Engineering and Construction

Motiva’s move into petrochemicals signals Big Oil’s future is petrochemicals

Aug 20, 2019

Motiva is the latest Big Oil player to diversify further into downstream, viewing the petrochemical sector as a growth engine and a means for margin security.

Trump promises policies to support more mega US energy projects

Aug 20, 2019

President Donald Trump is committed to expanding U.S. energy production and increasing manufacturing, he said as he toured the multi-billion-dollar Shell cracker project in Pennsylvania.

White Paper: US Capital Projects, Maintenance & Supply Chain Executive Insights from the 2019 Downstream Conference

Aug 6, 2019

In the face of this almost unprecedented growth, the Downstream market is dealing with reduced productivity and workforce / skills shortages, instability in oil prices, mega disruptions in technology, and a growing trade war. This confluence of market factors...

US downstream expansion momentum continues with new project announcements

Jul 23, 2019

Since 2010, petrochemical producers have announced significant capacity expansion in the U.S., and the momentum is not yet over for the plastics sector with additional project announcements revealed.

Canada’s CKPC helps Pembina add value and allows Kuwait to spread risk

Jul 23, 2019

Pembina Pipeline Corp. is taking a further step to add value to the hydrocarbons it handles as it enters the petrochemical industry with experienced chemical producer Kuwait’s PIC, which in turn sees the project as a way to reduce risk, Pembina’s CEO Mick...

How project teams can use mega-project models for smaller scale projects

Jul 9, 2019

The same proven methodology and best practices used for mega-projects in the billion-dollar range can and should be applied as key learnings to the smaller scale projects closer to the $5-50 million range. Those projects have a greater success rate as well...

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.

$30m grant awarded for Ohio cracker, US oil production to outperform demand, Downstream's Golden Age

Jul 8, 2019

Our pick of the downstream industry news you need to know.

Chevron eyes more downstream growth

Jun 25, 2019

The U.S. Gulf Coast and the downstream sector will figure prominently in Chevron’s current portfolio and future growth opportunities, Mike Coyle, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing said.

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