NANCY FORD, Contributing Writer

As the workplace and society in general become more dependent on sharing information electronically, apps are being utilized more frequently for risk assessment, recording incidents or injuries, productivity and seemingly unlimited functions. more

Jun 27, 2017 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Regarding the role technology plays in managing risk in aging assets, Greg Hendrickson, chemical engineer at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, said it is important for technologists to embrace two specific concepts. more

Jun 13, 2017 2:48 PM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Louisa Nara, technical director for the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), recently shared a dynamic tool that assists industry leaders in evaluating performance and determining where resources—both human and financial—might best be allocated more

Jun 13, 2017 2:42 PM Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The responsibility for chemical security must be shared not only among federal, state, and local governments, but also by the private sector. more

Jun 9, 2017 4:37 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

ExxonMobil Chemical Co. Vice President of Global Basic Chemical Karen McKee believes the continuing growth of shale and oil production, coupled with the demand for chemical products, is resulting in unprecedented opportunities for the industry. more

Jun 7, 2017 7:42 AM Chemical Processing

Thanks to new technological applications and continued benefits resulting from shale and natural gas resources, top exploration and production (E&P) leaders agree the current state of E&P is far better than it was a year ago. more

Jun 7, 2017 7:39 AM Drilling & Exploration

As the global demand for oil grows, so does the demand for substantial investment upstream, according to leaders of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). more

Jun 6, 2017 7:23 AM Drilling & Exploration

A key element of LyondellBasell’s approach to Operational Excellence is its philosophy, “GoalZERO”, which targets the elimination of incidents, defects, and operational inefficiencies. more

Jun 5, 2017 7:30 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Despite popular belief, a number of people might be surprised to learn Shell is not an oil company. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:30 AM Natural Gas

Industry business cycles, as well as a shifting political climate, are driving change and impacting outlooks in the manufacturing and energy industries. more

May 31, 2017 7:30 AM Maintenance & Reliability

Citing statistics indicating that literally billions of people are entering the middle class, John Watson, chairman and CEO of Chevron, said he believes demand for oil and gas and the industry’s related products is likely to continue to grow. more

May 10, 2017 11:40 AM Training & Human Resources

When considering the grand scope of the slate of investments and exports currently coming into the United States ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s global basic chemical vice president, Karen McKee, characterized the phenomenon as “pretty new.” more

Apr 13, 2017 7:30 AM Training & Human Resources


Dave Barron

Certain policies being proposed by President Donald J. Trump’s administration, including trade agendas, immigration, deportation, and border tax were topics of conversation at the World Petrochemical Conference by IHS Markit, held recently in Houston more

Apr 7, 2017 9:40 AM Health, Safety & Environmental


Dave Barron

While many large investments are currently being made in the global petrochemical industry, Westlake is “very focused” on the optimum return on their investment capital. more

Apr 3, 2017 8:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

Sometimes the most challenging impediments to success can be overcome or even avoided altogether by adding a little 'special sauce' to the works. more

Mar 13, 2017 7:30 AM Plant Management & Operations

Owners should always make sure they have a backlog of new projects, as well as improvements they want to make to current projects. more

Feb 22, 2017 8:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

According to data derived from the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Survey conducted in 40 countries, 45 percent of North Americans said that climate change was a very serious problem. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:10 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

As if prompted by the arrival of winter, the Gulf Coast labor market has cooled and may continue to cool for a while. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical