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Encina Development Group, LLC announced the first-ever production of high purity aromatics made entirely from end-of-life mixed plastics. Encina has delivered its high purity monomer chemicals to customers and confirms that ongoing production will continue.
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Thorough risk assessment and evaluation of alternatives are keys to success as capital projects continue to experience delays and the potential for cost overruns.
Editorial Comment: Our purpose: 100 yr of striving to deliver technical editorial excellence to the HPI
Gas Processing/LNG / Maintenance & Reliability / Petrochemicals / Refining / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Management / Polymers / Products / Safety
One hundred years ago, a group of individuals saw a need to disseminate the latest technologies and know-how to improve refining operations, safety, management and profitability. At the time, World War 1 had ended roughly 4 yr prior, and global gasoline demand expanded immensely. In turn, new refining capacity was being built around the world to increase production to satisfy burgeoning demand. Simultaneously, new discoveries were being made to produce plastics, fertilizers and other petrochemical products.
History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation
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This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.
Thailoil's ongoing expansion and upgrading works at its Laemchabang plant will enable the state-owned oil company to increase its crude oil processing capacity from 275,000 bpd to an estimated 400,000 bpd upon completion in 2023.
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Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.
At the macroeconomic level, inflation will influence M&A through its impact on monetary policy and financial markets.
History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR
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Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s.
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As resources become scarcer, and as costs continue to rise, companies are looking for new methods to reduce their material feedstock costs and remain competitive.
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Many large industrial facilities—including refineries, and chemical and petrochemical plants—are increasingly turning to co-generation for process steam and power production.
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