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US project updates, Evonik to sell methacrylates business, ACC urges CFATS extension

Mar 13, 2019

Our pick of the latest petrochemical news you need to know

Harvey storm damage extends beyond Texas but not long term - analysts

Sep 7, 2017

Chemical plants, refineries and critical logistics are working diligently to restart more than a week after 50 plus inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey left much of the U.S. manufacturing base underwater in Houston and South Texas. While the economy is...

Sasol ups US project cost estimate; UP, Katoen Natie start resin export service

Jun 15, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Project owners review hiring plans to tap Gulf Coast labor pool

May 19, 2016

Investing in customized training programs for new hires and rethinking the company culture are helping petrochemical project owners in Texas and Louisiana retain valuable employees amid a shortage of qualified construction and permanent operational staff,...

Texas, Louisiana petchems hires to peak in 2016-2018

May 5, 2016

The demand for skilled labor in the Texas and Louisiana chemicals industry over the next five years may have recently hit its peak in Q1 2016, at around 82,000 workers, Brent Sexton, director Customer Relations at the Construction Labor Market Analyzer (CLMA...

Infographic: US ethane cracker construction costs rise 1-2% year on year

Apr 7, 2016

Total construction costs for a typical 1.5 mtpa ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast range between about $1.48 billion in a low-case scenario, $1.74 billion in a base case scenario and $2 billion in a high-case scenario, according to Petrochemical Update...

Project owners use lean methods, reverse-phase schedules to cut risk

Mar 24, 2016

Petrochemical owners can reduce the volatility of the current business environment on the scope of their projects by maximizing their front-end planning (FEP) and implementing lean principles in engineering and construction, according to a panel of experts...

Braskem to import US ethane; INEOS considers Texas growth

Mar 23, 2016

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