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Gulf Coast petrochemical industry joins efforts to secure adequate workforce

Feb 12, 2020

Faced with an aging workforce where 40% could retire within a decade, companies have contributed to help make a new $60-million training facility possible.

10,000 energy execs assemble for ‘Downstream 2019: free exhibition passes available

Jun 10, 2019

Nearly 10,000 petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG professionals will assemble at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas this Tuesday and Wednesday for the world’s largest ever downstream event, the Downstream 2019 Exhibition and...

US ethylene growth spurs new plastics export routes

Apr 20, 2018

Rapidly growing U.S. ethylene production and investment in new derivative capacity has increased the number of ports exporting plastics and opened new markets for U.S. producers, ClipperData told Petrochemical Update.

US 2018 downstream capital projects, maintenance outlook surges

Jan 11, 2018

The US chemical industry’s renaissance continues in 2018 with capital spending expected to rise by more than 6% from 2017 and planned maintenance spend to increase by 38.5% to $1.26 billion, according to the latest data from trade associations.

Harvey storm damage extends beyond Texas but not long term - analysts

Sep 7, 2017

Chemical plants, refineries and critical logistics are working diligently to restart more than a week after 50 plus inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey left much of the U.S. manufacturing base underwater in Houston and South Texas. While the economy is...

Flood impact lessons vital for next construction wave

Sep 7, 2017

Second wave construction, engineering and planning will begin earnestly in 2017, and learnings on areas such as storage, raw materials, supply chain and safety from the challenges caused by Hurricane Harvey should spur strategic decisions, analysts told...

Sunoco Logistics eyes market gains from Northeast pipeline, terminal expansions

Jul 8, 2016

Controlling logistics costs and transit times will be key to the competitiveness of U.S. producers of NGLs, petroleum products, olefins and polyolefins, especially since their products are manufactured to similar specifications, Joseph Colella, senior vice...

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

Jun 15, 2016

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