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Business Trends

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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.

Refinery residue and bitumen upgrading: Gasification

Advisian: Abazajian, A.  |  Sloley, A.

Gasifiers take the bottom of the crude barrel and move the residue into the C1 value chain. Refiners have had a variable record of running gasifiers for a time and then shutting them down. Reasons for this include inexperience with gasifier operations, lack of knowledge on how to extract profits from the C1 value chain and market difficulties in catering to clients operating in different business environments.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards Winners

<i>Hydrocarbon Processing,</i> the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its third annual awards. The <i>HP</i> Awards celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Estimation of relief load and realistic relieving temperature for heavy-end fractionating columns

Bechtel India: Saha, J.  |  Chaudhuri, S.

Relief calculation is one of the most discussed aspects of chemical engineering design.

Construction

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels.

Business Trends: Sustainability: Clean fuels—The advancement to zero sulfur

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

In April, Hydrocarbon Processing launched the first iteration of its HP Sustainability webcast series.

Cloud-based condition monitoring solutions optimize reliability of rotating equipment

India Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative, Phulpur: Mishra, G.
Nanoprecise Sci Corp.: McClatchie, D.  |  Vedula, S.

Hydrocarbon processing (HP) companies are seeking opportunities to improve productivity, optimize equipment availability and increase process uptime.

Ultra-deep desulfurization of FCC gasoline: Reactive adsorption strategy

SINOPEC Engineering Inc.: Tao, Y.

With an increase in concern for the environment, countries around the world are implementing stringent environmental regulations and are continuously pressuring refiners to reduce the amount of sulfur in transportation fuels—primarily gasoline and diesel—to combat airborne pollution caused by vehicles.

Retrospective: Then and now— Looking toward the future

OSIsoft: Kennedy, J. P.

In 1982, I wrote an article called “Using process computers as robots for refining operations,” which was published in the May issue of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing.</i>