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Petrochemical Update

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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New U.S. Gulf Coast ethylene and polyethylene production continued to tighten chemical margins in the fourth quarter, ExxonMobil said. ChevronPhillips top official sees markets absorbing demand and making room for more. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Petrochemical projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast to add polyethylene capacity expected to start by the end of 2019 have experienced issues including an explosion, pushing some production to later in 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A wave of bans on plastic bags, and sometimes on plastic straws, has greatly expanded in 2020 when legislation will slash millions of dollars worth of resin sold and dent industry employment. Read more

Regulations

Canada´s Pembina Pipeline Corp. increased by C$200 million its share of the cost to build a propane dehydrogenator (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant complex and extended the time period estimated for the project’s completion. Read more

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The Mexican Senate voted on Dec. 12 107-1 to approve the Protocol Modificatory to the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC attended the 2019 Downstream Awards on November 19 at the Marriot Marquis, Houston, to celebrate success, innovation and the pioneering work that the Downstream industry has achieved. Read more

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U.S. companies had prepared to competitively supply chemicals and plastics to China just as the Asian country was set to become the world’s biggest retail market. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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As U.S. plastics exports grow, suppliers are looking to diversify supply chain solutions and mitigate risk by creating options outside of Texas, where most of the product is made. Read more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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