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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.

US downstream aims to create sustainable future for plastics with circular economy

Sep 16, 2019

Plastic remains the world’s packaging material of choice. Roughly a third of the 350 million tonnes produced globally is used in packaging applications. But as public perception shifts and the issue gets pushed up the political agenda, the tide is turning for...

Positive US earnings spur second wave project decisions

Aug 10, 2017

Several U.S. chemical companies grew at a double-digit rate for the last two consecutive quarters, the first time since 2011, and this growth is spurring key decisions on second wave construction plans, analysts told Petrochemical Update.

LyondellBasell’s $2.4bn Texas chemical plant signals sustained export demand

Jul 27, 2017

LyondellBasell’s decision to move forward with its $2.4 billion (bn) propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area signals a continuation of the petrochemical boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast driven by regional feedstock advantage...

Ascend shelves PDH project; Polyethylene market faces oversupply

May 19, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

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...

NWIW drops Tacoma project; US gas output rose 5% in 2015

Apr 21, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

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...

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