NANCY FORD, Contributing Writer

Kaiser H. Chowdhry, an associate with the Washington D.C.-based law firm Morgan Lewis, describes the new "Anti-Retaliation" provision of the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule issued in May 2016. more

Oct 9, 2017 9:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The amount of time it takes to conduct a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) inspection can vary widely. more

Oct 5, 2017 1:51 PM Maintenance & Reliability

United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that those who suffered losses could rely on state and federal resources to help the state rebuild. more

Oct 4, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton noted, “those of us in the industry have knowledge that most people don’t have,” adding that outside forces were to blame for a spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. more

Oct 3, 2017 7:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical

Port Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria says Port Houston will continue to meet growing global shipping demand, despite temporary delays to its service inflicted on the U.S. Gulf Coast by Hurricane Harvey. more

Oct 2, 2017 4:41 PM Offshore & Marine

Offering her assessment of the outlook for the North American petrochemical industry, BASF Senior Vice President of Petrochemicals Heather Remley said she believes the industry is “strong, growing, and resilient.” more

Oct 2, 2017 4:36 PM Chemical Processing

Noting that in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it may be difficult for many to recall the drought that affected Texas as recently as five years ago. more

Oct 2, 2017 4:09 PM Maintenance & Reliability

Texas Chemical Council President Hector Rivero noted that one of the industry’s greatest challenges to attracting new investment is obtaining permits in a timely fashion. more

Oct 2, 2017 4:01 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

According to United States Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, despite the United State’s residential and commercial growth, consumption “will either stay flat or decline” because of increased fuel efficiency. more

Oct 2, 2017 3:55 PM Refining/Petrochemical

With respect to how it audits and assesses its process safety practices on the release of highly toxic materials, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (CPChem) is currently doing something different from what has been done historically. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:44 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

Relationship-building is critical to the function of his operation. more

Sep 13, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Petrochemical industry leaders could expect less regulation and decreased enforcement of those regulations under the President Donald J. Trump administration. more

Sep 12, 2017 1:32 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

A number of factors may play a role in triggering an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of any plant or manufacturing facility. more

Sep 12, 2017 1:27 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

Louisa Nara said she "gets jazzed" in a roomful of people who are committed to process safety management (PSM) and want to save lives. more

Sep 1, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) was born in 1990 has grown to become the largest safety and training council of its kind in the United States. more

Aug 25, 2017 7:30 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Citizen science can protect the health and well-being of individuals and consumers being exposed to environmental and other threats that might otherwise go undetected. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:48 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

Regulatory obstacles. Operating challenges. Safety and environmental issues. The fluctuating price of oil. These are just a few among myriad pervasive themes that require constant attention from leaders in the energy sector. more

Aug 16, 2017 7:00 AM Renewables

Considering the greater Gulf Coast region is the U.S.'s chief hub for the petrochemical industry, it is essential to recognize a successful attack on chemical facilities could potentially cause a significant number of deaths and injuries. more

Aug 10, 2017 10:55 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

A perfect safety record does not just happen by chance. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:58 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Addressing delegates at the 30th Annual Texas/Louisiana Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar held recently in Galveston, Texas, Hendrickson shared Chevron Phillips' "Guiding Principles of Operation." more

Aug 2, 2017 8:32 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

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