Process Safety & EHS

CPChem, Qatar to build new polyethylene plant in Texas-Louisiana border

Nov 19, 2022

Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy announced on Nov. 16, 2022 plans to build an $8.5-billion ethylene and polyethylene integrated complex on the Texas side of the Sabine River at the Louisiana border, with CPChem owning 51% of the venture and startup...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency evaluates formaldehyde risks for possible action

Jul 5, 2022

Formaldehyde, an intermediate for plastics, adhesives, pesticides, fertilizers, cosmetics and other products so common that the U.S. biggest chemical guild says may help support as many as a million jobs, is undergoing evaluations at the Environmental...

Two Mexican plastic conglomerates tap windfall earnings to diversify from Mexico

May 9, 2022

Two Mexican plastic conglomerates, Alpek and Orbia, have used a windfall from operations that continued in the first quarter to fund investment involving plant acquisitions and market development far from Mexico, in moves that coincide with a private...

New methanol ships start to change ocean freight amid efforts to replace some bunker fuel and cut down on emissions

Apr 11, 2022

During the next three years there will be an unprecedented number of methanol ship launches for uses including container transportation with the development possible thanks to new methanol engine offerings to help shippers lower emissions compared with diesel...

Mexico´s Pemex faces spike in worker accidents, rising emissions, and declining chemical production

Mar 8, 2022

Mexican state oil company Pemex, which owns six refineries in Mexico as well as the recently transferred Deer Park refinery in Texas, reported in late February that its petrochemical production declined in 2021, a year when worker accidents surged and...