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North America Metals & Minerals Project Construction Starts Total $22 Billion in 2018

Last year turned out to be the best year for Metals & Minerals project starts in North America since 2014. The value of projects starting…

Metal Industry | Mining | coal mining | steel | Steel Mill | steel industry

William Ploch

Fri Jan 11 2019

Global Refining's FCCU Activity Abounds in 2019

Industrial Info is tracking planned fluidized and resid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) capital spending projects worth $674 million that are scheduled to begin construction this…

Refining | refineries | Refining Projects | Petrochemical | Petroleum Refining | FCCU | Fluid Catalytic Cracking

William Ploch

Tue Jan 08 2019

Williams Places Gulf Connector Project Into Service

Williams announced Friday that its Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with the global liquefied natural gas…

Pipelines | Williams Companies | Williams Partners | Energy | Natural Gas | LNG | Liquefied Natural Gas

William Ploch

Mon Jan 07 2019

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The…

Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | drilling | Natural Gas | Energy | Oil & Gas

William Ploch

Fri Jan 04 2019

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in…

Energy | LNG | Natural Gas | Exports | NGL | Oil | Crude Oil

William Ploch

Wed Jan 02 2019

Tableau Dashboards Tell the Hidden Story in Industrial Info's Volumes of Data

Data is the building block for analytics, and Industrial Info has access to more data than ever before. As our global coverage grows, Industrial Info’…

tableau | analytics | Labor | Labor Market | Market Trends | Market Outlook | Power Market | IIR Energy | analysis | Energy Market

William Ploch

Fri Dec 14 2018

Spending Index Shows Impact of Chemical Mega Projects

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, showed a 23% drop…

Ethylene | Polyethylene | Ammonia | acids | Chemicals | Chemical Plant | Chemical Processing

William Ploch

Tue Dec 04 2018

National Steel City Appoints Industry Veteran Ryan G. Miner, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Plymouth, Mich., and Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 28, 2018--National Steel City (NSC), one of the nation's leading structural/mechanical erectors serving the power industry, today announced…

steel | National Steel City | Steel Mill | steel industry | Metal Industry | Metals & Minerals | Construction | Power Construction | Power Plants

William Ploch

Wed Nov 28 2018

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange…

Energy | Power | Power Plants | Power Market | Nuclear | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Plant | Nuclear Energy | Natural Gas | Natural Gas Plant | Pipelines | Oil | Crude Oil | Coal | Fossil Fuel | Renewables

William Ploch

Tue Nov 27 2018

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes…

Energy | Renewables | Renewable Energy | Windfarm | Wind Power | Wind Projects | Solar | Solar Power | Ethylene | Chemicals | Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | Refining | Natural Gas | LNG | fracking | Hydro | Hydropower | drilling | Fossil Fuel

William Ploch

Mon Nov 26 2018

North America Capital and Maintenance Infrastructure Spending Shows Decline

Planned capital and maintenance project spending is showing a 7.4% decline for the forthcoming 12-month period out to third-quarter 2019, according to the latest…


Industrial Info

Mon Nov 12 2018

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed…

Energy | Natural Gas | Oil | Crude Oil | Pipelines | Midstream | Oil & Gas | Terminals | Exports | LNG | LNG Projects | NatGas

Industrial Info

Wed Oct 31 2018

Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index Rises 16.35% in August

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, was up 16.35%…

Energy | Industrial Manufacturing | auto manufacturing | Power Plants | Renewable Energy | Renewables | Fossil Fuel | drilling

William Ploch

Wed Sep 26 2018

New Industrial Info PECWeb Enhancement Improves Access to Disaster Impact Tracker

Industrial Info recently introduced new Disaster Impact Tracker widgets. The Disaster Impact Tracker tool provides users with key insights into the impact of current natural…

hurricanes | Tropical Storm | Weather Events | storms | weather

William Ploch

Tue Sep 25 2018

Mining Webinar in Review: Increased Project Numbers, but Decreased Values

In a recent webinar, Joe Govreau, Industrial Info's vice president of Metals & Minerals research, and Shaheen Chohan, vice president of analytics, discussed the outlook…

Metals & Minerals | mines | Mining | Coal | Coal Mine | coal mining | copper | precious metals | Metal Industry | steel

William Ploch

Fri Sep 21 2018

Cheniere, Vitol Sign 15-Year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas), through subsidiary Cheniere Marketing LLC, signed an agreement with Vitol Incorporated (Rotterdam, Netherlands) in which Vitol will purchase…

LNG | LNG Projects | Cheniere | vitol | Natural Gas | Exports | U.S. Exports

William Ploch

Tue Sep 18 2018

Hurricane Florence Temporarily Idles Coal Export Terminals on U.S. Eastern Coast

The U.S. Mid-Atlantic region already has endured more weather-related devastation than it has seen in years after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the Carolina…

hurricanes | hurricane florence | florence | Coal | Exports | Terminals | trade | Fossil Fuel

William Ploch

Mon Sep 17 2018

Join Nalco Water, BASF for a Webinar on How to Maximize Your Company's Amine Performance

Join Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, and BASF for a webinar on the top three ways to maximize your plant's amine performance. When: Tuesday, September…

amine | Natural Gas | BASF | Natural Gas Plant

William Ploch

Tue Aug 28 2018

Join Industrial Info for Webinar on Europe, Russia Oil & Gas Project Outlook

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be presenting a complimentary webinar on the outlook for Oil & Gas projects in Europe and…

Oil | Oil & Gas | NatGas | Natural Gas | Natural Gas Pipeline | Nord Stream | Russia Oil | Midstream | Midstream Projects

William Ploch

Wed Aug 22 2018

LNG Exports: Cheniere's Corpus Christi LNG Gets Approvals For Train 1 Project

The $5.5 billion Train 1 at Corpus Christi is in its final commissioning stages and is expected to be fully operational in the first…

Natural Gas | Natural Gas Plant | Exports | LNG | LNG Projects | LNG Demand Growth | Corpus Christi | Cheniere | LNG Exports | Cheniere Sabine | LNG News

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 20 2018

North America Metals & Minerals Project Construction Starts Total $22 Billion in 2018

Last year turned out to be the best year for Metals & Minerals project starts in North America since 2014. The value of projects starting construction in the U.S. more than doubled in 2018, outpacing declines in activity of 11% in Canada and 17% in Mexico, according to Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index. Spurred on by a »

Global Refining's FCCU Activity Abounds in 2019

Industrial Info is tracking planned fluidized and resid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) capital spending projects worth $674 million that are scheduled to begin construction this year at 49 petroleum refineries globally. The North American market will see the majority of the spend, followed by Asia (see graph below). More than $200 million worth of project activity is planned to begin »

Williams Places Gulf Connector Project Into Service

Williams announced Friday that its Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline with the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. The Gulf Connector Project expands the Transco pipeline's delivery capacity by 475 million standard cubic feet per day, providing service to Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal in Texas and Freeport LNG Development's »

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The Canadian Press, the price differential between Western Canadian Select (WCS) bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, compared with more »

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Come join us for this complimentary event as we discuss the latest trends that will impact project spending in North America, including the Gulf Coast region, over the next 12 to 24 months. »

Tableau Dashboards Tell the Hidden Story in Industrial Info's Volumes of Data

Data is the building block for analytics, and Industrial Info has access to more data than ever before. As our global coverage grows, Industrial Info’s data scientists and research experts are working to bring the most valuable insights with the help of visual analytics. With today's dynamic environment, business leaders must have qualified answers to make strategic decisions. Data »

Spending Index Shows Impact of Chemical Mega Projects

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, showed a 23% drop in Chemical Processing Industry spending in October. The index for October showed $16.2 billion in spending, down from nearly $21.1 billion in October 2017. The index has shown a drop in chemical spending »

National Steel City Appoints Industry Veteran Ryan G. Miner, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Plymouth, Mich., and Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 28, 2018--National Steel City (NSC), one of the nation's leading structural/mechanical erectors serving the power industry, today announced the appointment of Ryan G. Miner as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Miner brings more than 20 years proven experience in contract negotiation and business development in the construction industry. Miner will join fellow NSC »

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Make sure to join us at Booth 1915 for a look at how Industrial Info's data and analytics products can help industrial equipment and service providers, industrial plant owners, »

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes the need for additional transmission and distribution infrastructure. Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry, discussed these and other subjects at the company's recent Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. »

North America Capital and Maintenance Infrastructure Spending Shows Decline

Planned capital and maintenance project spending is showing a 7.4% decline for the forthcoming 12-month period out to third-quarter 2019, according to the latest analysis from Industrial Info. The pipeline of planned infrastructure spending across the 12 industries Industrial Info researchers track and monitor stands at $593 billion from fourth-quarter 2018 to third-quarter 2019. However, the volume of projects »

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed so rapidly that producers could be forced to trim output, since they lack the takeaway capacity to ship their product. Kinder Morgan, Enbridge, Enable, Williams and other midstream companies are jockeying for the resulting business »

Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index Rises 16.35% in August

Industrial Info's North American Industrial Project Spending Index, which measures the value of active projects in the pipeline for the year, was up 16.35% in August compared with the measurement reported a year earlier, with 10 of the 12 tracked industries showing increases. Stronger economic performance is driving consumer goods manufacturing industries, while higher crude oil prices are driving »

New Industrial Info PECWeb Enhancement Improves Access to Disaster Impact Tracker

Industrial Info recently introduced new Disaster Impact Tracker widgets. The Disaster Impact Tracker tool provides users with key insights into the impact of current natural disasters around the world. In just the first week of September, the tracker tool monitored a tropical storm that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, a hurricane that threatened the U.S. East Coast and »

Mining Webinar in Review: Increased Project Numbers, but Decreased Values

In a recent webinar, Joe Govreau, Industrial Info's vice president of Metals & Minerals research, and Shaheen Chohan, vice president of analytics, discussed the outlook for spending in the global mining industry. While the number of mining projects throughout the world is rising, the overall total investment value is declining, thanks to a larger number of in-plant and brownfield projects. »

Cheniere, Vitol Sign 15-Year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas), through subsidiary Cheniere Marketing LLC, signed an agreement with Vitol Incorporated (Rotterdam, Netherlands) in which Vitol will purchase about 0.7 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cheniere for about 15 years, beginning in 2018. Industrial Info is tracking more than $35.6 billion in active projects involving Cheniere, »

Hurricane Florence Temporarily Idles Coal Export Terminals on U.S. Eastern Coast

The U.S. Mid-Atlantic region already has endured more weather-related devastation than it has seen in years after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the Carolina coast early Friday, and comparisons with Hurricane Harvey's effect on the Texas Gulf Coast last year are multiplying. But there's at least one major difference: The effect on gas supplies and prices have been minimal, »

Join Nalco Water, BASF for a Webinar on How to Maximize Your Company's Amine Performance

Join Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, and BASF for a webinar on the top three ways to maximize your plant's amine performance. When: Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Webinar Focus: The Amine Unit is the heart of a gas plant and when it is not running efficiently, it will impact your plant's availability and »

Join Industrial Info for Webinar on Europe, Russia Oil & Gas Project Outlook

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be presenting a complimentary webinar on the outlook for Oil & Gas projects in Europe and Russia. The webinar will be held August 28 at 9 a.m. CDT (2 p.m. GMT). Join Gordon Gorrie, Industrial Info's vice president of Oil & Gas research; Shane Mullins, vice president of product »

LNG Exports: Cheniere's Corpus Christi LNG Gets Approvals For Train 1 Project

The $5.5 billion Train 1 at Corpus Christi is in its final commissioning stages and is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019; the $5.5 billion Train 2 is under construction and is expected to start up in a little more than a year's time. Each has a 4.5 million-metric-ton-per-year capacity. For more »