Though industry leaders knew from the outset that it held a vast shale deposit of energy resources, Michael Wirth, chairman of the board and CEO for Chevron, said the Permian Basin is proving to be much larger than previously imagined. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

A recent study conducted by IHS Markit focused on the growth of recycled materials and how it might impact demand for products. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Digitalization, LNG among producers' top priorities Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BASF will proceed with the second phase of its production expansion for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) at its Louisiana chemical complex in Geismar. Read more


The 2019 GBRIA Contractor Safety Excellence Awards were presented in five service categories, with companies being further subdivided in each category by either Division I, Division II or Division III based on company size. Read more

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API President and CEO Mike Sommers believes "we've only scratched the surface of the opportunity" in the U.S. energy industry. Read more

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The petrochemical industry is taking steps to mitigate plastic waste and marine litter. Industry leaders have joined to work together to achieve global sustainability. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

For the majority of Americans, motor vehicles serve as their primary mode of transportation, often rendering them indispensable parts of daily lives. What would you do if your vehicle suddenly disappeared? Read more

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The U.S. petrochemicals industry is experiencing an investment renaissance, said Wood Mackenzie Chemicals Senior Vice President Steve Zinger at the AFPM 2019 International Petrochemical Conference held recently in San Antonio. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently chaired a hearing where International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol testified about his agency's perspective on global energy markets. Read more


For the past five years, Andeavor Logistics has applied an operational excellence management system (OEMS) to the execution of the company's strategy and operations, and has found the system to be extremely beneficial. Read more

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Companies that are trying to drive a culture of operational excellence need to promote a sense of personal responsibility. Read more

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Nearly three-quarters of U.S. NGPL production is concentrated within six producing regions. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing


Rodney White

Georgia Power had previously secured loan guarantees of $3.46 billion for the construction of the new units, the first to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Read more

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Asset optimization in operational excellence is an ongoing journey, according to David McKay, head of maintenance, reliability and integrity for Hess Corp. Read more

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Lean In Energy, a worldwide nonprofit mentoring community for women in energy, is taking the initiative to shift conversations, drive women to achieve their energy ambitions and confront workplace bias. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Trafigura, North America estimates the Gulf Coast's refining utilization is "effectively maximum" at about 95 percent. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Maarten Wetselaar, integrated gas and new energies director for Royal Dutch Shell plc, can envision a future world in which electricity will be the prime, if not sole, source of energy for individual consumers. Read more

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The SMART system helps management focus on "the vision side," guiding them not to dictate orders to workers, but rather to create the vision of what each unit is. Read more

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Next-gen aspiring companies must implement social responsibility programs that span all areas of operation and "enable those communities where you are to be better because you are there." Read more

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