Engineering and Construction

Canada methanol project canceled in first quarter 2023 amid lackluster demand

Apr 7, 2023

One of the biggest projects in terms of required investment promoted in recent years in Canada, the estimated C$4 billion Nauticol plant in the Alberta province, was canceled in February 2023 as demand for the commodity used as fuel, intermediate for other...

Bolivia’s auto producer Quantum to open in 2023 Mexican plant and aims to offer Mexican-made EVs for about $7,500

Feb 21, 2023

A company named Quantum that has already made and shipped electric vehicles including tricycles, motorcyles and automobiles within Latin America from its home base in Cochabamba, Bolivia, plans to open a plant in Mexico before the end of 2023, the company’s...

Plastic resin producers slowly advance projects amid capacity increases, weak demand

Feb 8, 2023

Dow will continue to hold talks with Canadian authorities over incentives in 2023 with a final decision anticipated by year’s end on a project that would include tripling its ethylene and polyethylene capacity in Alberta, Canada. The work was originally...

InterPipeline’s new PDH unit seen running since mid-January in Canada, polypropylene unit rates to be increased to capacity

Jan 23, 2023

InterPipeline was able to start up its propane dehydrogenator (PDH) unit in its propylene-polypropylene complex near Edmonton, Alberta, by mid-January 2023 and this will result in the startup of production at near full capacity of polypropylene.

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...