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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,...

Multimedia: Mapping US ethane cracker construction projects

May 5, 2016

There are currently seven ethane crackers under construction on the U.S. Gulf Coast - for a total of about 8.75 million metric tons of new annual ethylene capacity - five of which are slated to come on stream by the end of 2017, according to Petrochemical...

Shell, PTT continue Northeast cracker studies; Borealis to import US ethane

May 4, 2016

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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...

US ethane output to rise 27% by 2017; olefins turnarounds to peak in April

Apr 6, 2016

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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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USGC skilled labor demand to peak in 2017 on downstream spending

Mar 10, 2016

The demand for skilled labor in the current wave of US downstream construction projects is expected to peak in 2017 based on the pipeline of committed capital and maintenance projects in the petrochemical, LNG and NGL sectors, according to Michael Bergen,...

Dow Chemical eyes high-margin product gains from GoM expansion

Feb 11, 2016

The Dow Chemical Company is on track to complete its 1.5 mtpa ethylene cracker in Freeport, Texas in Q2 2017 as part of a wider production thrust to meet rising demand for speciality products in the Americas, Doug May, Dow’s business president for Olefins,...

Petchems owners urged to plan for modular projects in FEED stage

Jan 31, 2016

Petrochemical and refinery companies looking to modularize parts of their construction projects must develop a modular strategy very early in the project cycle and fully understand how modularization fits their project goals if they are to meet their budgets...

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