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Leaders of the petrochemical industry got down to brass tacks in a recent discussion about advantages and investment opportunities that lend themselves to building a foundation for profitable growth despite the unpredictability of an uncertain market more

May 1, 2017 7:30 AM Plant Management & Operations

The Billings Phillips 66 refinery, located in Billings, Montana, is undergoing a complete shut down as it ramps up for major maintenance and improvements that include adding a process to enable it to process heavy crude oil. more

Apr 28, 2017 10:37 AM Maintenance & Reliability

After the company expanded by acquiring H&S Tool Inc., he was named corporate vice president of sales and marketing for CLIMAX and general manager of H&S Tool. more

Apr 19, 2017 1:36 PM Plant Management & Operations

NOVA Chemicals has agreed to acquire Williams’ 88.46% ownership interest in the Geismar, Louisiana olefins plant, approximately 525 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the plant, and Williams’ interest in the Ethylene Trading Hub in Mt. Belvieu. more

Apr 19, 2017 9:32 AM Plant Management & Operations

The ethylene cracker is currently in a production stabilization phase. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:48 AM Plant Management & Operations

Ingleside Ethylene announced that its ethylene cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, Texas, complex has begun operations. more

Mar 1, 2017 10:52 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

Many turnaround failures are caused by similar means: smart, well-trained managers making correct decisions with incorrect information. more

Feb 21, 2017 4:03 PM Plant Management & Operations

Alignment of engineering and construction teams enhances productivity and workflow transitions on any project’s site, but establishing and employing strategies that effectively ensure the project team is following the execution plan can be difficult. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Praxair, Inc. announced that it has started up its carbon dioxide purification and liquefaction plant at Delaware City Refining Company’s facility in Delaware City, Delaware. more

Dec 21, 2016 9:35 AM Plant Management & Operations