Engineering and Construction

Insights from first wave of US downstream projects push changes to second wave management

Jun 1, 2018

The surge in U.S supply and exports of key feedstocks crude, propane and ethane drove the first wave of downstream capital investment and resulted in an unprecedented petrochemical construction boom. Lessons on key areas such as technology, data and workforce...

US tariffs put downstream capex investments at risk

Jun 1, 2018

U.S. plans to impose steel tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU could threaten production of natural gas liquids (NGLs) as well as oil and natural gas, a big risk for capital investment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said.

US chemical capacity to increase by more than 50 million tonnes

May 18, 2018

New downstream capital projects are expected to increase U.S. petrochemical capacity by more than 50 million tonnes of new chemical output each year, driving the need for further supply chain investment, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said.

Global oil and gas construction spending outlook shifts to US

May 4, 2018

Oil price recovery, growing demand and increased feedstock supply are driving additional oil and gas capital projects globally, but the U.S. is now capturing the largest share of global energy industry investment, according to data released this week.

Owners reduce risks on major capex projects with interface management

May 3, 2018

As capital projects become larger and more complicated, requiring numerous work packages distributed across multiple contractors, some owners are improving the outcome through interface management solutions.

Downstream 2018 Exhibition Pass Available: Registration is open to industry

May 2, 2018

Industry professionals invited to see Downstream Expo free.

In Canada, state support fuels petrochemical renaissance

Apr 20, 2018

Canada is becoming an increasingly-attractive area in North America for chemical-related investments because of a highly skilled and educated workforce, a competitive tax system and government subsidies for chemical investments, and cheap and plentiful...

Aramco studies US ethylene, aromatics projects; Chemicals caught in looming trade war

Apr 20, 2018

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