Engineering and Construction

U.S. Gulf Coast chemical plants, refiners study carbon dioxide storage to cut emissions

Sep 28, 2021

Chevron, Dow, ExxonMobil, INEOS and LyondellBasell as well as other petrochemical companies and refiners will jointly study the feasibility of using underground storage to trap carbon dioxide from operations currently released as air emissions.

Canadian petrochemical industry to see two startups in 2022 while other projects planned for methanol and hydrogen

Sep 14, 2021

Canada will soon see new polyethylene and polypropylene capacity as new plants start up while investors contemplate other downstream projects, said in an interview Bob Masterson, president of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).

Chevron Phillips Chemical to begin construction of 1-hexene plant in south Texas

Jun 8, 2021

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) is set to soon start construction of plant to turn ethylene into 1-hexene that will be located near its Sweeny facility southwest of Houston.

Unsolicited takeover bid in Canada brings spotlight to a PDH/PP project

Mar 10, 2021

Inter Pipeline has moved along most of the way through construction of a propane dehydrogenator (PDH)/ and 550,000 tons per year of polypropylene(PP) capacity near Edmonton, Calgary for the past years but a “hostile” bid has put the spotlight on the project.

Project delayed by pandemic retaken in 2021 at higher cost, while others see indefinite delays

Jan 12, 2021

Covid-19 challenged the biggest petrochemical projects in North America, as it added costs and extended the timeline to works reconsidered last year for resumption in 2021, as well as created conditions that compromised feasibility to the point of forcing...

Repurposing used plastic into road infrastructure could take all waste PET of U.S.

Dec 1, 2020

The founder of a company that worked for years to research ways to repurpose plastic waste into roads said that if its composite asphalt pavement use were to extend beyond parts of Los Angeles across the U.S., it could eventually use up all the waste PET in...