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February 1st, 2018


Opinion: Improving performance in downstream industry: The challenges and opportunities

We are already witnessing interesting trends in the refining and petrochemical sectors of the energy industry in 2018, observe RPME's regular columnists Colin Chapman and Ekaterina Kalinenko.

Special Report: Editor's Comment: Sulphur management in refineries

Lower sulphur emissions do not come free of cost.

Special Report: Sulphur in the Middle East: Past, present and future

The Middle East's sour gas/sulphur network has been growing and strengthening in recent years, and it will be exciting to see how local producers lead the way for the global sulphur industry of the future, says Angie Slavens, MD, UniverSUL Consulting.

Special Report: Global trends in sour hydrocarbon & sulphur management

Sulphur management encompasses all aspects of sour hydrocarbon conditioning and dominates the current thinking and planning in the Middle East region, especially in the UAE, Dr Nick Coles, director, conference, Dome Exhibitions, the organiser of SOGAT.

Special Report: Implications of IMO bunker fuel rules

New low-sulphur requirements for marine bunker fuels are causing scramble for refiners and shippers, according to IHS Markit report.

Five minutes with: Dr. Holger Stolpmann, GM, W.L. Gore & Associates Middle East

An interview with Dr. Holger Stolpmann, general manager, W.L. Gore & Associates Middle East. 

Cover Story: Catalysing refining-petrochemical integration

In the near future, all refineries will get integrated with petrochemical complexes, and all downstream facilities will become digitally connected, envisages Rebecca Liebert, president and CEO, Honeywell UOP, in an interview given to Martin Menachery.

Editor's Comment: Making refining business commercially viable

The new global standards for transportation fuel demand lower sulphur concentrations.

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