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Consider catalytic dewaxing as a tool to improve diesel cold-flow properties

Clariant: Morse, P. M.

Diesel engines rely on effective dispersion of fuel to ensure efficient combustion. In cold weather regions, maintaining the fluidity flow of fuels can be difficult. Catalytic dewaxing is a selectiv..

HP Brief

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

Gazprom Neft refines Euro 5 diesel fuelGazprom Neft’s Moscow oil refinery has launched production of Euro 5 diesel fuel. Starting last month, all diesel fuel supplied by the Moscow oil refinery t..

HP Construction Profile: European refiner makes significant processing advancements

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

At the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, Eni is moving forward with leading-edge technological breakthroughs to produce “clean” transportation fuels. This refinery has a balanced 190,00..

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

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

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Thinnes, Billy

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,..