Environment

Baltic states bought twice as much Russian LPG last year

Russian exporters more than doubled sales of liquefied petroleum gas to the Baltic states in 2022, some of which was sold on to Ukraine, according to data from three trading and freight-handling sources covering the region.

Low-capital options to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions

Wells, K., Jennett, K., Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing objective for refineries to benefit operability, throughput and profitability.

Used oil enhanced circularity for sustainable environmental benefits

Khan, Shahreyar, Tukur, N. M., Saudi Aramco

Used oils generated through industrial and non-industrial (e.g., locomotives) sources are an industry segment that needs global attention for enhanced circularity.

Carbon Capture/CO2 Mitigation: Evaluation of the joint effect of uncertain parameters in CO2 storage in the Sleipner project

Nobakht, B., TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

The Sleipner carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the North Sea off the coast of Norway was the first storage project on a commercial scale.

Fast ion chromatography analysis for determining biofuel sugars

Shevlin, C., Thermo Fisher Scientific

All industrial processes require reliable, accurate and timely methods for analyzing process chemistry.

Crude oil prices rise above $100 per barrel after Russia’s further invasion into Ukraine (1)

Since mid-January 2022, the geopolitical risk related to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine has contributed to higher and more volatile crude oil prices.

Eni eyes biorefinery in Malaysia with Petronas, Euglena

Italian energy group Eni is studying the possibility of developing and operating a biorefinery in Malaysia together with Japan's Euglena and Malaysia's Petronas, the three groups said on Wednesday.

Indian petrochemical demand could rise threefold by 2040

India's annual petrochemical consumption could nearly triple to 80 MMt by 2040 forcing the country to either raise imports or invest into building new facilities, said an executive at the nation's top refiner Indian Oil Corp.

Indonesia targets sugar self-sufficiency in 5 yrs, eyes ethanol production

Indonesia will expand its sugar plantation area to try to become self-sufficient in the next five years and is eyeing development of renewable sugar-based ethanol afterwards, President Joko Widodo said.

Decarbonizing your fired heaters with hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen has long been considered a high-value product, but not typically as a fuel for fired equipment.