Engineering and Construction

US 2018 downstream capital projects, maintenance outlook surges

Jan 11, 2018

The US chemical industry’s renaissance continues in 2018 with capital spending expected to rise by more than 6% from 2017 and planned maintenance spend to increase by 38.5% to $1.26 billion, according to the latest data from trade associations.

Exclusive: Shell’s VP Pennsylvania Chemicals Hilary Mercer talks PE and construction

Dec 15, 2017

Construction at Shell’s world scale $6 billion petrochemical complex near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has begun, and as the first major U.S. project of its type to be built outside the Gulf Coast in 20 years, Shell is paving the way for a major Appalachia...

Sasol cancels La GTL project; CSX imposes rail fees; North Dakota nat gas production increasing

Nov 30, 2017

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Arkema fire investigation should be wake-up call; Mexico may compromise on NAFTA; Cheniere eyes LNG growth

Nov 16, 2017

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US Northeast plastics outlook boosted by pipeline approvals

Nov 3, 2017

Five pipeline projects in the U.S. Northeast gained approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in October, pushing the potential the Appalachian region holds for the plastics industry closer to reality.

ExxonMobil cranks up new PE line in Texas, plans first exports in October

Oct 20, 2017

ExxonMobil started production at one of two new 650,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas and plans to export its first polyethylene shipment from the plant at the Port of Houston in October, less than two months...

Celanese to expand compounding capacity; Crude oil and petroleum product exports reach record level

Oct 19, 2017

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First wave of US major projects reaches final stages of production

Oct 6, 2017

Several U.S. major petrochemical projects to emerge from the natural gas boom are reaching their final stages of production just as a second wave of building begins, and engineering and construction teams are looking at innovative techniques to increase...

US storms may delay project completions

Sep 22, 2017

Some petrochemical projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast may be delayed, but most energy and petrochemical players will go ahead with capital expansion plans, despite record damage from Hurricane Harvey driving up costs and slowing work, experts said.

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