Engineering and Construction

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.

Two years the minimum to plan integration of large turnarounds with capital projects

Dec 9, 2016

An absolute minimum of 24 months is needed to plan for integration of large turnarounds with capital projects, agreed a panel of experts at Petrochemical Update’s Refining, Engineering & Construction conference in Houston.


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