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Chemical Processing

New liquid hydrogen capacity needed to meet increasing market demand. more

Downstream

Ortloff will become part of Honeywell UOP’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business, bringing the industry’s most advanced expertise in the recovery of high-value natural gas liquids (NGLs) from natural gas streams. more

M&A/Investment

Retaliatory tariffs on $11 billion in U.S. chemicals and plastics exports and put nearly 55,000 American jobs and $18 billion in domestic activity at risk as a result of reduced demand for those products. more

Maintenance & Reliability

"Our industry supports a process based on the best available science to determine, as appropriate, maximum contaminant levels and contaminated site clean-up levels for PFOS and PFOA." more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Flint Hills Resources, Ingleside, Tex., plans to expand storage and outbound crude loading capacity at its storage terminal in Ingleside, Tex., to 380,000 b/d. more

Downstream

Ethane prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, from August 1–28, 2018, averaged $2.38 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) higher than natural gas spot prices at the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana during that same period. more

Natural Gas

Motiva Enterprises returned the gasoline-producing, alkylation and small coking units to normal operation at its 603,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas. more

Refining/Petrochemical

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, announced it has completed the acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., a leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders. more

M&A/Investment

China will continue to lead the global propylene capacity growth with highest planned capacity additions over the next nine years, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. more

Refining/Petrochemical

With the FONSI process completed, Velocys will now focus on the next steps in the project’s development, including securing the state-level permits that will be required to construct and operate the biorefinery. more

Chemical Processing

Hector Rivero, president of the Texas Chemical Council, will moderate the regulatory panel at this years GCIF. BIC Magazine's Carlee Holzhalb, met up with Rivero to discuss the upcoming forum and it's importance to the region and petrochemical... more

Videos

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is restarting the gasoline-producing unit at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery, sources familiar with plant operations. more

Downstream

Solvay S.A. celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, TX manufacturing expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers. more

Downstream

Ceramics play a vital role in providing enhanced process performance and superior reliability and uptimes in a variety of industrial processes. For the past 40 years, Blasch Precision Ceramics has developed and deployed highly engineered ceramic... more

Chemical Processing

Praxair, Inc. announced it has signed a long-term agreement to supply oxygen to U.S. Methanol LLC’s new facility in Institute, West Virginia. more

Chemical Processing

Praxair, Inc. has renewed and expanded a long-term contract to supply hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. more

Downstream

Hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of projects and jobs in the U.S. chemical industry are at risk as a result of a massive new round of U.S. tariffs released late July 10 and covering $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, trade groups warned. more

Chemical Processing

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, hosted a Grand Opening Event for their new facilities based in Clinton, Oklahoma. more

Chemical Processing

U.S. natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) production has nearly doubled since 2010, outpacing the rate of natural gas production growth and setting an annual record of 3.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017. more

Natural Gas

Final rules for the ethylene RTR, originally due in 2010, are now due January 2020, with MON rules, originally due in 2011, now due in March 2020. more

Chemical Processing

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