Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Storage

Frac Spread: Prices Falling And They’re Not Done

Natural gas, ethane and propane struggle with too much output and more to come.

January 16, 2020

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Iran Crisis Vs. China Talks—A Good Trade

Oil prices retreat after the Middle East tensions eased, but stronger fundamentals could emerge if trade initiatives succeed.

January 9, 2020

Petrochemicals , Midstream

Enterprise, Navigator Load First Vessel At Ethylene Export Terminal

Vessel carries 25 million pounds of ethylene for Marubeni Corp.

January 8, 2020

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas , Crude Oil , Trade , International

Column: US Energy Consumption Hit By Economic Slowdown

Most traders are anticipating a cyclical acceleration in oil and energy consumption this year as the manufacturing and freight sectors put last year’s slowdown behind them.

January 7, 2020

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Price Slump

Last week’s dip was slight, but NGL haunted by ghost of December prices past.

December 19, 2019

Petrochemicals , Imports , Exports , International

China Announces Tariff Exemptions For US Chemical, Oil Products

The decision, in effect for a year, could increase US petrochemical exports to China.

December 19, 2019

Marcellus–Utica Midstream , Petrochemicals , Shale Plays , Construction

Why Shell Headed For The Hills To Position Its Petchem Plant

Not only will the ethane cracker be supplied by the Marcellus and Utica shales, but the customers for its polyethylene are within a 700-mile radius.

December 18, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Slow Ride

Hydrocarbon prices are improving, but at a slower rate than expected based on tailwinds.

December 6, 2019

Petrochemicals

Three Workers Injured At TPC Refinery Explosion

Officials reported all workers were accounted for and three workers were injured in an early morning explosion at TPC Group’s refinery in Port Neches, Texas. The blast was  reportedly that felt more than 30 miles (48 kms) away from the plant, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

November 27, 2019

Petrochemicals , Natural Gas liquids (NGL) , Natural Gas , Frac Spread , Crude Oil , Storage

Frac Spread: Winter Demand For Butane Bolsters NGL ‘Barrel’

Exports are also strong as normal butane chips away at the spread with isobutane.

November 21, 2019