April 2022

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HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. This collection of excerpts provides a look into the major technological advancements and topics/trends in the hydrocarbon processing industry during that timeframe. First postwar cargo of crude for rebuilt Dunkirk refinery received February 1950 Progress in new British refinery N. Tiratsoo, February 1950 The first unit of the Shell Oil Co. refinery near Stanlow has been completed and is in operation using crude oils from the Middle East. Propylene, a valuable feedstock for alkylation C. Oden, W. J. Burch and G. R. Jones, March

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