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NANCY FORD, Contributing Writer

There are two prominent issues that cause workplace-related deaths in the oil and gas industry. At 50 percent, the No. 1 factor is traffic fatalities. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

One of the biggest challenges facing the petrochemical industry's supply chain today is maintaining consistency of deliveries. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Vaquero Midstream LLC Vice President of Business Development Kirk Blackim characterizes the Permian Basin as the "gift that just keeps on giving." Specifically the Delaware Basin, he added, is "extremely dynamic." Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The implementation of "hackathons," one of Chesapeake's more innovative and successful solutions, resulted in an idea called Well Tinder, named after a "swipe right" dating site. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Analysts' estimates of the potential abundance coming from the Permian make planning new infrastructure a difficult proposition. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

BASF Corp. has theorized that greater efficiency in site logistics and transport operations can be achieved through automation and innovation. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

"We realized there were some things where we were very far behind, compared to what some of the other industries were doing relative to the chemical industry and transportation industries," Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The primary reason business exists is to make people's lives better "in a way that uses fewer resources and provides more value to our customers than their alternatives." Read more

Plant Management & Operations

According to Brittany Benko, vice president of Health, Safety and Environment for Anadarko Petroleum, the oil and gas industry could do a better job of learning safety lessons from past incidents. Read more

Current Issue

According to Chris Tisdale, associate director of the implementation and downstream and chemicals sector committee for the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the benefits of implementing advanced work packaging (AWP) are numerous. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

“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

According to Steve Skarke, executive vice president for Kaneka Corp., the petrochemical industry’s workforce of the future is going to be filled with folks who are “much more technically savvy than they have been in the past.” Read more

Training & Human Resources

Most people in the petrochemical and related industries remember October 1987 as a bad month, to put it mildly. Monday, Oct. 19, is better known as “Black Monday,” the day the stock market crashed when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Now under construction, ExxonMobil’s current project, a plastics manufacturing facility located in the burgeoning Corpus Christi, Texas, vicinity of the Gulf Coast, is already stacking up some very attractive numbers for the petrochemical industry. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

According to Chris Commander, director of engineering at Howard Energy Partners, tasks required of project managers in the 21st century differ vastly from the profession’s requirements 20 years ago. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

According to Jerry MacCleary, chairman and CEO of Covestro, the company takes its social responsibility very seriously. Its vision, he said, “is to make the world a brighter place.” Read more

Plant Management & Operations

All one has to do to understand the threat of terrorism is very real -- particularly chemical terrorism -- is "watch the news." Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Beyond a workplace philosophy or system of executing business strategy, operational excellence delivers tangible results that benefit all levels of leadership. Read more

Training & Human Resources

According to Randy Pound, global manufacturing director of maintenance and reliability for Olin Corp., there are two types of maintenance cultures: reactive and proactive. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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