Engineering and Construction

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.

Canada´s Inter Pipeline considers carbon capture and storage for new PDH, polypropylene plant

Mar 21, 2022

Canada´s Inter Pipeline, a midstream operator that will complete this year the construction of the country´s first PDH and polypropylene complex, is studying a project that could turn the facilities located near Edmonton, Alberta into net zero emissions...

Thailand´s PTT Global Chemical announcement of new application for permit revives Ohio cracker project

Mar 8, 2022

PTT Global Chemical, one of Thailand´s biggest petrochemical producers, announced in late February it will draft a new air permit request to present to Ohio authorities for a world scale polyethylene project aligned with the company´s recently announced new...

North American railway companies work on hydrogen-powered locomotive

Dec 19, 2021

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) said on Dec. 14 it will work toward a “demonstration of a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells” in an effort that trails an announcement earlier in the year by Canadian Pacific also about work toward...