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Bentley Systems to offer free Advanced Work Packaging training at ‘Downstream 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Bentley Systems will deliver a free to attend “Advanced Work Packaging Training for Contractors” at 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Downstream 2019 Conference.

New report details oil and petrochemical opportunities as US becomes net exporter

Nov 30, 2018

Oil and chemical traders believe the U.S. will become a net exporter for the first time in generations, according to Petrochemical Update’s North American Downstream Market Outlook and Insights 2019.

DowDuPont project managers share success behind $6 bn US Gulf Coast Investment

Jun 14, 2018

Dow Chemical has delivered a successful U.S. Gulf Coast investment program and will take lessons learned in efficient construction, capital effectiveness, costs and quality as the company looks to invest further, company executives said.

Global oil and gas construction spending outlook shifts to US

May 4, 2018

Oil price recovery, growing demand and increased feedstock supply are driving additional oil and gas capital projects globally, but the U.S. is now capturing the largest share of global energy industry investment, according to data released this week.

US 2018 downstream capital projects, maintenance outlook surges

Jan 11, 2018

The US chemical industry’s renaissance continues in 2018 with capital spending expected to rise by more than 6% from 2017 and planned maintenance spend to increase by 38.5% to $1.26 billion, according to the latest data from trade associations.

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...

NGL access, cost set to drive next ethylene plant decisions

May 19, 2017

The shale boom has boosted natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and accessibility to these feedstocks will be a key driver of future petrochemical plant investments, analysts told Petrochemical Update.

Location and tax breaks key to Shell’s Pennsylvania cracker plant approval

Jul 8, 2016

The market will have absorbed the additional supply of polyethylene from the first wave of U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical projects by the time Shell Chemicals' ethane and derivatives complex in Beaver County, Pennsylvania comes on stream in the early...

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

Jun 15, 2016

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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...

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