Colin Frazier, American Petroleum Institute (API), USA, outlines initiatives and programmes that have been put into practice in the downstream industry to improve process safety management and implementation.
Roberto Bosco, MKS Instruments, Inc., USA, explores a real-time fuel composition, physical property, and methane number analyser for combustion engine control and optimisation.
Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, examines the effect of COVID-19 on the Middle East’s oil sector.
In 1H20, the US exported 5.4 million bpd of petroleum products, a slight increase of 48 000 bpd (1%) from 1H19.
While contracts generally contemplate foreseeable contingencies, they are unlikely to have made allowance for the pandemic outbreak and its far-reaching impact in the absence of any recent and related experience.
The recent uptick in industrial/ business activities and gradual re-opening of economies are set to strengthen the demand for polymers.
In response to falling fuel demand, the integration of a refinery with a petrochemicals plant can improve the revenue generation potential of refiners, says GlobalData.
Asia’s ethylene glycol capacity is expected to increase from 23.1 million tpy in 2019 to 40.08 million tpy in 2024, at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 11%, says GlobalData.
Brian Bain, Zoe Wattis and Carol Humphreys, DNV GL – Oil & Gas, champion the use of historical data to provide process leak frequency estimates.
In this special report, James Rockall, WLPGA, plots the path through the energy transition in the post COVID-19 world.