Engineering and Construction

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

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Capital project growth raises turnaround planning challenge

Apr 5, 2018

Improved margins mean more capital projects are on the books and more projects are now executed during the maintenance turnaround window, adding new challenges for managers.

ExxonMobil plans signal construction boom is not over

Mar 23, 2018

In a move to grow its North American and Asia Pacific chemicals capacity by almost half, ExxonMobil has begun detailed engineering studies on a project to expand its US Gulf polypropylene (PP) capacity by up to 450,000 tonnes/year.

NAFTA talks ‘critical’ to the petrochemical investment boom- ACC

Mar 8, 2018

Abandoning or making dramatic changes on the North American Free Trade Agreement could damage the petrochemicals investment boom and invite lower-cost competitors to increase their presence in the U.S. market, according to a study from the American Chemistry...


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