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U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy was expected to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday,…

Gulf Coast | Tropical Storm Cindy

Industrial Info

Tue Jun 20 2017

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry…

Natural Gas | Texas | Gulf Coast | Louisiana | Market Outlook | Power Projects | Power Generation | Renewables | Combined Cycle | Windfarm

Industrial Info

Thu Oct 27 2016

Gulf Coast Petrochemical Producers Beset by Maintenance Outages This Week

The U.S. Gulf Coast has seen a lot of ethylene activity this week, with a substantial amount of capacity remaining offline as a result…

Gulf Coast | Ethylene | ExxonMobil | Westlake Petrochemicals | Petrochemical Outages

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 26 2016

IIR Energy - U.S Crude Oil Runs Improve Despite Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns

U.S. crude oil runs moved 268,000 barrels per day higher on the week to exceed the previous 2016 high, which was set in…

Crude Oil | Refinery | Unplanned Outages | Gulf Coast | PADD 3 | CDU | Refinery Maintenance

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 17 2016

Phillips 66 Nears Completion of LPG Production, Export Terminal in Freeport, Texas

Phillips 66 is close to completing construction on a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and export terminal in Freeport, Texas. The facility is designed to…

LPG | Production | Phillips 66 | Texas | Gulf Coast | Construction | Engineering | EPC

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 16 2016

Dow Chemical’s Freeport Ethylene Unit Running at Reduced Rates

Dow Chemical Corporation’s (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) 2.3 billion-pound-per-year LHC 8 ethylene unit, which is located at the plant in Freeport, Texas, is…

Dow Chemical | Gulf Coast | Texas | Ethylene

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 12 2016

UPDATE: Motiva Puts Out Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises extinguished a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Thursday. The fire was located at the refinery’s 45,000…

Motiva | Gulf Coast | Refining | Hydrocracker | Petrochemical

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

Motiva Battles Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000…

Motiva | Louisiana | Gulf Coast | Fire | Hydrocracker | Refining

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

Natural Gas Industry Poised for Demand Growth, Even While Weathering Downturn

The explosion of natural gas plays has revolutionized the energy sector in America over the last 10 years. Geologic shale formations that were long recognized…

Natural Gas | Gulf Coast

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 20 2016

U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy was expected to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts, and little change in strength was expected before the storm reached the coast. Tropical-storm-force »

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry projects. The projects vary in scope, ranging from a proposed $1.3 billion offshore windfarm down to basic maintenance projects at existing plants. In its upcoming Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which will be »

Gulf Coast Petrochemical Producers Beset by Maintenance Outages This Week

The U.S. Gulf Coast has seen a lot of ethylene activity this week, with a substantial amount of capacity remaining offline as a result of plant problems. ExxonMobil Chemical’s 1 billion-pound-per-year USC 1 and 800 million-pound-per-year USC II ethane cracking units in Beaumont, Texas, remain shut down due to major complications in a cooling tower. The company is »

IIR Energy - U.S Crude Oil Runs Improve Despite Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns

U.S. crude oil runs moved 268,000 barrels per day higher on the week to exceed the previous 2016 high, which was set in mid-July. Crude runs improved in all regions except for PADD 1, which saw a small decline. The Gulf Coast was the main driver of this week’s increase in crude throughput. PADD 3 shrugged off »

Phillips 66 Nears Completion of LPG Production, Export Terminal in Freeport, Texas

Phillips 66 is close to completing construction on a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and export terminal in Freeport, Texas. The facility is designed to export about 4.4 million barrels a month of propane and butane once operational in mid-September 2016. Burns & McDonnell and Zachry are the engineering, production and construction firms for the $1 billion project. For »

Dow Chemical’s Freeport Ethylene Unit Running at Reduced Rates

Dow Chemical Corporation’s (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) 2.3 billion-pound-per-year LHC 8 ethylene unit, which is located at the plant in Freeport, Texas, is running at reduced rates while the company swaps towers within the unit to perform cleaning and routine inspections. The cleaning process is expected to last a few days, and the unit will return to full »

UPDATE: Motiva Puts Out Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises extinguished a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Thursday. The fire was located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Plant personnel will investigate the cause and extent of damage to the unit over the coming week, after which a timeline will be established for repairs and estimated unit restart. No others »

Motiva Battles Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Exact details are still developing. Industrial Info will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. No injuries have been reported, according to news accounts. The Convent refinery is in St. James »

Natural Gas Industry Poised for Demand Growth, Even While Weathering Downturn

The explosion of natural gas plays has revolutionized the energy sector in America over the last 10 years. Geologic shale formations that were long recognized as fossil-fuel laden remained untapped until horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing became viable exploration options. These shale drilling technologies have brought on the plays of Barnett and Eagle Ford (Texas), Haynesville (Louisiana & Texas), and »