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LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell believes this approach has significant potential due to its lower energy use and faster chemical conversion process which uses less heat. Read more

Downstream

The 120,000 bpd Unit 536 CDU was shut after water was found in the crude being processed in the unit. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

TIMEC was one of 25 contractors that received the prestigious 2018 safety award. Read more

From BIC Alliance Members

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. today announced that their respective affiliates have executed long-term contracts that support construction of Enterprise’s second propane dehydrogenation (“PDH”) plant (“PDH 2”). Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Exxon shutsdown Beaumont refinery in response to Tropical Storm Imelda, Pasadena refinery catches fire and more on this weeks In-the-know with Thomas Brinsko. Read more

BIC Videos

Texas Chemical Council of Texas (TCC)  and the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT)  hosted their 2nd Annual Hospitality Tent at the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. Read more

BIC Attends

BIC Magazine interviews panelists during The Gulf Coast Industry Forum. Read more

BIC Videos

Recycling will be a key part of plastics sustainability, since many U.S. downstream manufacturers are adding billions of pounds of new production capacity even as they work to handle existing plastics waste. Read more

Downstream

LyondellBasell recently unveiled that Kenneth Lane will assume the role of executive vice president (VP), Global Olefins & Polyolefins (O&P). Read more

People Going Places

The demolition of the units, which costs $100 million per year, will make the refinery more attractive to a potential buyer if Lyondell chooses to sell the plant. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

It is essential for the safety professional to determine a sincere motivation for a safety walkabout. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The 10th annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum Sept. 18 and 19 features five panels of experts from the maritime, petrochemical, transportation and logistics industries discussing growth and challenges facing continued economic development in the region. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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Preechar Bowonkitwanchai

The partnership is with LyondellBasell and Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group to create a range of plastics. Read more

Downstream

LyondellBasell: There is an initial deliverable that is key for responding to plant emergencies. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

In the energy industry, there is talk of "lessons learned" everywhere you turn. However, the true measure of a lesson learned is changed behavior -- doing things differently so the same mistakes will not be made again. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Founded in 1971, TIMEC has served the U.S. oil and gas industry for nearly 50 years, providing maintenance services at industrial facilities during shutdowns and turnarounds. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

LyondellBasell, Covestro, BIC and others attended the TCC board retreat in San Antonio, Texas. Read more

BIC Attends

The PO/TBA project, which represents the single-largest capital investment in the client’s history, will be split into two main facilities: a PO/TBA plant to be located in Channelview, Texas and an ethers unit to be located in Pasadena, Texas. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

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

LyondellBasell said it ended talks with Odebrecht SA “after careful consideration” but did not elaborate further. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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