L.R. Aalund Managing Editor-Technology One of the most beautiful island chains in the world offers both a very good market for petroleum products and intense environmental responsibilities. Such is the case for BHP Petroleum Americas Refining Inc. and its 95,000 b/d Ewa Beach facility on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, a state rampant with magnificent beaches, green mountains, and tourists. They spend nearly $10 billion there annually. The only other refinery in the state is Chevron U.S.A. Inc.'s nearby Barbers Point refinery with a capacity of 52,000 b/cd. BHP's market includes Hawaii (Fig. 1), distant American Samoa, and Gua...

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