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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

Taken together, these projects are responsible for the creation of 3,169 jobs both inside and outside the fence. Read more

Downstream

ExxonMobil is expected to lead global planned and announced ethylene capacity additions between 2019 and 2030, contributing around 5% of the global growth by 2030. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

North America had the highest crude oil refinery capacity under maintenance (both planned and unplanned) globally in 2019. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BASF announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to increase its production capacity by 30 percent. Read more

Downstream

ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Co (ExxonMobil Fuels) had the highest crude oil refinery capacity under maintenance (both planned and unplanned) among all the refinery operators globally in 2019. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Military action leading to closure of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Saudi Arabia could seriously disrupt global trade in chemicals and oil products, with a knock-on effect for the world’s already fragile manufacturing economy. Read more

Commodities

Refinery

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Formosa Plastics has secured air permits from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for a $9.4 billion petrochemical complex it plans to develop in St. James Parish. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Locked-out workers at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan blockaded the facility on Monday, halting the movement of workers and trucks. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Wood Mackenzie predicts the start of a downcycle in China’s petrochemical industry. A supply overhang has already hit the country’s paraxylene (PX) market, with olefins and polyolefins markets almost certain to face the same. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The iBDH plant will provide the necessary feedstock to enable Enterprise to fully utilize its MTBE and High Purity Isobutylene assets and meet growing market demand for isobutylene. Read more

Midstream

Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC (GCA) announced today that it has closed on non-recourse project financing for its world-scale anhydrous ammonia plant in Texas on December 30, 2019. Read more

Downstream

To understand current levels of U.S. oil production, it's important to put it in context. Read more

Commodities

LyondellBasell's Lake Charles Polymers Plant is commemorating 60 years of safe operations. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Asia is expected to lead the global ethylene industry capacity growth from new-build and expansion projects between 2019 and 2030, with 47% share. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

China is expected to lead the global ethylene industry capacity growth from planned and announced projects between 2019 and 2030, with 26% share. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The exemptions will be for one year from Dec. 26 without providing a value for the imports excluded from duties. Read more

Commodities

These closures are expected to be completed before the end of 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The SEIGA system provides instant, single- point access to integrated, accurate, reliable, secure data and automated workflow processes. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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