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...Hexagon PPM will present a free webinar on how to drive productivity and continuous improvement during the commissioning phase of a project....
  Friday, June 14, 2019 Production
...The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that production of hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) in the U.S. increased by 500,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) last year over 2017 levels, reaching 5 million BBL/d....
  Friday, June 14, 2019 Production
...Industrial Info is tracking nearly $26 billion worth of U.S. chemical capital project activity that is planned to kick off construction in the second half of 2019....
  Friday, June 14, 2019 Chemical
...ExxonMobil and SABIC said today they will proceed with construction of a joint-venture chemical facility and 1.8 million-metric-ton-per-year ethane steam cracker in San Patricio County, Texas....
ExxonMobil SABIC Thursday, June 13, 2019 Chemical
...Industrial Info is tracking nearly $2.8 billion worth of projects that have had their restarts verified within the past year and are set to begin construction before the end of the summer...
  Thursday, June 13, 2019 Power
...The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a global policy framework that will affect plant operation policies for the future. At the International Conference on Chemicals Management, a decision will be made on how chemicals should be managed after 2020....
Chem Thursday, June 13, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 242 active chemical-processing projects in Fujian Province, China, with a total investment value of more than $31 billion...
Fujian chem 0619 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Market Brief
...Oman has a much-diversified economy, unlike its neighboring countries, which are largely dependent on oil and mineral resources. The country also has significant oil and gas reserves and is a leading non-OPEC oil exporter in the region. However, Oman continues to pursue its economic diversification by making huge investments in the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Industrial info is tracking 28 capital chemicals projects worth more than $12 billion in Oman. Click here for a list of projects. A major portion of the investment ($5.5 billion) is planned to be spent for 12 petrochemical projects, followed by the plastic/rubber sector, which has six projects valued at $3 billion. See graph for a breakdown by sector.
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Oman Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info's Disaster Impact Tracker is monitoring the potential impact of a powerful cyclone that is expected to make landfall on Thursday in the Indian state of Gujarat....
Cyclone Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Chemical
...West Africa's natural gas reserves have attracted investors from around the world. Industrial Info is tracking 31 projects in the region'sChemical Processing Industry...
West Africa chemical 0619 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Market Brief
...Nearly all of the petrochemical plants in Iran that were shut down in April due to widespread flooding have restarted. The units, including two large ethylene units and a few polymer units, were closed for unplanned maintenance due to flood-related damage and the cut-off of feedstock supplies for 7-8 weeks. The units are expected to quickly ramp up production in the coming weeks.

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  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Chemical
...Industrial Info is tracking nearly $70 billion in active ethylene-production projects in China, including Sinopec Hainan Refining & Chemical's 1 million-ton project...
China ethylene 0619 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking nearly $144 billion in Shell project activity.

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Shell Friday, June 7, 2019 Production
...SIBUR Holding and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) signed a term sheet on a potential joint venture at the Amursky Gas Chemical Complex, according to local news. After a final investment decision that SIBUR will make this quarter, Sinopec could opt for 40% ownership in a joint venture.

Previously, SIBUR and Gazprom signed a long-term contract for the supply of the ethane to the new plant.

The Amursky Gas Chemical Complex is a grassroot project in the Amur region of Russia. The annual capacity of the new facility will be 1.5 million tons of ethylene and a combined 1.5 million tons of high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene and Butene-1, making it the largest plant of its kind in Russia's Far East. The estimated total investment investing in the project is $7 billion to $8 billion....
  Friday, June 7, 2019 Market Brief
...China's methanol-manufacturing sector has 84 projects underway, worth a total of $34 billion, according to Industrial Info's project database...
China Methanol 0619 Thursday, June 6, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 73 active chemical capital and maintenance projects in Uzbekistan with a combined total investment value of more than $6 billion. Of these, 42 projects are in the planning phase; six are in the engineering phase; and 25 projects are under construction. Navoi leads all other regions, with 14 active projects valued at more than $1 billion. Click here for a list of projects and see graph below for investment by region....
201902 Thursday, June 6, 2019 Market Brief
...The proposed $8.8 billion sale of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's (NYSE:APC) assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa is under threat after Algeria's government said it will block the sale to French company Total SA (NYSE:TOT)....
  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Production
...Iraq's chemical producers are looking forward to reviving the country's Chemical Processing Industry and are seeking investments to restart existing units and add new ones. Industrial Info is tracking 36 chemical projects in Iraq valued at more than $7 billion. The major portion of the investment, more than $4 billion, is expected in the agro-chemical sector, followed by plastics/rubbers at $903 million. Click here for a list of projects and see graph below for investment by sector....
Iraq Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Market Brief
...Saudi Arabia is the top petrochemical producer in the Middle East, with nearly one-fifth of the world's proven petroleum reserves...
Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Projects Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Market Brief
...Gateway Consulting Group will present a webinar on Process Hazard Analysis (PHA). PHA is fundamental to any process safety management program....
  Monday, June 3, 2019 Chemical
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