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LyondellBasell’s $2.4bn Texas chemical plant signals sustained export demand

Jul 27, 2017

LyondellBasell’s decision to move forward with its $2.4 billion (bn) propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area signals a continuation of the petrochemical boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast driven by regional feedstock advantage...

Enterprise plans ethylene export terminal, Oil prices to average $50/bbl, Mitsubishi Gas announces $60 m project

Jul 13, 2017

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90% of petrochemical players believe a second wave of investment is imminent: Poll

Jun 30, 2017

Nine out of 10 petrochemical players believe there will be a second wave of investment in downstream projects, but most believe it will be smaller and slower than the first wave, according to a Petrochemical Update poll.

ACC pushes to modernize NAFTA, Natural gas jobs to rise to 6 m, Dow and DuPont begin comprehensive review

Jun 29, 2017

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U.S. prepared for more than a second wave of chemical investment–ACC

Jun 16, 2017

The U.S. is in place to be the most competitive global manufacturer of chemicals as a result of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, and the wave of investments is far from over, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) told Petrochemical Update.

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...

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