Petrochemical

Appalachia NGL Feedstock Looking to Support Region’s Petrochemical Growth In 2022

Appalachia NGL Feedstock Looking to Support Region’s Petrochemical Growth In 2022

A long awaited petrochemical project is set to begin operations in the Appalachian Basin in 2022, and a second major investment in the region could get the green light this year.

January 10, 2022
Low-Carbon Petrochemical Project in Alberta to Rely on Montney Natural Gas

Low-Carbon Petrochemical Project in Alberta to Rely on Montney Natural Gas

A petrochemical plant announced Wednesday, slated to be in service by 2026, could produce up to 200 metric tons/year of low-carbon blue ammonia and methanol using natural gas from the Montney Shale, officials said. Calgary-based Northern Petrochemical Corp. (NPC), a private venture, is proposing to build the C$2.5 billion ($2 billion) project in the planned…

November 11, 2021
Dow Readying Net-Zero Ethane Cracker in Alberta

Dow Readying Net-Zero Ethane Cracker in Alberta

Dow Inc. announced a plan Wednesday to develop a net-zero carbon emissions ethane cracker for an industrial customer in Alberta as a capacity expansion by its Fort Saskatchewan complex northeast of the provincial capital in Edmonton. The cracker, fueled by natural gas, would be capable of producing 1.8 million tons/year of ethylene. Environmental renovations of…

October 11, 2021
Pemex, Braskem Idesa End Ethane Supply Spat, to Partner on Import Terminal

Pemex, Braskem Idesa End Ethane Supply Spat, to Partner on Import Terminal

Mexican national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and Braskem Idesa have reached agreement on an ethane supply deal, bringing to an end a year-long dispute that threatened to shutter the largest petrochemicals operation in Latin America. The Brazil-based Braskem SA unit said on Tuesday Pemex would supply 30,000 b/d of ethane to the Etileno XXI…

September 28, 2021
No Deal Yet as Braskem Idesa, Pemex In Talks to Modify Ethane Supply Contract

No Deal Yet as Braskem Idesa, Pemex In Talks to Modify Ethane Supply Contract

The terms of a new ethane supply agreement between Mexican national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and petrochemical firm Braskem Idesa remain under discussion, despite indications from the government that a new agreement had been finalized, according to management of Braskem Idesa parent Braskem SA. The current 20-year, take-or-pay/supply-or-pay contract for Pemex to supply 66,000…

March 17, 2021
Pembina Blames Pandemic for Shelving Alberta Petrochemical Project

Pembina Blames Pandemic for Shelving Alberta Petrochemical Project

The Covid-19 virus has stalled a C$4.5 billion ($3.4 billion) Alberta petrochemical project and its forecast demand for 23,000 b/d of natural gas liquids, according to sponsor Pembina Pipeline Corp. Pembina, in issuing its 2021 capital budget on Monday, said it has shelved the proposed project with Kuwait partner Petrochemical Industries Co. until further notice.…

December 15, 2020
Easton Energy Snags ExxonMobil’s South Texas Petrochemical Pipeline

Easton Energy Snags ExxonMobil’s South Texas Petrochemical Pipeline

Houston-based Easton Energy LLC is expanding its midstream assets in South Texas, agreeing to buy a petrochemical pipeline system from ExxonMobil for an undisclosed amount. The South Texas Pipeline System runs 720 miles from ExxonMobil’s Clear Lake and Katy gas plants near Houston to Energy Transfer LP’s King Ranch gas plant and the Port of…

November 12, 2020
Alberta Offering Construction Subsidy for Natural Gas-Focused Petrochemical Plants

Alberta Offering Construction Subsidy for Natural Gas-Focused Petrochemical Plants

The Alberta government has posted a subsidy offer to pay 12% of construction costs for petrochemical projects that use liquid byproducts of natural gas as raw materials. No ceilings limit the total value of the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP) or the sizes of aid candidates. The sole restraints exclude coverage of cost overruns and…

November 2, 2020
Work on Shell’s Pennsylvania Ethane Cracker Progressing, but Schedule Clouded by Covid-19

Work on Shell’s Pennsylvania Ethane Cracker Progressing, but Schedule Clouded by Covid-19

Construction of Royal Dutch Shell plc’s multi-billion dollar ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania is about 70% complete, while the 98-mile pipeline system that would feed the facility is 95% complete, a company executive said Tuesday, noting that the Covid-19 pandemic has complicated the project. “All of the major equipment is up, all of the modules…

September 29, 2020
Mountaineer NGL Storage Pulls Key Ohio Permits, But Project Still Moving Ahead

Mountaineer NGL Storage Pulls Key Ohio Permits, But Project Still Moving Ahead

An underground natural gas liquids (NGL) storage project in Ohio — seen as key to the Appalachian Basin’s petrochemical buildout — has hit another snag as its backers have withdrawn their permits in the face of a lawsuit from environmental groups.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) last week cancelled three permits to drill…

September 29, 2020
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