Supply Chain & Logistics

Chemical companies seek market-based railway pricing

Dec 18, 2019

The American Chemistry Council provided testimony before the Congress-appointed Surface Transportation Board on Dec. 12 in “support of market-based freight rail reforms.”

Demand for North American resins seen growing over the long term

Dec 4, 2019

New resin supply tightens margins and earnings but CEOs remain positive about the long term demand outlook.

US East Coast ports to ship more resin

Nov 5, 2019

As U.S. plastics exports grow, suppliers are looking to diversify supply chain solutions and mitigate risk by creating options outside of Texas, where most of the product is made.

US LNG exports rise on capacity expansions

Oct 16, 2019

As capacity and demand grow, the U.S. has moved up the ranks to become the third-largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in year-to-date exports starting in January 2019, according to ICIS.

Amid trade war, US finds alternative export destinations for First Wave chemicals

Sep 16, 2019

Amid a more than year-long U.S. - China trade war and growing capacity, U.S. producers have sought and found new routes for chemical exports.

Government agency seeks blockchain solution to strengthen oil trading

Aug 7, 2019

The U.S. Government would like to use the principles of blockchain to track crude oil from spigot to importation, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is looking for pipeline companies interested in testing this project this year.

Downstream ’19: Supply Chain must change strategy amid Trade War

Jun 12, 2019

As the U.S. trade war escalates with multiple countries, the battle is leaving the supply chain with little choice as impacts from the tariffs grow.