HEATHER DOYLE, Petrochemical Update

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

Feb 23, 2018 8:52 AM 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

Feb 9, 2018 10:38 AM Refining/Petrochemical

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

Dec 1, 2017 8:28 AM Chemical Processing

Five pipeline projects in the U.S. Northeast gained approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in October, pushing the potential the Appalachian region holds for the plastics industry closer to reality. more

Nov 7, 2017 7:00 AM Pipeline/Transportation

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

Nov 6, 2017 11:12 AM 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

Oct 6, 2017 8:47 AM Maintenance & Reliability

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

Aug 11, 2017 8:51 AM 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

Jul 14, 2017 10:11 AM Downstream

Nine out of 10 petrochemical players believe there will be a second wave of investment in downstream projects, but most believe it will be smaller and slower than the first wave, according to a Petrochemical Update poll. more

Jun 30, 2017 9:07 AM Maintenance & Reliability

The U.S. is in place to be the most competitive global manufacturer of chemicals as a result of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, and the wave of investments is far from over, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) told Petrochemical Update. more

Jun 20, 2017 9:36 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The shale boom has boosted natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and accessibility to these feedstocks will be a key driver of future petrochemical plant investments, analysts told Petrochemical Update. more

May 22, 2017 7:30 AM Drilling & Exploration

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

Apr 12, 2017 9:00 AM 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

Mar 17, 2017 10:41 AM Upstream

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

Feb 17, 2017 11:41 AM Maintenance & Reliability

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