The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and state-level Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) are driving interest and growth of renewable fuel production in the U.S. These regulations open up the opportunity for terminal operators to consider converting existing assets to support renewable fuel production.
Despite the production and pricing challenges seen in 2020, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports continue to remain strong in 2021. Propane exports are still topping 1 billion barrels (BBL) per day. Additionally, a rise in ethane crackers in China is leading to an increase in demand for exported ethane.
From a single tank to full-scale terminal construction, tanks represent a critical component of terminal and pipeline projects. In order to achieve success, these projects should strive to streamline and efficiently manage project planning, design and construction.
The Denver region is bustling with tourists and a consistently growing population. Recognizing the profit potential in fueling this active community, a confidential client began a multipronged project to increase low-grade gasoline and diesel capacity at its existing terminal station.
The increased availability of consistent pipeline designs is revolutionizing the industry. Design standardization, or repeatable design, for pipeline facilities connects the stakeholders, objectives and scopes of projects to efficiently capture and enhance schedule, cost and value. Given the desire for smart investment decisions across public and private infrastructure systems, the use of design standardization is a test to see if teams can move past traditional methods and toward a safer, more effective approach.
Long-term forecasts of global energy consumption continue to predict rising global energy demands, driving the need for increased oil and gas storage and handling solutions. As owners and operators consider how to address new terminal projects or facility expansions, appropriate project management and execution approaches are vital.
Hydrocarbon storage tanks design benefits from a holistic approach that considers more than the fabrication of the tank itself. Understanding the engineering questions to ask and pitfalls to avoid when developing project scopes of work and requests for proposals can help minimize risks and stave off cost and schedule overruns.
As utilities develop liquefied natural gas peak shaver and satellite facilities across the U.S., they can turn to the oil and gas midstream industry for lessons on how to achieve efficient and cost-effective project delivery.
Higher-order controls make it possible for companies to eliminate arc flash hazards upfront. But to be most effective, arc flash prevention must be considered early, for example, during the design of every terminal and pipeline project.
Accurate data is essential to the success of any engineering project, but manual data entry and quality assurance is time-consuming. By incorporating automatic data acquisition capabilities into industry standard software, innovative engineer-procure-construct companies are helping their clients bring high-quality products to market faster.
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