Engineering and Construction

Phillips 66 eyes second mega cracker for CP Chem joint venture

Feb 22, 2018

As natural gas liquids (NGL) growth accelerates in the US, the feedstock advantage will likely fuel additional investment decisions for mega projects along the Gulf Coast and Northeast, Phillips 66 executives said.

Squeezed labor and materials hike US ethane cracker construction costs

Feb 8, 2018

Increased labor and raw material costs and shortages, extreme weather and rushed ‘time to market’ projects pushed up US ethane cracker costs in 2017.

ExxonMobil and CP Chem prepare to open crackers; PTT, Daelim sign cracker agreement in Ohio

Feb 8, 2018

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US Northeast crackers offer market advantages but higher capex

Jan 26, 2018

Total construction costs for a U.S. Northeast cracker project are estimated to be about $197 million higher than for U.S. Gulf Coast projects, however the cost benefits of being close to the feedstock supply and the downstream customers may even this out,...

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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