S. Raghuram Robert S. Haizmann David R. Lowry UOP Des Plaines, Ill.
Willem J. Schiferli Kuwait Petroleum Europoort BV Europoort, The Netherlands
Early in 1990, Kuwait Petroleum Europoort BV (KPE), The Netherlands, successfully commissioned its "gasoline project."
The naphtha-processing units of KPE's gasoline project will significantly help the region meet the octane shortfall caused by the phaseout of lead from gasoline.
In 1985, KPE became the first company in Europe to market unleaded gasoline (under the Q8 brand). To meet the increasing demand for gasoline, particularly the unleaded grades, from the growing n...