Ethane

Scarce Natural Gas Supply Driving Another Contractual Dispute Between Mexico’s AMLO, Private Sector

Scarce Natural Gas Supply Driving Another Contractual Dispute Between Mexico’s AMLO, Private Sector

Natural gas supply is once again at the heart of a contractual dispute between Mexico’s government and the private sector, with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sights now trained on the Etileno XXI petrochemicals plant owned by Braskem Idesa in Veracruz state. López Obrador said Monday the terms under which state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos…

August 19, 2020
EIA Says U.S. Ethane Production to Grow at Steady Clip Through 2021

EIA Says U.S. Ethane Production to Grow at Steady Clip Through 2021

A rebound in demand for ethane as a key feedstock for petrochemical manufacturing should fuel production growth through 2021, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA forecasted in its August Short-Term Energy Outlook that ethane production would exceed 2 million b/d by the fourth quarter. That would mark a 9% increase from the start…

August 14, 2020
Daelim Cites Covid-19 in Dropping Stake in Ohio Ethane Cracker

Daelim Cites Covid-19 in Dropping Stake in Ohio Ethane Cracker

PTT Global Chemical pcl has lost its equity partner in a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker proposed for southeast Ohio.  Daelim Chemical USA dropped its stake, citing the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the project timeline and the global economy’s impact on its investment plans. PTT affiliate PTTGC America LLC said it would move ahead with the…

July 17, 2020
‘Inevitable’ Downturn Seen in U.S. NGL Production, but Midstreamers Appear Optimistic

‘Inevitable’ Downturn Seen in U.S. NGL Production, but Midstreamers Appear Optimistic

A sharp recovery in natural gas liquids (NGL) production projected in the Permian Basin won’t be enough to stave off a dramatic decline in overall U.S. output, which Rystad Energy is forecasting will tumble to under 4.2 b/d in 2021.

June 17, 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Natural Gas Tax Credit Bill Aimed at Luring PetChem Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Natural Gas Tax Credit Bill Aimed at Luring PetChem Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have provided a tax credit for using state-produced natural gas to make petrochemicals or fertilizer.

March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Natural Gas Tax Credit Bill Aimed at Luring PetChem Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Natural Gas Tax Credit Bill Aimed at Luring PetChem Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have provided a tax credit for using state-produced natural gas to make petrochemicals or fertilizer.

March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Power Plant Said First to Tap Ethane for Electricity

Pennsylvania Power Plant Said First to Tap Ethane for Electricity

Competitive Power Ventures Inc. (CPV) said this week that it is prepared to burn ethane at its new natural gas-fired power plant in Central Pennsylvania after successfully testing new technology.

March 27, 2020

Ohio Commits Another $20M to Complete Site Work for Proposed Ethane Cracker

Ohio has contributed another $20 million to finish site preparation work in Belmont County for a proposed multi-billion dollar ethane cracker.

February 11, 2020

NGI 2020: U.S. NGLs Poised to Grow on Oil-Directed Drilling, New Midstream Capacity

Editor’s Note: This is one of a 14-piece series NGI undertook as the energy industry readied for the new year, with Lower 48 natural gas and oil supply continuing to surge in an uncertain environment as liquefied natural gas exports ramp up, Mexico markets remain shrouded and stakeholders demand more value. Get your complimentary copy of NGI’s 2020 Special Report today.

December 20, 2019

Enterprise Green Lights Appalachian Ethane Pipeline Expansion

Enterprise Products Partners LP is moving forward with an expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful open season landed the customer commitments needed to greenlight the project.

October 16, 2019