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US refineries focus on EPA compliance, delay other spending due to lower margins

Aug 19, 2016

Petroleum refiners in the United States and Canada are forecast to spend about $6 billion on new capital projects in 2016, said Chris Paschall, vice president of global research for the refining industry at consultancy Industrial Info Resources (IIR).

LatAm petchems business lags; ExxonMobil cuts steam-cracking costs

Jul 8, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

DuPont sees production benefits from new turnaround process

Jun 24, 2016

Initiating company-specific best practices and streamlining its turnaround processes over the last few years has allowed DuPont’s Manufacturing Center in Mobile, Alabama to dramatically improve its turnaround scope management system and start up all its...

Data is key to operational excellence: Petrotechnics president says

Jan 13, 2016

New systems that manage day-to-day work at petrochemical and refining facilities could help companies reduce operational risk and improve the productivity of operations, according to Mike Neill, president of Houston-based Petrotechnics USA, which has been...

Saudi Arabia hikes ethane prices; Westlake to expand US ethylene unit

Jan 13, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Early plant monitoring lowers risk of soaring repair costs

Dec 16, 2015

Repairing broken equipment and functional failures at petrochemical plants could cost companies as much as 20 times more than fixing defects and operational deficiencies early during process operations, according to a reliability and integrity manager at one...

US refinery spend to rise in 2016-2020 on low oil price, EPA rules

Nov 19, 2015

Petroleum refiners in the United States and Canada are projected to spend about $6.7 billion on new capital projects in 2016, up from $5 billion in 2015, said Chris Paschall, vice president of global research for the petroleum refining industry at consulting...

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