Northeast petrochemical development got another step closer to reality when EPC giant Bechtel announced that Thailand's PTT Global Chemical has awarded it a contract to build an ethane cracker in Belmont County, Ohio, in the heart of the Utica Shale.
The downstream industry is starting its biggest conference at a time of continued worries about the supply chain and logistics, economic growth, trade tensions, technology breakthroughs and project management challenges.
Nearly 10,000 petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG professionals assembled at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, and more are expected on Wednesday for the world’s largest ever downstream event, the Downstream 2019...
Funding issues, a result of permitting costs, off-take arrangements and supply concerns, are preventing rapid investment decisions for natural gas-based methanol plants in Canada, an analyst told Petrochemical Update.
U.S. petrochemicals are set for significant growth in output as new production capacity comes online and demand strengthens in key end-use markets, but in the face of such growth, core challenges exist for owners and the companies who serve them.