Jim Cooper

All posts by Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper is the Senior Petrochemical Advisor for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit AFPM.org.

Crude Oil and Refineries: Part 1

Sometimes when I read articles and blogs about oil and the products made from oil, I get the impression that there is a lack of understanding about refineries and how common products like gasoline are made. I’m going to take...

/ June 17, 2015

Shale on a Plane: the importance of petrochemicals in airplanes

My inner geek comes out at surprising times. I recently found myself on a commercial flight going to Houston for a panel discussion on shale development and how it is changing American manufacturing. We are in the beginning phases of...

/ December 8, 2014

An American Manufacturing Renaissance: Wait for it…

Being a dinosaur and unfamiliar with social media, I was asked to write a blog on something near and dear to my heart. Since beer has little to do with petrochemicals, I guess I should talk about shale development and what...

/ August 5, 2014