Engineering and Construction

Northeast petchem development gets a boost with PTTGC announcement

Jun 25, 2019

Northeast petrochemical development got another step closer to reality when EPC giant Bechtel announced that Thailand's PTT Global Chemical has awarded it a contract to build an ethane cracker in Belmont County, Ohio, in the heart of the Utica Shale.

Downstream ’19: Industry mulls weight of supply chain, economic and trade issues

Jun 12, 2019

The downstream industry is starting its biggest conference at a time of continued worries about the supply chain and logistics, economic growth, trade tensions, technology breakthroughs and project management challenges.

Downstream '19: Free expo passes available on Day 2

Jun 12, 2019

Nearly 10,000 petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG professionals assembled at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, and more are expected on Wednesday for the world’s largest ever downstream event, the Downstream 2019...

Bentley Systems to offer free Advanced Work Packaging training at ‘Downstream 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Bentley Systems will deliver a free to attend “Advanced Work Packaging Training for Contractors” at 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Downstream 2019 Conference.

Western Canada’s methanol projects face FID challenges

May 28, 2019

Funding issues, a result of permitting costs, off-take arrangements and supply concerns, are preventing rapid investment decisions for natural gas-based methanol plants in Canada, an analyst told Petrochemical Update.

America’s energy transformation to bring 10,000 energy executives together

May 28, 2019

U.S. petrochemicals are set for significant growth in output as new production capacity comes online and demand strengthens in key end-use markets, but in the face of such growth, core challenges exist for owners and the companies who serve them.

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

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