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Northeast could be second US chemicals hub

Jun 14, 2018

While news headlines for the petrochemical construction boom have mainly been focused on the U.S. Gulf Coast, there are plenty of projects in the U.S. Northeast for the next wave of building.

Phillips 66 eyes second mega cracker for CP Chem joint venture

Feb 22, 2018

As natural gas liquids (NGL) growth accelerates in the US, the feedstock advantage will likely fuel additional investment decisions for mega projects along the Gulf Coast and Northeast, Phillips 66 executives said.

Squeezed labor and materials hike US ethane cracker construction costs

Feb 8, 2018

Increased labor and raw material costs and shortages, extreme weather and rushed ‘time to market’ projects pushed up US ethane cracker costs in 2017.

ExxonMobil and CP Chem prepare to open crackers; PTT, Daelim sign cracker agreement in Ohio

Feb 8, 2018

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Celanese to expand compounding capacity; Crude oil and petroleum product exports reach record level

Oct 19, 2017

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LyondellBasell’s $2.4bn Texas chemical plant signals sustained export demand

Jul 27, 2017

LyondellBasell’s decision to move forward with its $2.4 billion (bn) propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area signals a continuation of the petrochemical boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast driven by regional feedstock advantage...

Northeast natural gas supply ample for more petrochemical plants

Jul 13, 2017

There is enough ethane being produced in the Northeast U.S. now to provide the chemical industry sufficient feedstock without any additional drilling or exploitation, industry analysts said.


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