The truth is the fuel and petrochemical industries haven’t traditionally been great at communicating the positive impacts of their work. These industries also sometimes neglect to emphasize their significance to our modern lifestyles. Read more

Training & Human Resources

“At some point, this awesome economic cycle will come to an end, and we’ll have a recession of some kind,” said Morgan. “How are we going to weather that? How are we going to bounce back stronger after that?” Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC attends Gulf Coast Industry Forum 2018 Read more

BIC Attends

Too often, the role of midstream energy infrastructure -- that complex and integrated system of pipelines, railroads, ports, waterways, roads and storage facilities -- is overlooked. U.S. refiners and petrochemical manufacturers rely on.... Read more

, Midstream

The ultimate goal of the initiative is to drive process safety incidents down to zero in the near future. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Chet M. Thompson, president and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), is "very optimistic about the future" of the petrochemical industry. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Our 2018 Hospitality and Networking Function, held in conjunction with the AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference was a huge success! Check out our photos from the event. Read more

BIC Attends

Check out the pictures from the 2018 AFPM Sporting Clays for Charity Tournament benefiting Fisher House. Read more

BIC Attends

Operators are asking the wrong question, Couch said, when they ask him, "What's the right kind of crude?" From an official market standpoint, the market is going to balance out supply and demand, he explained. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC Magazine recently spoke to AFPM President Chet Thompson to discuss refining and petrochemical industries' progress and hot topics. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment involving the challenges and opportunities of high octane fuels and high-efficiency vehicles. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is establishing a new Office of Cybersecurity...Every day around the world, more than 7,600 lives are lost due to work-related incidents...AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson recently testified... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

According to Cal Dooley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Chemistry Council, “We’re doing more than any other sector of our economy to create more economic opportunity and more jobs than anyone else is doing,.." Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

BIC Magazine attends WPC 2018 in Houston Read more

BIC Attends

FHR is an industry leader in the refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients, with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has recognized the winners of the 2016 Annual Safety Awards, part of an ongoing mission to improve and highlight outstanding workplace safety programs. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Forty days into his presidency, President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, discussing his vision for the nation’s future and the energy industry. Read more


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