U.S. ethane-based petrochemical plants challenged by low crude prices

May 12, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic turned the table for U.S. petrochemical companies that saw cost advantages erode for their ethane crackers in relation to those that use naphtha as feedstock.

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.

Chevron eyes more downstream growth

Jun 25, 2019

The U.S. Gulf Coast and the downstream sector will figure prominently in Chevron’s current portfolio and future growth opportunities, Mike Coyle, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing said.

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.

US project updates, Evonik to sell methacrylates business, ACC urges CFATS extension

Mar 13, 2019

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What the Texas energy production boom means for the world's supply chain

Nov 16, 2018

As the U.S. becomes the largest energy producer in the world with Texas leading production, it has created the biggest challenge the energy industry has seen in a generation and demands for creative solutions for the supply chain have never been so high, a...