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U.S. plans to impose steel tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU could threaten production of natural gas liquids (NGLs) as well as oil and natural gas, a big risk for capital investment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said. more

Refining/Petrochemical

New downstream capital projects are expected to increase U.S. petrochemical capacity by more than 50 million tonnes of new chemical output each year, driving the need for further supply chain investment more

Chemical Processing

With 100 projects and thousands of supply chain opportunities being proposed for Canada valued at more than $12 billion do you know where and when to focus your efforts first? more

White Papers

Oil price recovery, growing demand and increased feedstock supply are driving additional oil and gas capital projects globally, but the U.S. is now capturing the largest share of global energy industry investment, according to Petrochemical Update. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Rapidly growing U.S. ethylene production and investment in new derivative capacity has increased the number of ports exporting plastics and opened new markets for U.S. producers, ClipperData told Petrochemical Update. more

Chemical Processing

Low U.S. natural gas prices, relative stability in crude oil prices and increased consumer demand have spurred further plant construction activity, highlighting current deficits in skilled labor. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

As natural gas liquids (NGL) growth accelerates in the US, the feedstock advantage will likely fuel additional investment decisions for mega projects along the Gulf Coast and Northeast, Phillips 66 executives said. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Increased labor and raw material costs and shortages, extreme weather and rushed ‘time to market’ projects pushed up US ethane cracker costs in 2017. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Through independent market research and large-scale international exhibitions and conferences, Petrochemical Update helps downstream industry decision makers anticipate and adapt to current and future industry challenges. more

Member Listings

A new whitepaper recently released by Petrochemical Update provides a market outlook on US Downstream Engineering, Construction & Maintenance spending in 2018. more

White Papers

Chemical companies that leverage the right combination of digital technology could increase their market capitalization by $4.4 billion, but the industry continues to lag other sectors, an industry analyst told Petrochemical Update. more

Chemical Processing

The U.S. is in place to be the most competitive global manufacturer of chemicals because of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Several U.S. major petrochemical projects to emerge from the natural gas boom are reaching their final stages of production just as a second wave of building begins. more

Maintenance & Reliability

The energy industry is lagging other sectors on the race to adopt digital technology, but increases in capital investment are pushing digital transformation now more than ever, industry analysts told Petrochemical Update. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Several U.S. chemical companies grew at a double-digit rate for the last two consecutive quarters, the first time since 2011, and this growth is spurring key decisions on second wave construction plans, analysts told Petrochemical Update. more

Refining/Petrochemical

There is enough ethane being produced in the Northeast U.S. now to provide the chemical industry sufficient feedstock without any additional drilling or exploitation, industry analysts said. more

Downstream

Craft labor supply is under pressure from rising construction demand and a new online tool is set to simplify productivity metrics and benchmark against other projects to cut costs and spur workforce development. more

Maintenance & Reliability

Rising LNG and petrochemicals exports are spurring investments in new barge fleets and suppliers are building larger vessels despite high construction costs, industry experts said to Petrochemical Update. more

Upstream

The downstream oil & gas industry is shifting, and whether you’re involved in maintenance or turnarounds, engineering or construction - it’s important to stay on top of the latest issues affecting our industry as a whole. more

Webinars

Bulk material costs for Gulf Coast construction projects rose by almost 4% in 2016 as tightening global steel and U.S. labor markets continue to pressure prices, industry experts said. more

Maintenance & Reliability

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