When planning for modular construction, notify heavy lifters at least 18 months in advance and contract a vessel one year in advance, experts told Petrochemical Update’s Refining, Engineering & Construction Conference in Houston.
Various U.S. shippers have successfully tested Mexican rail links to the Pacific this year, a senior Kansas City Southern (KCS) official revealed during a recent panel discussion hosted by Petrochemical Update.
Distributors of plastic resins have experienced strong growth in the past five years and, for one, the next course of action is to strengthen links with end users in a handful of selected industries including the automotive sector.
Many ports, terminals and carriers have implemented information-sharing programs, but now a federal advisory committee has concluded more visibility is needed to improve the efficiency and flow of cargo in U.S. supply chains.
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.
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...
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...