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Infographic: US ethane cracker construction costs rise 1-2% year on year

Apr 7, 2016

Total construction costs for a typical 1.5 mtpa ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast range between about $1.48 billion in a low-case scenario, $1.74 billion in a base case scenario and $2 billion in a high-case scenario, according to Petrochemical Update...

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...

Braskem to import US ethane; INEOS considers Texas growth

Mar 23, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

USGC skilled labor demand to peak in 2017 on downstream spending

Mar 10, 2016

The demand for skilled labor in the current wave of US downstream construction projects is expected to peak in 2017 based on the pipeline of committed capital and maintenance projects in the petrochemical, LNG and NGL sectors, according to Michael Bergen,...

Plant builders use new methods to control schedule, boost FEED

Feb 26, 2016

Petrochemical and refining owners can significantly improve their front-end engineering and design (FEED) packages if they complement the standard consultant project evaluations with their own in-house project performance criteria, according to Taylor Auburg...

Braskem seeks US growth; Gulf countries tap outside funds

Feb 25, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Dow Chemical eyes high-margin product gains from GoM expansion

Feb 11, 2016

The Dow Chemical Company is on track to complete its 1.5 mtpa ethylene cracker in Freeport, Texas in Q2 2017 as part of a wider production thrust to meet rising demand for speciality products in the Americas, Doug May, Dow’s business president for Olefins,...

US contractors urged to boost training despite oil slump

Feb 11, 2016

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies on the Gulf Coast should focus on training skilled craft workers as a long-term strategy even as low oil prices are putting pressure on company balance sheets and project deliveries in the short term,...

US ethane boom to double polyethylene exports by 2020

Jan 13, 2016

There are favorable economics for the export of US ethane and polyethylene in the short and medium term, but producers must optimize shipping strategies and costs in an increasingly competitive polyethylene market, according to Geir Olafsen, managing director...

Asia triples demand for US propane; Arabian Gulf raises petchems exports

Nov 26, 2015

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