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NANCY FORD, Contributing Writer

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), demand growth for hydrocarbons, particularly those produced in the U.S., is going to focus primarily on OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Asia. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:51 PM Midstream

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Make no mistake. While U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry is honored to serve as a cabinet member in President Donald J. Trump’s administration in Washington, the secretary was, is and always will be a Texan. more

Dec 1, 2017 7:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical

Lee College Economic Alliance event in Pasadena 2017

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By the year 2050, the earth's population is expected to approach nearly 10 billion. more

Dec 1, 2017 7:00 AM Natural Gas

There are currently more than 200 international groups conducting cyber attacks on U.S. installations, “and that number is only climbing.” more

Nov 10, 2017 10:26 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The energy industry, including oil and natural gas, is ranked second highest in all industries most likely to suffer a cyber-attack. more

Nov 10, 2017 10:11 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

An organizations greatest challenge when implementing AWP is helping its employees face and accept the new changes. more

Nov 9, 2017 8:38 AM Training & Human Resources

There are key planning points managers and operators should be aware of in an OSHA inspection. more

Nov 3, 2017 7:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

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Thanks to the profound emergence of natural gas, recent expansion projects within the petrochemical industry have stimulated massive growth and an abundance of job opportunities. more

Nov 2, 2017 7:22 AM Training & Human Resources

Lee College Economic Alliance event in Pasadena 2017

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In Texas, we understand that if you create an environment of low taxes and limited regulation and unleash the private sector, the result is incredible jobs and economic growth. more

Nov 1, 2017 1:44 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

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Houston Ship Channel and Port Houston re-opened quickly after Hurricane Harvey, but sustained serious damage that must be rectified in the likelihood of any future storms. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Offshore & Marine

ExxonMobil global technology sponsor of research and engineering, Jamie Gerbrecht, said he believes owners appreciate contractors who demonstrate “a solid execution approach” when bidding for an advance work packaging (AWP) project contract. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:00 AM Training & Human Resources

It is essential for owners to clearly define expectations when selecting engineering and procurement contractors for advance work packing (AWP) projects. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:00 AM Training & Human Resources

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

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