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SABIC and ExxonMobil have created a new joint venture to advance development of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project...Braskem has committed up to $675 million toward the design and construction of the new polypropylene production line named Delta. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

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

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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

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Everything is bigger in Texas, and Dow Chemical's $6 billion expansion project -- the world's largest ethylene cracker facility -- is proof. more

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ExxonMobil has commenced operations at its new ethane cracker at its Baytown chemical and refining complex in Texas. more

Refining/Petrochemical

A Texas grand jury on Friday indicted chemicals manufacturer Arkema North America and two of its executives for releasing emissions that allegedly endangered the public after a 2017 hurricane. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Construction of the expansion is expected to generate 2,000-3,000 jobs and create 120 new direct jobs once completed. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in approximately 100 new indirect jobs, for a total of 220... more

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to “maximize” input of U.S. crude in the third quarter, taking advantage of bottlenecks in key shale plays that have weakened domestic prices. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. will drive the growth of the refining industry in North America between 2018 and 2022, as the country is set to add the most planned refining capacity among all countries in the region. more

Refining/Petrochemical

SEH D|B will take on a significant portion of the project, executing grading and other site work activity that is necessary for the refinery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is analyzing metal shrapnel from an April explosion at a Husky Energy Inc. refinery in Wisconsin that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents as it continues to investigate the cause of the blast. more

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A refinery in Saudi Arabia has shipped its RBOB gasoline to the United States for the first time. more

Refining/Petrochemical

China’s State Council released the full text of a three-year action plan to curb air pollution by 2020. The latest announcement extends its reach to cities in the Fenwei plain in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Henan provinces, where air pollution is worsening. more

Power Generation

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has officially broken ground for construction of a state-of-the-art organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China. Organic peroxides are essential in the manufacture of a wide range of polymers including PVC and more

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MMEX forms solar power sub, MMEX Solar Resources, for its refinery projects in Pecos County, Texas. more

Power Generation

Petroteq Energy Inc. unveiled its heavy oil processing and extraction plant located at the Asphalt Ridge in Uintah Basin, Utah. more

Refining/Petrochemical

High-spec rigs are also in demand as a result of increased horizontal drilling in China and Russia, as well as the development of the Vaca Muerta shale play in Argentina. more

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Operators will have to continually evolve, finding better and faster ways of managing the many resources required to support this changing environment, and create an EPC strategy to stay competitive in this ever-growing market. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

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