Supply Chain & Logistics

ACC: US chemical output expected to jump, key issue at 'Downstream 2019

Jun 10, 2019

Chemical production in the U.S. is expected to surge over the next five years, compared with the last two decades. The significant growth in output as new production capacity comes online and the challenges and innovative solutions that come with this growth...

US on track to become world’s 3rd largest LNG exporter

May 14, 2019

As demand for natural gas grows rapidly around the world, the U.S is on track to become the third largest liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter in the world in 2019, behind Qatar and Australia, while U.S. exports will more than double by 2025.

Texas driving downstream expansion

May 1, 2019

More than $200 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. petrochemical sector as the region becomes an energy exporter, and nearly half of the new projects announced since 2010 are in Texas, an industry trade association told Petrochemical Update.

3 core challenges the US energy transformation created

Mar 27, 2019

More than $200 billion is expected to be invested in U.S. petrochemicals as the region becomes an energy exporter, and this unprecedented growth has created a new set of core challenges for the industry to contend with.

Amazon’s flexible packaging move signals plastics demand trend, recycle upset

Mar 13, 2019

Amazon’s decision to move to lightweight flexible plastic mailers over its traditional cardboard boxes will likely set a trend for the rest of the industry, according to an industry report.

Analysis: Soon plastics, not fuel, could dictate the price of oil

Mar 13, 2019

Plastics and petrochemicals will take on a more important role than ever in the global economy, and plastic consumption will have a bigger impact on the price of a barrel of oil, according to consultant and guest columnist Harrison Carroll.

US polyethylene flood in 2H 2019 to squeeze supply chain

Feb 26, 2019

A flood of polyethylene is expected to come online as mega projects start up during the second half of 2019 and demands for creative supply chain solutions have never been so important, an industry executive told Petrochemical Update.

Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub essential for the Northeast

Jan 16, 2019

Pipelines, infrastructure and storage are still necessary for the Northeast petrochemical hub to become a reality, experts told Petrochemical Update.

Trade Wars 101: crash course in how chemical markets are impacted

Dec 13, 2018

As the U.S. opens trade battles on multiple fronts including China, Europe, North America, and Turkey; business confidence and financial markets will be impacted, analysts warn.