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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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To meet growing demand for high-performance, lightweight, durable plastics, ExxonMobil has commenced construction work on its polypropylene project to expand polypropylene manufacturing capacity by up to 450,000 tons a year. Read more

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Sasol's Lake Charles ethane cracker is one of the largest in the world, with a nameplate capacity of 1.54 million tons per year. Read more

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100% owned and operated Vopak investment of new industrial terminal in Corpus Christi Read more


Oxiteno is targeting operating improvements and a tripling of production at its alkoxylates plant in Pasadena. Read more


The project is expected to create up to 750 jobs during construction and approximately 30 direct permanent jobs once completed. Read more


Zhanjiang is Sinopec’s first major capacity addition since it launched a similar-sized Qingdao refinery on the east coast in 2009. Read more

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The joint venture opened a $3.1 billion ethylene glycol production plant near Lake Charles, La. in May 2019. Read more


Located near Mont Belvieu, Texas, PDH 2 will produce 750,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene as part of Enterprise’s expansion of propylene manufacturing capacity. Read more

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McDermott International received a technology contract from Baltic Chemical Company (BCC) Read more

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A $1.6 billion plan to refurbish a Caribbean oil refinery is about 75% complete and could begin delivering fuel supplies early next year. Read more



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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


Meridian Energy Group Inc. has executed long-term water supply and wastewater... MMEX Resources Corp. has selected debt and equity sources for $340 million... Following a final investment decision from Methanex, approval has been given... Read more


The company said Corpus 3 was about 68.6% complete and Sabine 6 was about 38.1% complete. Read more


North American refining sector set to spends billions in upcoming years; Marathon looks to sell refineries and more on this weeks In-the-know with Thomas Brinsko. Read more

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The preliminary agreement is for Mitsui's participation in the Cameron LNG Phase 2 project in Louisiana, and future expansion of the Energía Costa Azul LNG project in Baja California, Mexico. Read more

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Motiva Enterprises completed the restart of the large crude distillation unit in Port Arthur, Texas. Read more

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Construction begins at Houston terminal, oil pipelines hit legal roadblocks and more on this weeks In-the-know with Thomas Brinsko. Read more

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