Engineering and Construction

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

May 1, 2019

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

Mar 13, 2019

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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...


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