Largest hydrocracker in China

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Refiners are leveraging hydrocracking to respond to momentum in global dieselization, with crude prices forcing refiners to process distressed crudes and difficult feedstock.

HP Brief

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Air Liquide starts up SMR in La Porte, TexasAir Liquide recently celebrated the formal startup of a new steam methane reformer (SMR) in La Porte, Texas. The 120 million scfd of gaseous hydrogen (H2) p..

HP Impact: E15 ethanol fuel can damage auto engines

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Auto repair costs for consumers could rise due to adverse effects of fuel containing 15% ethanol blends (E15), according to new results from a two-year study on engine durability.The study was conduct..

HPI major events and trends, 1920s to present

1920s: THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN HPIDuring this period, a new industry was evolving focused on the refining of crude oil into fuels and other products. New demand for crude oil-based products, such ..

HP Insight: The HPI uses technology when solving global problems

Research and development (R&D) has been the platform to support new methods to process transportation fuels and petrochemical products from hydrocarbons. So, how much of the R&D was just straight rese..

HP Associations: A wealth of knowledge at AFPM annual meeting

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At March’s American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM, formerly known as the NPRA) annual meeting in San Diego, California, it seems everyone had some important knowledge to share. Nowhe..

Essar commissions diesel hydrotreater unit in India

Essar Energy plc, the India-focused integrated energy company, announced that Essar Oil Ltd. has successfully commissioned diesel hydrotreater unit 1 (DHDT-1) as part of the Phase I expansion at its Vadinar refinery in India.

HP Impact: BP’s energy outlook to 2030

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Global energy demand will continue to grow over the next 20 years, albeit at a slowing annual rate, fueled by economic and population growth in non-OECD countries. Increased energy efficiency and stro..

HP Construction: North America

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Eastman Chemical Co. has announced a second expansion of its Benzoflex plasticizer line at the Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, site. The expansion will increase Benzoflex capacity by an additional 11,000 ..

Total unloads UK downstream marketing assets

Total has signed a sale and purchase agreement to sell most of its marketing assets in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to Rontec Investments, a consortium led by Snax 24, an independent forecourt operator in the UK.