Workforce Development

Mexico´s Pemex to upgrade its six refineries after completing 340,000 bpd new plant construction

Jul 20, 2022

Octavio Romero, director of Mexican state oil Pemex, said the company will work in the second half of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador´s term on improving its six refineries after completing during the first half of the six-year period the...

Apprenticeship programs help petrochemical companies select workers in tight market

Jun 21, 2022

Downstream oil and gas companies including BASF, one of the three biggest petrochemical producers, have organized apprenticeship development programs to select and professionally develop workers in the current tight North American labor market.

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