Hydrocarbon Processing Xylene-loop scheme for minimized GHG emissions and PX production cost Molecular management, energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have become major focuses for petrochemical complexes, including aromatics plants. History of the HPI: The 1950s: Capacity expansion, HDPE/PP, polycarbonate, computers and rocket science The 1950s marked an evolution in the use of oil by nations around the world. Industry Pioneers: Polymer science, catalytic cracking, petrochemicals and EPC Waldo Semon was an American chemist whose detour with assigned laboratory research at B. F. Goodrich led to the development of vinyl—the second best-selling plastic in the world. Construction Eni plans to launch its 3.4-MMtpy FLNG vessel offshore Mozambique this year. The Coral Sul FLNG vessel is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Corrosion: Maintaining profitability with opportunity crudes while mitigating naphthenic acid corrosion Refiners are asked to produce products within ever tighter margins in a changing industry. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing's</i> Top Project Awards Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects, as chosen by HP editors and readers <ital>Hydrocarbon Processing</ital> 2021 Awards FINALISTS Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year. Implementation of advanced level control techniques in refinery operations Plant performance depends on stable operations, with steady feed, product flow, temperature and pressure control as per process requirements. Editorial Comment: Refining’s evolution: Technology driving innovation Since its inception in 1922, Hydrocarbon Processing—originally called Petroleum Refiner when first published—has focused on delivering the latest refining technologies to readers around the world. Construction Ulsan PP Co., a JV between PolyMirae Co. Ltd. (a partnership between LyondellBasell and DL Chemical) and SK Advanced, commissioned its 400,000-tpy polypropylene (PP) facility in June.