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American plants running at reduced rates in second quarter

May 26, 2020

The running rates reduction comes amid a sharp decline in resin prices like polyethylene (PE). Experts believe the ongoing weakness may linger for an undetermined period.

U.S. ethane-based petrochemical plants challenged by low crude prices

May 12, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic turned the table for U.S. petrochemical companies that saw cost advantages erode for their ethane crackers in relation to those that use naphtha as feedstock.

Petrochemical companies work to overcome imbalances caused by Covid-19

Apr 21, 2020

Before Covid-19 petrochemical plants could depend on co-production of multiple chemical intermediates with predictable demand for each but producers now struggle to find new balances, executives participating on a Petrochemical Update webinar on April 16,...

New online Insight Hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for downstream decision makers

Apr 15, 2020

Following their acquisition by Thomson Reuters in October 2019, Petrochemical Update, the team behind the world’s leading downstream event, are making their incredible insights and analysis collections available for free in a new industry intelligence hub

Chemical companies preserve cash and cut exposure amid uncertainty

Apr 7, 2020

Companies in Canada, Latin America, and the United States opted for risk-reduction decisions as the timeline for resolving the Covid-19 crisis appeared indefinite.

Petrochemical plants work to assure continuity amid logistic, workforce challenges

Mar 23, 2020

Petrochemical plants have set up emergency response teams and readied special Covid-19 staffing plans while implementing remote working where possible, according to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.

Northeast petrochemical hub plans draw incentives but also opposition

Mar 10, 2020

Supporters of a new petrochemical hub in the Northeast appear just as determined as those opposing it due to environmental concerns.

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