Engineering and Construction

NOVA Chemicals completes polyethylene and cracker expansion in Ontario, Canada

Jan 9, 2023

NOVA Chemicals, with production assets in Canada and in Louisiana, and owned by Mubadala Investment Co. from Abu Dhabi, announced in late December 2022 the “mechanical completion” of expanded polyethylene and cracking capacity in Sarnia, Ontario, some 65...

Argentina´s YPF to build pipeline, oil export terminal with $1.3 billion

Sep 6, 2022

The Argentine state hydrocarbons company YPF will invest $1.26 billion to start construction in March 2023 of a 435-mile pipeline from the Vaca Muerta unconventional deposit to a new crude oil export terminal to be built in the Rio Negro region, in southern...

Shell completes Pennsylvania ethane cracker, polyethylene plant construction

Aug 9, 2022

Shell has fully completed as of early Aug. 2022 construction of an ethane cracker and polyethylene plant complex near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that is different from other U.S. downstream investment in plastic resin capacity in that it will tap ethane from...

North America´s top polypropylene producer Braskem expects repeat of 2021 spreads

May 24, 2022

Braskem, Latin America´s biggest petrochemical company and North America´s biggest polypropylene producer, expects U.S. spreads for the rest of 2022 near the 2021 levels.