Engineering and Construction

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...

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 a plant to turn ethylene into 1-hexene that will be located near its Sweeny facility southwest of Houston.