the potential of posing major hazards during emergency incidents—such as fire, loss of containment or operating excursion.
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Discover how several global impacts—such as Russia’s war in Ukraine, supply chain crises and inflation—have and will impact spending and business activity in the global petrochemicals, refining and natural gas/LNG industries. HPI MARKET DATA 2023 is the processing industry’s most trusted forecast of capital, maintenance and operating expenditures.
This handbook-type industry reference source is produced by the staff of Hydrocarbon Processing. It contains flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 170 commercially viable gas processing processes from 25 licensors. Included are drying, treating, dehydrogenation, effluent cleanup, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, syngas, sulfur, liquid treating, etc. Each process description includes a flow diagram as well as application, economics and licensor information. The processes are indexed by process and contributing company.
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