Engineering and Construction

US to have added 64 mtpa of LNG export capacity by end of first construction wave

Nov 11, 2016

The United States will have added around 64 million tons per annum of liquefied natural gas export capacity once the first wave of construction is completed in about two years, according to Industrial Info Resources.

World Bank predicts $55/bbl oil in 2017; Braskem commissions Texas PE plant

Oct 28, 2016

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US ethane cracker project costs rise 2.5% year to date

Oct 14, 2016

Total project cost estimates for a typical 1.5 million ton-per-annum ethane cracker on the U.S. Gulf Coast rose 2.5% in the first nine months of 2016, according to Petrochemical Update’s third-quarter U.S. Ethylene Plant Construction Costs Quarterly Update.

Communicate early and often: leaders discuss key lessons from large capital projects

Oct 14, 2016

As plants and crackers in the U.S. become ever larger and more expensive, project leaders can take early steps to reduce the risk of overruns, as Petrochemical Update has heard from three people with experience handling mega-projects.

Infographic: US ethane cracker project costs rise 1.75% in Q2 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Total project cost estimates for a typical 1.5 million tonne per annum (mtpa) ethane cracker on the U.S. Gulf Coast are up 1.75% in the second quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, according to Petrochemical Update’s U.S. Ethylene Plant...

Location and tax breaks key to Shell’s Pennsylvania cracker plant approval

Jul 8, 2016

The market will have absorbed the additional supply of polyethylene from the first wave of U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical projects by the time Shell Chemicals' ethane and derivatives complex in Beaver County, Pennsylvania comes on stream in the early...

Small-project owners urged to prioritize value over cost and schedule

Jun 24, 2016

Prioritizing small-capex downstream projects can be as complex as for large projects, and small-project owners should focus on seeking the highest-value opportunities, Shawn Hansen, manager of capital project consulting for Asset Performance Networks (AP-...