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Shell's Pennsylvania Project Hits Milestone
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Multibillion-dollar petchems project transitions from early works to main construction.

Sasol Plans More Hiring for Louisiana Project
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Company hits milestone for $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project.

Fluor to Lead Engineering, Procurement for $2.4B Texas Project
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Fluor gets another role in $2.4B LyondellBasell Texas project.

Oil And Chemical Spills From Hurricane Harvey Big, But Dwarfed By Katrina
Friday, September 15, 2017 More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

'Beautiful Coal' Seeks New Life as Carbon Fiber for Vehicles
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Cheaper carbon fiber could expand demand for the material.

US Coast Guard, EPA Cleaning Up A Dozen Texas Chemical Spills After Harvey
Monday, September 11, 2017 The US Coast Guard and the EPA are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Police And EMTs Sue Arkema Over Chemical Plant Fire After Harvey
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Police and emergency workers filed suit against Arkema SA.

Dow, DuPont Complete Planned Merger to Form DowDuPont
Friday, September 01, 2017 Dow and DuPont announced the merger in December 2015.

World's Most Crucial Chemical Suddenly in Short Supply on Harvey
Friday, September 01, 2017 Harvey has thrust the US Gulf Coast chemical industry into uncharted territory.

Texas Explosions Show Chemical Industry Pushed to Its Limits
Thursday, August 31, 2017 In its devastatingly slow crawl up the industrial Gulf Coast, Hurricane Harvey is proving to be the biggest test yet of the safety and vulnerabilities of the US chemicals industry.

EPA Sends People, Planes To Gauge Pollution From Texas Storm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Flooding from Harvey has also triggered a handful of spills and releases from petrochemical facilities in Texas.

Arkema Exec Expects Chemical Fire At Flooded Texas Plant
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Arkema expects chemicals to catch fire or explode at its heavily flooded plant in Crosby in the coming days, and has no way to prevent that from happening, the company says.

Arkema Evacuates Texas Chemical Plant Amid Explosion Risk
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 The company said in a statement the situation at its Crosby, Texas, plant "has become serious."

Harvey Disrupts More Than One Third of US Chemical Production
Monday, August 28, 2017 The disruption threatens shortages for basic industrial building blocks such as chlorine and ethylene.

LyondellBasell Plans Its Largest Investment Ever Near Houston
Friday, July 21, 2017 The new PO/TBA project should create up to 2,500 construction and approximately 160 permanent jobs.

The Fossil Fuels Plant That Pits Trump's Base Against Itself
Thursday, July 20, 2017 For a landmark fossil-fuel program deep in Trump country, it's not environmentalists who are the biggest threat. It may be Donald Trump himself.

Linde to Build New PP Line at Braskem Texas Site
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 The project is expected to employ approximately 1,000 development and construction workers.

Braskem To Invest $675MM In 6th US-Based Polypropylene Plant
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Braskem will invest $675 million to build a sixth US-based polypropylene-production plant.

CB&I Says Its US Gulf Coast 'Winning Streak' Continues
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 CB&I has won an approximately $40 million contract from DuPont.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Presenting a new addition to Rigzone's content lineup!

US Weather Forecasters Predict Above-normal Hurricane Season
Thursday, May 25, 2017 NOAA will update its outlook again in August, just before the peak storm season.

BLOG: Rigzone's Downstream Coverage Starts New Chapter
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 A new chapter begins for Rigzone's downstream coverage.

Huntsman-Clariant Is a Good Mix With a Governance Risk: Gadfly
Monday, May 22, 2017 The stars have aligned for another big transatlantic chemical deal.

Clariant to Buy Huntsman for $6.4 Billion as M&A Surges
Monday, May 22, 2017 The new entity's global headquarters will be at Pratteln, Switzerland and its operational headquarters will be at The Woodlands, Texas.

White House Moving Ahead with Stiff EPA Budget Cuts -Group
Friday, May 19, 2017 An EPA spokeswoman defended aggressive proposals to cut the agency's budget.

U.S. Senate Tees Up 'Accountability Act' as Regulation Fight Intensifies
Thursday, May 18, 2017 The next step, debating the bill on the Senate floor, has not been scheduled.

U.S. Industry Seeks Faster Permits, Simpler Rules in Trump Reg Reset
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 "Last time I remember this was 2001. That was the last big opportunity to make some changes," said David Friedman of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

LyondellBasell Breaks Ground on Texas PE Project
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 According to LyondellBasell, the project will create up to 1,000 jobs at the peak of construction and 75 permanent positions during operations.

Andrew Liveris to Retire from Combined DowDuPont Company Mid-2018
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Dow Chemical Co, which is merging with DuPont, said Chief Executive Andrew Liveris would retire as chairman of the combined DowDuPont company in July 2018.

Dow Chemical Boosts Plastics Sales Ahead of Merger and Split
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Dow Chemical Co. first-quarter sales from plastics jumped, demonstrating continued strength in a business that will be the core of a new company following a historic merger with DuPont Co. and subsequent three-way split.

ExxonMobil, SABIC Pick Corpus Christi Area for Ethane Cracker
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Corpus Christi-area project would create more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs during operations, according to ExxonMobil.

Shell Reports 'Good Progress' on Pennsylvania Cracker Site Prep
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Shell expects the project to create up to 6,000 jobs during construction and approximately 600 permanent employee positions during operations.

Total-Borealis-Nova JV to Build Ethane Cracker in SE Texas
Monday, March 27, 2017 $1.7 billion Total-Borealis-Nova Texas ethane cracker to create 1,500 construction jobs.

Chemical Industry Groups Welcome Prospect of NAFTA Revamp
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Key chemical industry associations from Canada, Mexico and the United States issued a joint statement outlining their priorities for a potential renegotiation.

Enterprise to Build iBDH Plant in Mont Belvieu
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 The project marks yet another investment by Enterprise at the Houston-area facility, where it plans to start operations of a new propane dehydrogenation unit during the second quarter of this year.

LyondellBasell Boosts Corpus Christi Ethylene Capacity by 50%
Thursday, January 19, 2017 LyondellBasell has completed its 800 million pounds-per-year ethylene expansion project at its Corpus Christi, Texas, facility, the company announced Thursday.

LyondellBasell Boosts Corpus Christi Ethylene Capacity by 50 Percent
Thursday, January 19, 2017 LyondellBasell has completed its 800 million pounds-per-year ethylene expansion project at its Corpus Christi, Texas, facility, the company announced Thursday.