Workforce Development

U.S. Gulf Coast lost construction jobs as oil and gas investment slowed

Jan 24, 2022

U.S. construction investment in oil, gas fields and pipelines contracted 4% in January-November 2021 from a year earlier, according to data shared by the U.S. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in January.

Plentiful U.S. Gulf Coast worker availability for petrochemical projects may not last

Apr 21, 2021

A year following the quick spread of Covid-19 and lockdowns, non-residential construction activity in the U.S. remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels as of April 2021 and particularly in regions that include chemical hubs.

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

Petrochemical plant constructions slow as pandemic threatens workforce

Apr 7, 2020

Concern about the virus spreading in construction sites, where up to several thousand workers congregate and share facilities, have had immediate consequences and in some cases indefinitely extended timelines.

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.