Engineering and Construction

North America to spend $27bn on refining projects

Oct 16, 2019

Diversification into new revenue streams such as petrochemicals and export markets as refiners seek additional profit margins is keeping the short-term outlook for refining project spending healthy, according to an analysis by Industrial Information Resources...

Whitepaper: North America & Beyond - 2020 Downstream Market Outlook

Oct 14, 2019

Released today, the hotly anticipated North America & Beyond - 2020 Downstream Market Outlook Report is now available for you to download.

Polyethylene investment still surging in North America

Oct 2, 2019

The investment in North American polyethylene (PE) has already resulted in the addition of over 4.5 million tonnes/year of new capacity since 2017. At least 30% of that new capacity is marked for export.

US downstream aims to create sustainable future for plastics with circular economy

Sep 16, 2019

Plastic remains the world’s packaging material of choice. Roughly a third of the 350 million tonnes produced globally is used in packaging applications. But as public perception shifts and the issue gets pushed up the political agenda, the tide is turning for...

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...