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Manuscript sent to publisher

    Last week the manuscript for my book Primed for Success: The Story of Scientific Design Company subtitled How Chemical Engineers created the Petrochemical Industry, was sent to Springer, a well-known publisher of technical books headquartered in Switzerland. The e-book version of the book … Continue reading

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Guess What? I have been writing a book.

Over the past year, I have been busy writing about the petrochemical industry again. It is a book almost finished called: Primed For Success: Scientific Design Company sbhd.  How Chemical Engineers created the Petrochemical Industry   The book will be … Continue reading

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Renewable energy keeps advancing

The Gassing Down of The Energy Industry and The Rise of Renewables Submitted by Gemma Potter The prices of gas and oil are at a year-long low, down 40% in the past year: these profit drops are cutting the incentive … Continue reading

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Crude price staying down: Thanks to fracking “learning curve” and chemicals

 Like duelling banjos, the U.S. and Saudi oil producers have been carrying out a spirited contest to see who first cries “Uncle” (My apologies for these metaphors). When crude prices first started to plunge from the                $ 100/bbl level, the … Continue reading

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Likely crude oil price “bottom”: It’s a puzzle

This update to my recent post provides more background on the costs of producing crude oil from different fields in different ways and, together with the visual below, is useful in trying to assess where the “equilibrium” crude oil price might be … Continue reading

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Reflecting back and an interesting idea

I know this post has little to do with energy and chemicals. Except that I will never forget that my chemical engineering education at MIT was largely paid for by the GI Bill after I was discharged from the army in … Continue reading

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Global warming thoughts(revised)

My previous post did not have the links I wanted to add. Please look at the revised version(with links) by typing Chemengineeringposts.com into your browser. Peter Spitz  

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