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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

U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Projects 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

William Ploch

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

China's Proposed LNG Tariff Jeopardizes U.S. Projects

Billions of dollars in new export terminal projects are now at risk as China's retaliatory measures extend to the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

LNG | Sabine LNG | Cameron LNG | Freeport LNG | Natural Gas-Fired Generation | Natural Gas | Tariffs | trade | trade war

William Ploch

Thu Aug 16 2018

U.S. Refineries Running at Record Levels

The only thing that is certain about unplanned refinery shutdowns is that they will occur. The timing, magnitude and importance of unplanned events remains mostly…

Refining | Refinery | Petroleum Refining | Oil & Petroleum | Gasoline | Gasoline Blending | Oil & Gas | U.S Refineries

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 13 2018

IEA Report: Fall in Renewables and New Nuclear Energy Spending

For the third consecutive year, global energy investment dropped by 2% in 2017 with declines noted in both renewables and new nuclear power projects. Figures…

Renewables | Renewable Energy | Nuclear | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Energy | Nuclear Plant | Windfarm | Wind Power | Solar | Solar Power | photovoltaic

William Ploch

Wed Aug 08 2018

Even More Ethylene Coming for U.S. Gulf Coast

Growth in ethylene capacity has broken all historical records in recent years, with multiple world-scale crackers constructed in Texas and Louisiana. Even as ExxonMobil commissions…

Ethylene Capacity | Ethylene Production | Polyethylene | Chemicals | Chemical Plant | Chemical Projects | Chemical Processing | Chemical Production

William Ploch

Fri Jul 27 2018

U.S. Refining Capacity Stays Flat Between 2017 and 2018

As of January 1, 2018, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity totaled 18.6 million barrels per calendar day, a slight decrease of 0.…

Refining | Refining Projects | Petrochemical | Petroleum Refining | Crude Oil | Crude Oil Market

William Ploch

Tue Jul 17 2018

More Work for U.S. Oil Refineries Means More Refinery Shutdowns

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. have slumped to their lowest levels in more than three years, fueled by high exports and near-record refinery…

Refining | Refinery Outage | Refinery Outages | Crude Oil Market | Oil | Oil & Gas | Refinery Shutdown | Refinery Turnaround | U.S Oil Refineries | Refinery Turnaround Schedule

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 12 2018

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Pharmaceutical-Biotech Project Outlook

Industrial Info will present a complimentary webinar on the global Pharmaceutical-Biotech project outlook on July 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m.…

pharmaceutical | Pharmaceutical & Biotech | drugindustry | biotech | medical | medicine

Brian Ford

Mon Jul 09 2018

Valero Refineries Retains No. 1 Spot as Top U.S. Refiner, but Changes are On The Way

With a refining capacity of nearly 2.2 million barrels per day (BBL/d), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio, Texas) maintains its bragging…

Valero Refinery

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 04 2018

U.S. Tariffs Make More Waves on Steel, Auto Fronts

Higher import tariffs, potential or already realized, continue to make waves in the U.S. On Wednesday, a U.S. group that represents users of…

Tariffs | trade | steel | Trump | autos | car industry | auto manufacturing

William Ploch

Thu Jun 28 2018

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook

Industrial Info will be presenting a complimentary webinar on the spending outlook for the global Chemical Process Industry on June 26 at 9 a.m.…

Chemicals | Chemical Projects | Chemical Plant | Ethylene | Ethylene Units | Ethane Cracker | Polyethylene

William Ploch

Mon Jun 25 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 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 »

U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Projects 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 »

China's Proposed LNG Tariff Jeopardizes U.S. Projects

Billions of dollars in new export terminal projects are now at risk as China's retaliatory measures extend to the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. China's newly proposed 25% tariff on U.S. LNG imports could place $200 billion in unsanctioned project development along the Gulf Coast at risk. U.S. developers seeking to secure sales contracts to fund »

U.S. Refineries Running at Record Levels

The only thing that is certain about unplanned refinery shutdowns is that they will occur. The timing, magnitude and importance of unplanned events remains mostly uncertain. Or does it? Perhaps we could argue that unplanned refinery turnarounds, even those of small magnitude, are more important during a period of low planned turnarounds such as the end of the summer driving »

IEA Report: Fall in Renewables and New Nuclear Energy Spending

For the third consecutive year, global energy investment dropped by 2% in 2017 with declines noted in both renewables and new nuclear power projects. Figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA) show that global energy investment totalled $1.8 trillion in 2017, a 2% decline in real terms from the previous year. In its World Energy Investment 2018 report, the »

Even More Ethylene Coming for U.S. Gulf Coast

Growth in ethylene capacity has broken all historical records in recent years, with multiple world-scale crackers constructed in Texas and Louisiana. Even as ExxonMobil commissions a new cracker in Texas this month, another 8 billion pounds of new capacity is planned to be brought online during the remaining months of 2018. Formosa, Sasol and Shintech each have new units planned »

U.S. Refining Capacity Stays Flat Between 2017 and 2018

As of January 1, 2018, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity totaled 18.6 million barrels per calendar day, a slight decrease of 0.1% since the beginning of 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Industrial Info is tracking more than $30 billion in U.S. Petroleum Refining project activity. The U.S. Southwest region, particularly »

More Work for U.S. Oil Refineries Means More Refinery Shutdowns

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. have slumped to their lowest levels in more than three years, fueled by high exports and near-record refinery performance. The massive influx of business means many refineries will need to undergo maintenance-related turnarounds--many of them unplanned--to stay in shape. Industrial Info is tracking more than $3 billion in planned turnarounds at Petroleum Refining »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Pharmaceutical-Biotech Project Outlook

Industrial Info will present a complimentary webinar on the global Pharmaceutical-Biotech project outlook on July 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT). Join Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info's vice president of Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry research, and Shaheen Chohan, vice president of global analytics, as they discuss the future of the industry. Industrial Info is tracking $149 billion in »

Valero Refineries Retains No. 1 Spot as Top U.S. Refiner, but Changes are On The Way

With a refining capacity of nearly 2.2 million barrels per day (BBL/d), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio, Texas) maintains its bragging rights as the No. 1 refiner in the U.S, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In all, Industrial Info is tracking more than $35 billion »

U.S. Tariffs Make More Waves on Steel, Auto Fronts

Higher import tariffs, potential or already realized, continue to make waves in the U.S. On Wednesday, a U.S. group that represents users of imported steel filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the steel tariffs. Meanwhile, a U.S. auto manufacturing group warned that a potential 25% tariff on imported vehicles and vehicle components would amount to a »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook

Industrial Info will be presenting a complimentary webinar on the spending outlook for the global Chemical Process Industry on June 26 at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT). Join Trey Hamblet, Industrial Info's vice president of Research for the Chemical Processing Industry, and Shaheen Chohan, vice president of Global Analytics, to hear their discussion on trends that are »