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In-depth trade publication supplements detailing Shell Global Solutions' approach to innovation and technology – the backbone of numerous of our operations around the globe.
Although industry analysts suggest that cost pressures and depressed refining margins will remain, there is still significant growth in the hydrocracking market. Following the successful implementation of recent hydrocracker projects at, among others, Grupa LOTOS and CNOOC, this supplement aims to capture some important lessons, best practices and thought leadership that may help other refiners to deliver their own value-adding initiatives.
Refiners globally will continue to experience numerous challenges in the coming years. Principal among these is the sulphur paradox, which is a reality that refiners increasingly face: more sulphur is coming into the refinery as the availability of sweet crudes diminishes, but less sulphur must leave the refinery within the finished products or as harmful emissions.
Today’s downstream market faces significant challenges. Fortunately there are several keys to success which can enable refiners to thrive in uncertainty whether the market dips further, recovers quickly or enters another pattern.