Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

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Author: Lee Nichols
Date: July 2019
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Co.
Document Type: Editorial
Length: 514 words
Lexile Measure: 1180L

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The downstream processing industry is changing. However, this change will have a positive impact not only on operations, but also on the global population. The industry is researching and developing new technologies to provide safer, cleaner and high-quality products to billions of people every day. The steps and processes to implement these technologies have been a staple in Hydrocarbon Processing for nearly 100 yr. The act of improving and optimizing processes, workflows and technologies have truly revolutionized the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for the betterment of society, as well as enhanced the lives of billions of people around the world.

Two of these advancements are detailed in this issue of Hydrocarbon Processing: Digital Transformation and Sustainability. Both topics can go hand-in-hand, complementing each other to optimize operations. However,...

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