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US polyethylene inventories set to rise by 9bn pounds in 2016-2020

Jun 1, 2017

Rapidly growing U.S. ethylene production and investment in new polyethylene (PE) capacity will increase North American PE production to more than 54 billion pounds by 2020, up from about 44 billion pounds in 2015 as supply grows faster than domestic demand,...

Saudi Aramco to invest $18bn in U.S., Huntsman and Clariant to merge, Eastman expands plastics biz

Jun 1, 2017

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NGL access, cost set to drive next ethylene plant decisions

May 19, 2017

The shale boom has boosted natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and accessibility to these feedstocks will be a key driver of future petrochemical plant investments, analysts told Petrochemical Update.

Uber launches app for trucking jobs, Appalachian region could become second U.S. manufacturing hub

May 19, 2017

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Insights from first wave of US ethylene projects drive second wave decisions

May 5, 2017

The U.S. Gulf Coast will see the first wave of petrochemical projects begin operations in 2017 and learnings on areas such as feedstock availability and operating margins are spurring strategic decisions on a second wave of construction, analysts told...

Chemical industry split over future supply balance, Northeast boosts share of gas output

May 5, 2017

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US gas users warn of LNG export impact as competition cuts liquefaction costs

Apr 21, 2017

A flurry of Gulf Coast LNG export facilities is set to raise U.S. domestic gas prices in the coming years and developers are optimizing liquefaction technology to capitalize on growing arbitrage opportunities between U.S. and global gas markets, analysts said.

Exxon, Sabic select site for new Texas cracker; Nova Chemicals buys Louisiana plant

Apr 21, 2017

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EPC groups invest in data analytics to accelerate complex projects

Mar 31, 2017

In-house data scientists will raise productivity on U.S. petrochemicals projects in the coming years by maximizing insights from growing project datasets and multi-dimensional modelling, leading EPC executives said.

Total joins with Borealis, Nova to build Gulf Coast ethane cracker; Dow completes Freeport TX-9 unit

Mar 31, 2017

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