Supply Chain & Logistics

U.S. polyethylene increasingly pushed out as exports after shipping constraints eased

Mar 6, 2023

U.S. polyethylene producers have since late last year and into the first quarter of 2023 been seeking out export markets in a way that had not been done during the pandemic and post-pandemic periods, following the easing of shipping and supply chain problems...

U.S. jet fuel consumption recovery to 2019 levels challenged by fewer flights

Jan 22, 2023

U.S. jet fuel consumption rose in December 2022 from a year earlier but a faster recovery to the pre-pandemic, 2019 levels is challenged as carriers like Delta Air Lines have had success in efforts to become more energy efficient through grouping more people...

Global LNG supply seen rising under 4% in 2023 with buyers taking any available cargo

Dec 19, 2022

If there aren´t any unplanned outages during 2023, global LNG supply may increase under 4% next year compared with this year´s estimated levels, said Clark Williams-Derry, analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Initiative to slow new plastic resin capacity through permitting introduced in U.S. Congress

Dec 6, 2022

Legislators from the Democratic Party representing some U.S. coastal states introduced in early December 2022 a bill named Protecting Communities from Plastics Act that aims at tighter controls on permitting for future plastic production capacity, new or...

Petroperu´s inability to restart refinery once key for Panama Canal defense separates Peruvians from $1.5 billion: a case study on a century of crude oil business in the tropics

Nov 9, 2022

Thirty million Peruvians learned slowly about a 30,000 barrels-per-day capacity expansion project, add to that a unit to process residuals, that has so far taken at least a decade and a half and demanded anywhere from $5.5 billion to well over $8 billion, not...

U.S. oil refiners see gasoline, diesel exports threatened amid government price concerns

Oct 11, 2022

U.S. oil refiners that supply most of the nation´s consumption of about 8.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of gasoline and nearly four million bpd of diesel, as well as shipments to areas abroad that have grown increasingly dependent on U.S.-made fuels, said...

Mexican plastic resin market sees plunging prices as U.S. imports surge with new capacity

Sep 27, 2022

The Mexican packaging material market has seen sharp price declines as of late September compared with the start of the year for polyethylene and polypropylene, two of the most traded hydrocarbons-derived products.