RSS

HEATHER DOYLE, Petrochemical Update

The North America refining project outlook has been healthy for some time and this trend looks set to continue in the near term. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

With nearly half of the downstream industry’s worker base on track to retire by 2035, hundreds of thousands of women and minorities will help fill the ranks through the next decade and beyond. Read more

Training & Human Resources

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

President Donald Trump is committed to expanding U.S. energy production and increasing manufacturing, he said as he toured the multi-billion-dollar Shell cracker project in Pennsylvania. Read more

Regulations

Motiva Port Arthur refinery

REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

Motiva is the latest Big Oil player to diversify further into downstream, viewing the petrochemical sector as a growth engine and a means for margin security. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The U.S. Gulf Coast and the downstream sector will figure prominently in Chevron’s current portfolio and future growth opportunities, Mike Coyle, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing said. Read more

Downstream

ITC fire.jpg

KHOU

The fuel terminal fire that shut down the nation’s largest shipping channel and spewed air pollutants into nearby neighborhoods may push the fight for tougher regulations for many proposed fuel and oil storage terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Read more

Regulations

Total construction costs for a U.S. Northeast cracker project are estimated to be about $193 million higher than for U.S. Gulf Coast projects. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Until the industry gives the workforce issue the same attention it gave safety years ago, the issues will simply not be solved, an industry expert told Petrochemical Update. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Pipelines, infrastructure and storage are still necessary for the Northeast petrochemical hub to become a reality. Read more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

2019 may be the biggest year yet in terms of liquified natural gas (LNG) capacity approved globally, as major buyers uncontracted demand is expected to quadruple by 2030, according to a new report by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Oil and chemical traders believe the U.S. will become a net exporter for the first time in generations, according to Petrochemical Update’s North American Downstream Market Outlook and Insights 2019. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The U.S. energy and petrochemical industry has experienced incredible growth over the last decade. Read more

Training & Human Resources

As the U.S. becomes the largest energy producer in the world with Texas leading production, it has created the biggest challenge the energy industry has seen in a generation. Read more

Commodities

Petrochemical and refining turnaround teams can significantly improve cost, schedule and management of their turnaround and capital projects if they turn to next evolution best practices. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The US-China trade war is expected to hit polyethylene exports to China just as new U.S. capacity is starting up. Demand in other regions will help for a while, but a big wave of new investment in the East comes by the middle of the next decade. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

As the U.S. economic expansion nears the longest in history, other countries' economies are slowing and trade battles are expected to hit the hardest just as major new U.S. capacity is starting up. Read more

Commodities

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, including the recent Hurricane Florence, has brought an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty in predicting the severity of each developing storm, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Despite the uncertainties surrounding trade and world energy markets, analysts continue to express optimism for the future of the U.S. petrochemical industry and The Second Wave. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Land-locked oil producers are running out of options to get key feedstock to market as pipeline and rail capacity fills up and the truck driving shortage intensifies. Read more

Commodities

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
BIC Magazine Enewsletters
Recruiting