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Petrochemical Update

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

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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

To date, 334 chemical and plastics projects cumulatively valued at $204 billion have been announced. Read more

Downstream

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

More than 10,000-plus downstream professionals created the first-ever one-stop shop for anyone across the petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG value chains. Read more

BIC Videos

BIC Magazine’s Mark Peters discusses current expansion projects in Texas and the workforce needed with special guests Heather Doyle of Petrochemical Update and Bryant Black of the Greater Houston Partnership. Read more

Podcasts

In a new headline address on June 12th in Houston, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing Mike Coyle will be announcing lessons learned over the last five years in downstream safety, workforce development, productivity and logistics. Read more

Sponsored Content

OnDemand | What more can be done to improve safety, productivity, workforce development and application of digital technology and help you be more efficient in the downstream capital projects industry? Read more

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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

Petrochemical investment in the Northeast US is set to rise exponentially, for example, during 2020-25 the NE will account for 16% of North American petrochemical projects compared to 1% during 2015-2019. Read more

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

BIC Magazine speaks with Captain Kevin Oditt of the U.S. Coast Guards and Brian Fielkow CEO of Jetco at this years Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference. Read more

BIC Videos

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

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

In a new headline address on June 12th in Houston, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing Mike Coyle will be announcing lessons learned over the last five years in downstream safety, workforce development, productivity and logistics. Read more

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