Octane

Case history: New developments with lower catalyst-to-feed ratios for FCC units

Levinbuk, M., RAS, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Maksimov, I., Kuznetsov, S., JSC, Gazpromneft; Galkin, V. V., Makhiyanov, V., Gazprom Neft

A study was conducted using a series of FCC catalysts that included reduced rare-earth content and increased zeolite Y quantity systems. The goal was to raise gasoline yield along with greater yields of olefins.

HP Industry Perspectives: Marine fuels: Not clear sailing ahead

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major changes are unfolding that will impact the marine shipping industry. Within the next decade, tighter environmental rules will be in place, changing fuels used to propel international and domesti..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major energy supply and flare reduction project in IraqSouth Gas Co., Shell and Mitsubishi have joined together to form Basrah Gas Co. (BGC), which will oversee what the group claims to be “the l..

India’s thirst for energy to be addressed at IRPC

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2013New Delhi is an international city with numerous attractions. It is the home of the Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India. The c..

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Centrica signs long-term North American LNG export contract with CheniereCentrica has an agreement with Cheniere Energy Partners to purchase 89 billion cubic feet of annual liquefied natural gas (LNG)..

HP Impact: Global oil flows shift from West to East

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

By 2020, crude oil trade flows west of Suez will drop by 4.2 MM bpd, while crude flows east of Suez will rise by 4.7 MM bpd (Fig. 1), according to a recently published report from ESAI Energy. The pri..

HP Impact: UK consumers buying less fuel at the pump

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the last 10 years, average UK fuel prices have almost doubled, rising from 73.68 p/l to 136.26 p/l for unleaded gasoline, and 75.57 p/l to 142.39 p/l for diesel. The latest retail marketing survey,..

Evaluate challenges in meeting clean-fuel specifications with heavier crude

At a Saudi Aramco refinery, a revamp was planned for processing a different crude oil blend to meet Euro 5 diesel and gasoline specifications. The refinery, which processes semi-light crude oil, is sc..

EIA projects rising US domestic oil production

Projected crude production is expected to average 7.3 million bpd in 2013 and 7.9 million bpd in 2014. EIA expects total consumption to rise slightly over the next two years to an average of 18.7 million bpd.

US lawmakers scrutinize role of ethanol credits in gasoline price spike

The price of credits used by refiners to meet federal ethanol blending requirements has risen more than 1,000% in recent weeks. The heightened volatility in this normally sleepy market has raised concerns that it is a factor in the recent rise in the price of gasoline.