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U.S. ethanol production hit hard by mid-February freezing as it recovers from 2020

Apr 6, 2021

Freezing weather that in mid-February extended across the U.S. and impacted petrochemical and refining operations in the Gulf Cost also disrupted ethanol output in the Midwest, according to a late March report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Braskem anticipates strong, healthy spreads for North American resins in 2021

Mar 24, 2021

Resins producers are seeing their best short-term demand outlook in years particularly after the February winter freeze in Texas and Louisiana, according to officials at Braskem, which owns resin manufacturing facilities in its home country Brazil and other...

Shell sees its future with fewer, more integrated refineries yielding renewable fuels, hydrogen

Nov 18, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell, hit by a $17.7 billion loss in the first nine-months of 2020 as Covid-19 slashed demand, will downsize to six refining-chemical integrated “parks” as part of a transition to lower carbon emission products.