Refining News

Global ethylene capacity is expected to experience considerable growth between 2017 and 2026, increasing from 180 million tons per annum (mtpa) in 2017 to more than 270 mtpa in 2026, led by China and the U.S. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Petrochemical investment in the Northeast US is set to rise exponentially, for example, during 2020-25 the NE will account for 16% of North American petrochemical projects compared to 1% during 2015-2019. Read more

White Papers

Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc said it will conduct a strategic review and is considering a sale of its non-core downstream assets. Read more


These meetings mark the full implementation of the integrated project partnerships that Meridian has assembled to develop the cleanest refineries on the planet. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

$84 billion in 2018 highest since $101 billion in 2014. Read more


In the 1967 film 'The Graduate', a bold prediction was made: “There is a great future in plastics." Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Successful completion of major expansion project makes Shell’s Geismar chemicals manufacturing site the largest producer of alpha olefins in the world. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

INEOS Styrolution announced the final investment decision to construct a new ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant at its site in Bayport, Texas. Read more



Trong Nguyen

The Corpus Christi Project assets include the integrated PTA-PET plant under construction in Corpus Christi, Texas, certain M&G intellectual property, and a desalination/boiler plant providing water and steam to the site. Read more


Clariant will remain invested in the company as a financial investor. Read more


BIC Magazine highlights the top six most-read articles of 2018. Read more


Halliburton Company announced its Board of Directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the Company’s president and CEO, as Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read more

People Going Places

After increasing 25% from January through the beginning of October in 2018, the spot energy index in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) ended the year 21% lower than at the beginning of the year. Read more


The Canadian government said it would spend C$1.6 billion ($1.19 billion), mostly through loans. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. brought the hydrocracker at its at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery back into production after fixing a malfunction. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Plastic Container

Anton Starikov

The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more


Bob Patel, chairman and CEO of Houston petrochemicals maker LyondellBasell, joined the company in 2010 after 20 years at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Read more


Green Plains Inc plans to idle 55 million gallon a year Otter Tail ethanol plant in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, amid weak margins. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A recent report issued by the Department of Energy states that 95 percent of America’s production of ethylene is produced on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana — a region exposed to major storms like Hurricane Harvey. Read more


2019 may be the biggest year yet in terms of liquified natural gas (LNG) capacity approved globally, as major buyers uncontracted demand is expected to quadruple by 2030, according to a new report by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

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