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Business Trends: Are chemical companies ready for the future of work?

Deloitte Services: Dickson, D.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant, short-term disruption to the chemical industry, potentially leading to long-term impacts.

Construction

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

TechnipFMC has begun construction on Assiut National Oil Processing Co.’s new hydrocracking complex in Egypt.

Industry Perspectives

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

With the increasing prominence of hydrogen technologies circulating into the global market, Gulf Energy Information—publisher of <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> and <i>Gas Processing & LNG</i>—has launched our latest publication: <i>H2Tech</i>.

Hydrocarbons face toughest challenge yet

DNV GL Oil and Gas: Ketelaars, F.

Over the next 30 yr, the globe’s energy ecosystem—where fossil fuels dominate and renewables play catch-up—will evolve exponentially, as efforts intensify to curb carbon emissions and mitigate the detrimental impact of climate change.

FCC NOx reduction methods: Complying with regulations without capital investment

Placid Refining Co.: Hobbins, P.
Johnson Matthey: Blair, H.  |  Hochheiser, T.

As fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) nitrogen oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>) emissions regulations become increasingly strict, refiners are driven to find the most economic compliance option.

Editorial Comment: Will 2021 be a rebound year?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Needless to say, 2020 was an unprecedented year.

Ras Tanura: The creation of a clean-fuels complex

Saudi Aramco: Halvaci, M.  |  Subaie, E. A.  |  Fudhail, N. A.
Axens: Pierre, C.  |  Rousseau, E.

The primary objective of the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project is to enable the Ras Tanura refinery—the largest refinery in Saudi Arabia—to produce transportation fuels that will be compliant with future specifications.

Optimizing methanol plant operations through minimal capital investments

Methanex Corp.: Soto, J.

In the constant search for improvement, Methanex has developed a state-of-the-art project to improve plant operation at its methanol production facility in Punta Arenas, Chile (FIG. 1).

Editorial Comment: HPI spending forecast to reach $491 B in 2021

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Who could have known that the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) would have been hit with such market volatility entering the new decade?

Driving higher return with fuel-grade butanol at the refinery

Dow: Giles, J.

Since the advent of the combustion engine, gasoline and automobile manufacturers have utilized additives as a means of improving overall fuel characteristics.