Gas to liquids (GTL)

Shell opens new GTL base oil hub near Dubai

This new facility in Jebel Ali is Shell’s fourth GTL base oil storage hub alongside its existing hubs located in Houston, Texas; Hamburg, Germany; and Hong Kong.

Amec Foster Wheeler wins work on new Texas syngas-to-liquids project

The scope of work includes engineering design and definition work utilizing key process technology and equipment suppliers, as well as execution planning activities for the facility that will use biomass gasification and West Texas shale gas to feed a Fischer Tropsch unit to produce jet fuel.

HP Editorial Comment: Alternative energy?

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Alternative energy is a point-of-reference term. Natural gas is an alternative energy resource for transportation fuels. As more natural gas resources are developed, natural gas is displacing coal as ..

HP Industry Perspectives: Keystone XL: It is time to move forward, Mr. President

In a media call, the American Petroleum Institute (API) president and CEO Jack Gerard emphasized that it is time for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward, and he requested urgent action by Preside..

US petroleum demand surges to seven-year high

According to API’s November monthly statistics report, total US petroleum deliveries increased 1.9% from November 2013 to average 19.9 MMbpd, the highest level for the month in seven years.

Editors’/Readers’ Choice 2014

Romanow, Stephany, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, over $1.143 trillion in announced global projects are at various stages of development. Using the Boxscore Database, HP editors identified 12 projects that will have the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. HP readers voted online to select the top project in each category.

HP Viewpoint: US shale revolution set to spill over into downstream

England, J., Deloitte LLP; Mittal, A., Deloitte Services LP

The US shale boom is rapidly changing from an upstream story to a broader energy evolution with increased margins migrating to midstream and, more particularly, to downstream. In downstream oil, disco..

HP Forecast: 2015 downstream forecast reaches all-time high

Romanow, Stephany, DuBose, Ben, Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In 2015, the HPI’s capital, maintenance and operating budgets are expected to exceed $324 B. Global announced project spending continues to surge to satisfy increasing demand for petroleum products.

HP News

DOE study examines impacts of US LNG exports The US Department of Energy’s office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) recently completed a study on the impact of exporting LNG on the US energy market. Ther..

Globally, the HPI is building new capacity

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The HPI continues to expand to meet increasing demand for energy, transportation fuels, and petrochemical-based consumer products. As confirmed by HP’s HPI Market Data 2015 forecast, numerous construction projects are under various stages of development for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG industries.