Global Valve and Controls
23Jun/140

A broader look at the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals are chemicals made from petroleum (crude oil) and natural gas. Petroleum and natural gas are made up of hydrocarbon molecules.

Like all chemicals, petrochemicals are produced on a very large scale. Manufacturing plants are located worldwide and the chemicals are made in batches. The large scale petrochemical manufacturing locations have clusters of manufacturing units that share utilities and large scale infrastructure such as power stations, storage tanks, port facilities, and road and rail terminals

Oil and gas are the main sources of the raw materials because they are the least expensive, most readily available, and can be processed most easily into the primary petrochemicals listed on the left.
Only about five percent of the oil and gas consumed each year is needed to make all the petrochemical products.

Thru conduit gate valves

http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/325petrochem.html

18Jun/140

Next step for Rails

Natural gas by rail is years away and likely to have strong public resistance after a series of explosive crude by rail accidents that have already happened.  This could connect gas rich regions such as North Dakota with urban centers; presenting an opportunity for railroads, drillers and tank car makers already cashing in from hauling oil on trains.

Many are debating the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas. "Everyone is talking about moving gas by rail..."

Pipeline Valves

Natural gas by rail is years away and likely to face strong public resistance after a series of explosive crude-by-rail accidents. But the potentially multibillion-dollar development could connect gas-rich regions like North Dakota with urban centers, presenting an opportunity for railroads, drillers and tank car makers already cashing in from hauling oil on trains. - See more at: http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/133574/After_Oil_Natural_Gas_May_Be_Next_On_North_American_Rails#sthash.y6AEdASl.dpuf

http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/133574/After_Oil_Natural_Gas_May_Be_Next_On_North_American_Rails

Natural gas by rail is years away and likely to face strong public resistance after a series of explosive crude-by-rail accidents. But the potentially multibillion-dollar development could connect gas-rich regions like North Dakota with urban centers, presenting an opportunity for railroads, drillers and tank car makers already cashing in from hauling oil on trains. - See more at: http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/133574/After_Oil_Natural_Gas_May_Be_Next_On_North_American_Rails#sthash.y6AEdASl.dpuf
4Jun/140

New climate change plan

New climate change plan

President Barack Obama’s push to reduce power plant emissions by 2030 cutting plant emissions by 30%, although results may have a slight effect on Canada's energy industry. Analysts are mixed on whether this ambitious target will even make a ripple in Canada's power-generation industry, let alone its oil and gas industry. He plans on targeting the burning of coal which takes up almost 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions.

The Canadian government has already taken this step years ago where they introduced new rules and regulations to ease the greenhouse gas emissions by putting strict emissions standards on new coal plants and setting rules that would force existing plants to shut down after they’ve been in operation 50 years.

The EPA has stated, "EPA that natural gas emits about half as much carbon dioxide as coal when burned to produce electricity. The issue is that methane leaks while natural gas is being extracted, processed and transported, and methane causes more warming than equivalent amounts of carbon dioxide"

Pipeline Gate Valves

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-06-04/obama-emission-rules-discount-gas-leaks-scientists-say