Engineering and Construction

Canada’s cheap and abundant natural gas drives hope of petchem export, building boom

Aug 22, 2018

Canada is rich in natural gas and prices are at all-time lows, just when demand is escalating in Asia and India; pushing the export and construction potential the continent holds for the petrochemical industry closer to reality.

Rapidly growing demand pushes Americas LNG project decisions

Aug 10, 2018

Liquified natural gas (LNG) capital projects are gaining momentum in the Americas again because of both the recovery in oil prices, and increased demand from growing economies including India, China and Japan.

Digital transformation necessary for Second Wave of U.S. capital projects

Aug 10, 2018

Despite the uncertainties surrounding trade and world energy markets, analysts continue to express optimism for the future of the U.S. petrochemical industry and The Second Wave, but caution that the industry must transform how it develops major capital...

U.S. Second Wave petchem project updates; Impact of China’s retaliatory tariffs explained

Aug 10, 2018

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Trade war creates risk to capex projects, jobs

Jul 12, 2018

Hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of projects and jobs in the U.S. chemical industry are at risk as a result of a massive new round of U.S. tariffs released late July 10 and covering $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, trade groups warned.

Shell Chemical to Showcase Appalachia Petrochemical Project at Northeast Conference

Jun 15, 2018

The Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference & Exhibition returns to Pittsburgh on June 18-19 as construction begins in earnest on the much-anticipated Shell petrochemical complex in in Beaver County.

DowDuPont project managers share success behind $6 bn US Gulf Coast Investment

Jun 14, 2018

Dow Chemical has delivered a successful U.S. Gulf Coast investment program and will take lessons learned in efficient construction, capital effectiveness, costs and quality as the company looks to invest further, company executives said.

Northeast could be second US chemicals hub

Jun 14, 2018

While news headlines for the petrochemical construction boom have mainly been focused on the U.S. Gulf Coast, there are plenty of projects in the U.S. Northeast for the next wave of building.

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...


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