Petrochemical companies work to overcome imbalances caused by Covid-19

Apr 21, 2020

Before Covid-19 petrochemical plants could depend on co-production of multiple chemical intermediates with predictable demand for each but producers now struggle to find new balances, executives participating on a Petrochemical Update webinar on April 16,...

Chemical companies preserve cash and cut exposure amid uncertainty

Apr 7, 2020

Companies in Canada, Latin America, and the United States opted for risk-reduction decisions as the timeline for resolving the Covid-19 crisis appeared indefinite.

Petrochemicals used to make medical devices see price hikes as coronavirus spreads

Mar 23, 2020

Demand for these intermediate chemicals is pulled by companies that produce finished products, which in turn face such a high number of orders that distributors were told they would remain unattended due to the urgent need to directly supply the healthcare...

Petrochemical plants work to assure continuity amid logistic, workforce challenges

Mar 23, 2020

Petrochemical plants have set up emergency response teams and readied special Covid-19 staffing plans while implementing remote working where possible, according to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.

Canadian petrochemical incentives to continue under new leadership

Jul 9, 2019

The potential Chevron Phillips-Nova acquisition comes as Canada’s petrochemicals industry is rebounding, brought on by cheap natural gas and government incentives which are expected to continue even under the new political leadership.

Arkema's Harvey charges grow, ExxonMobil to expand in Baton Rouge, Shale output to hit record

Apr 16, 2019

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Peak Atlantic hurricane season creates uncertainty for US chemical sector

Sep 20, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, including the recent Hurricane Florence, has brought an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty in predicting the severity of each developing storm, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said.


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