US refinery spend to rise in 2016-2020 on low oil price, EPA rules

Nov 19, 2015

Petroleum refiners in the United States and Canada are projected to spend about $6.7 billion on new capital projects in 2016, up from $5 billion in 2015, said Chris Paschall, vice president of global research for the petroleum refining industry at consulting...

US Southeast port services expand for polyethylene export hike

Nov 3, 2015

Southeast ports such as the Port of Charleston and the Port of Savannah are preparing to receive a larger share of the growing market for US polyethylene exports to Europe, spurred by the upcoming expansion of ethylene production in North America, port...

US to see hike in foreign-funded ethylene capacity in second wave of projects

Jun 25, 2015

The US petrochemical market will see a sharp increase in investment in ethylene production and derivatives capacity from foreign chemical and petrochemical manufacturers, totalling at least 10 million tons of new production per year by 2025, according to...

US Gulf Coast growth tests port tank capacity, local transport links

Jun 25, 2015

The busy Port of Houston expects at least 270,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of new plastics export business to develop between 2016 and 2019 as new petrochemicals capacity comes online.

US petchems hires to peak in April 2016 on Southern growth

May 21, 2015

The demand for skilled labor in the growing US chemicals industry is expected to peak in April 2016, at around 155,787 workers, according to Daniel Groves, workforce director at the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and chief executive of data provider...

Multimedia: Mapping North America's petrochemical construction projects

Apr 23, 2015

LyondellBasell’s recent announcement that it plans to expand Tri-ethylene Glycol (TEG) production capacity at the company's existing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol plant in Pasadena, Texas has been the latest addition in a slate of petrochemical...

Labor shortage poses the biggest hurdle for US Gulf projects, Chevron Phillips CEO says

Apr 8, 2015

Chevron Phillips Chemical anticipates it will need 10,000 construction & engineering workers and 400 operations & maintenance professionals for its 1.5 million ton/year ethane cracker in Baytown, Texas and its two 500,000 ton/year polyethylene units...

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...


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