Category: Chemicals

Regulators OK Formosa chemical expansion in Point Comfort

Federal and state regulators have cleared the way for Formosa Plastics Corp. to begin construction on a $2 billion expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort.  More »

Growing Chinese appetite ignites U.S. methanol renaissance

The North American methanol market has accelerated rapidly in recent years as the Chinese throw their money behind new projects to expand North America’s capacity to produce methanol.  More »

Exxon Mobil touts chemical plant expansion

Exxon Mobil Corp. officially launched its already underway Baytown Chemical plant expansion at an event Friday afternoon. Across the street from the event, workers were driving piles and shoring up the foundation for construction.  More »

Saudi Aramco invests $30 million in methane-to-gasoline startup

Siluria Technologies has received $100 million investment in its effort to develop a more efficient process for making gasoline from methane–the main component of natural gas, which is so plentiful in the United States now that some is burned off in flares because it isn’t marketable.  More »

Texas City contends for $4.5 billion methanol plant

Texas City is in the running for a $4.5 billion methanol plant that would expand its already sprawling industrial landscape.  More »

Surge of industrial projects to lift U.S. gas demand

A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows.  More »

Shale’s bounty ignites US petrochemical export boom

Cheap, abundant U.S. shale gas will soon find its way to a new market: The flood of people moving from the countryside to dense cities in developing corners of the world.  More »

PetroLogistics investor sues over Koch buyout

The investor claims a $2.1 billion all-cash buyout offer from a unit of Koch Industries is too low.  More »

Big blaze at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands

People across a wide area reported hearing blasts and could see flames soaring into the night sky.  More »

Westlake buys European resins maker for $667M

“The acquisition of Vinnolit is an excellent strategic fit for Westlake,” Chief Executive Officer Albert Chao said.  More »

EPA Proposes new “residual risk” rule for refineries

Cross Posted from Center for Progressive Reform Blog: On May 14, 2014, the EPA proposed new rules to control “residual risk” from hazardous air emissions (such as from benzene) at the nation’s petroleum refineries.     The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to calculate whether or not residual risk to human health exists after […]  More »

Report: Export boom will boost Houston job growth

A report by the Greater Houston Partnership and HSBC Bank says Houston may enjoy a 15 percent rise in exports, creating 55,000 new jobs.  More »
Page 1 of 1612345...10...Last »