Automotive slowdown due to Covid-19 batters petrochemical industry

Apr 21, 2020

The downturn of the North American automotive and auto parts industries due to the Covid-19 pandemic that shut down dealerships has dried demand for over a dozen chemical intermediate products.

Petrochemicals used to make medical devices see price hikes as coronavirus spreads

Mar 23, 2020

Demand for these intermediate chemicals is pulled by companies that produce finished products, which in turn face such a high number of orders that distributors were told they would remain unattended due to the urgent need to directly supply the healthcare...

Sasol ups US project cost estimate; UP, Katoen Natie start resin export service

Jun 15, 2016

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Multimedia: Mapping US ethane cracker construction projects

May 5, 2016

There are currently seven ethane crackers under construction on the U.S. Gulf Coast - for a total of about 8.75 million metric tons of new annual ethylene capacity - five of which are slated to come on stream by the end of 2017, according to Petrochemical...

Project owners use lean methods, reverse-phase schedules to cut risk

Mar 24, 2016

Petrochemical owners can reduce the volatility of the current business environment on the scope of their projects by maximizing their front-end planning (FEP) and implementing lean principles in engineering and construction, according to a panel of experts...

BASF considers modularization to mitigate Gulf Coast labor market risks

Mar 24, 2015

Amidst the long pipeline of petrochemical projects on the US Gulf Coast racing to bring production on stream early on while controlling costs, BASF, Ineos and other owners are carefully considering their construction methods – modularization or the...