Engineering and Construction

Cheap feedstocks still driving hope of Canadian petrochemical boom

May 14, 2019

Cheap and affordable ethane and propane, along with tax incentives are putting Canada’s slow-growing petrochemical industry on track for expansión, despite political and trade hurdles.

US-China trade war endangers economy, EIA raises oil price forecast

May 14, 2019

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Quotas could replace steel tariffs, Northeast petchem investment grows, China recovery expected in Q2

May 1, 2019

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

US project updates, Evonik to sell methacrylates business, ACC urges CFATS extension

Mar 13, 2019

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Majors say petrochemical diversification is essential to survival of US industry

Feb 26, 2019

More than 80% of North American energy industry executives believe that locational diversification is needed in the U.S. petrochemical market, a recent survey found.

Workforce issues, supply squeeze cracker construction costs

Feb 13, 2019

Total construction costs for a U.S. Northeast cracker project are estimated to be about $193 million higher than for U.S. Gulf Coast projects, and construction costs are up in both regions as a result of reduced supplies and skill shortages, according to...

Owners cautious about project spending in the face of uncertainty

Jan 30, 2019

Not all North American petrochemical, oil and gas projects are starting planned construction projects in 2019, as the industry begins the year with a greater level of economic uncertainty.

Strategies for integrating turnarounds and capital projects

Jan 16, 2019

Capital project work as a percent of turnaround work has grown from just 2% before the Shale Renaissance building began in 2010 to more than 20% beginning in 2016, according to consultancy AP-Networks.

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