Engineering and Construction

Petrochemical owner-contractor business model for project construction needs changes

Aug 31, 2020

Signs of financial distress in recent years point a prevailing downstream plant construction model where the increased risk taken by contractors has made them increasingly vulnerable.

Long delayed polyethylene units in U.S. Gulf Coast set to start up but timing won't help

Jul 7, 2020

South Africa-based Sasol will put online by September a 420,000-tonne long-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana while Taiwan-based Formosa should be on the final stages of completion of a 400,000-tonne LDPE plant it had intended to...

Shell controls Covid-19 after restarting Pennsylvania construction but other risks loom

Jun 9, 2020

Shell interrupted on March 18 the construction of this complex where it has a 100% interest and begun a restart in stages on May 4. Once built, it will crack ethane from Northeast shale basins into ethylene to polymerize into 1.6 million tonnes of...

Thailand's PTTGC indefinitely postpones Ohio project amid challenges

May 26, 2020

The postponement follows expectations built up over the past half decade. Confirmation of a project in which land was bought and air permits obtained, in addition to millions spent to ready the site, had seemed highly probable considering nearby availability...

How webinars are creating value for marketers through COVID-19

May 7, 2020

As the current coronavirus pandemic forces more key downstream decision-makers to work from home, webinars are booming in popularity.

New online Insight Hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for downstream decision makers

Apr 15, 2020

Following their acquisition by Thomson Reuters in October 2019, Petrochemical Update, the team behind the world’s leading downstream event, are making their incredible insights and analysis collections available for free in a new industry intelligence hub

Northeast petrochemical hub plans draw incentives but also opposition

Mar 10, 2020

Supporters of a new petrochemical hub in the Northeast appear just as determined as those opposing it due to environmental concerns.

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