Engineering and Construction

US gas pipeline approvals stuck at 7 Bcf/yr; Annual gas output swings north

Mar 17, 2017

Our pick of the latest petrochemicals news you need to know.

US operators gain new labor analysis tool to benchmark productivity

Mar 3, 2017

Craft labor supply is under pressure from rising construction demand and a new online tool is set to simplify productivity metrics and benchmark against other projects to cut costs and spur workforce development.

Gulf coast refinery outages cut US capacity; Saudi Aramco buys 50% of Petronas complex

Mar 2, 2017

Our pick of the petrochemicals news you need to know.

Rising labor, piping prices lift US ethane cracker costs

Feb 17, 2017

Bulk material costs for Gulf Coast construction projects rose by almost 4% in 2016 as tightening global steel and U.S. labor markets continue to pressure prices, industry experts said.

US ethane cracker construction costs rise a further 1% in Q4 2016

Feb 3, 2017

Total project cost estimates for a typical 1.5 million ton-per-annum (mtpa) ethane cracker on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose by $14.2 million (0.7%) to $2.1 billion in the period September-December, according to Petrochemical Update’s U.S. Ethylene Plant...

New year to bring peak in first wave of US ethane cracker construction, clarity on next wave

Jan 17, 2017

Two thousand and seventeen will not only mark the peak of the first wave of U.S. ethane cracker construction, but will also be the year in which decisions are made on the anticipated second wave of construction.

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