Manufacturing

A Petrochemical Boom Could Go Bust with More Trade Tariffs

*The op-ed below originally appeared in Morning Consult on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 One of America’s major strengths when it comes to the economy and global trade is our petrochemical industry, which produces the building blocks used in manufacturing supply...

/ October 16, 2018

New Report Points to Fuel and Petrochemical Industries Stimulating Job Growth

The latest job numbers out today (Friday, September 7th) once again paint a rosy picture of the U.S. economy – 201,000 jobs were added in August, above expectations, and wages continued to increase. The fuel and petrochemical industries, which are...

/ September 7, 2018

The true legacy of biodiesel mandates: higher costs and higher imports

Much of the focus within the Renewable Fuel Standard is on corn ethanol and the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel mandate. But less critically examined in this policy administered by the Environmental Protection Agency is the mandate for advanced biofuels, including biodiesel...

/ August 17, 2018

Experts Agree: Steel Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. Trade

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has expressed concern about the impact that steel and aluminum tariffs would have on prices at the pump, infrastructure investment and jobs. Measures limiting the free flow of energy trade lead to inefficiencies...

/ August 9, 2018