Supply Chain & Logistics

Petrochemicals industry defies U.S. rail-freight transport slowdown

Sep 2, 2016

A slowdown in U.S. rail-freight transportation has done nothing to dampen enthusiasm for chemicals, which is one of just three commodity categories to enjoy an increase in rail traffic this year.

Infographic: Gap widens between Northeast, Gulf Coast project costs

Sep 2, 2016

Estimated costs for ethane cracker projects are growing at a faster rate in the U.S. Northeast than on the Gulf Coast, according to Petrochemical Update’s US Ethylene Plant Construction Costs second-quarter update.

New Orleans, Charleston expand port services to capture petchems export growth

Aug 19, 2016

Plastics production growth on the U.S. Gulf Coast is driving major infrastructure and efficiency upgrades at the Port of New Orleans and the Port of Charleston as they are preparing to receive a larger share of the growing market for U.S. polyethylene exports...

Northeast NGL market to take off if storage capacity strains are relieved

Jul 21, 2016

Building more natural gas liquid (NGL) storage facilities in the U.S. Northeast will help manage supply swings at ethane crackers and allow the NGL market in the region to take off, according to Marc Halbritter, senior vice president, Business Development at...

Oil price to average $52 in 2017; Magellan Midstream plans marine terminal

Jul 14, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Sunoco Logistics eyes market gains from Northeast pipeline, terminal expansions

Jul 8, 2016

Controlling logistics costs and transit times will be key to the competitiveness of U.S. producers of NGLs, petroleum products, olefins and polyolefins, especially since their products are manufactured to similar specifications, Joseph Colella, senior vice...

Ascend shelves PDH project; Polyethylene market faces oversupply

May 19, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Shell, PTT continue Northeast cracker studies; Borealis to import US ethane

May 4, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

US ethane output to rise 27% by 2017; olefins turnarounds to peak in April

Apr 6, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

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