Process Safety & EHS

Canadian chemistry industry seeks government action to support chemical investment

Sep 17, 2023

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, which lists about 60 members just in its Plastics Division and includes the top petrochemical producers in the country, has requested the government of Canada to enact legislation, specifically in relation to...

U.S. producers of PVC and epoxy anticipate demand pull from Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Sep 3, 2023

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal passed by Congress in Nov. 2021 may soon contribute to PVC tubes demand for water management or for the epoxy in coatings for structures like bridges, leading to increased business for companies like Shintec, Westlake, or...

Dow Canada seeks partners, subsidies in second half 2023 as it readies $10-billion expansion FID

Aug 7, 2023

Dow, the biggest U.S.-based petrochemical company, plans to clinch enough accords and incentives for its Canadian operations during the second half of 2023 to help support a decision on whether to start in 2024 a six-year construction of an expanded ethylene-...

Global committee to work on binding draft for accord on plastic pollution as U.S. delegation seen taking leadership

Jun 6, 2023

The second session of the so-called Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee that works on accords around reducing plastic pollution, including marine, ended its June 3 meeting in Paris with a mandate for the “INC Chair to prepare a zero draft of the agreement...

U.S. refiners anticipate turnaround-related tightness in first half 2023 amid low inventories

Feb 8, 2023

Some of the leading U.S. refiners anticipate impacts on the supply of refined fuels related to some plant maintenances mostly concentrated in the first half of 2023, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect fuel markets for yet another year.