Manufacturing

Our Industries’ Response to Harvey

The unprecedented disaster wrought by Hurricane Harvey has the safety of friends, family, colleagues and communities along the Gulf Coast weighing heavy on our minds and hearts. As the crisis continues to unfold over this Labor Day Weekend, members of...

/ September 1, 2017
One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Petrochemicals

Preface: So, I was asked if we can somehow tie Moon Day with petrochemicals. I said that I’m pretty sure space suits are made from synthetic materials, so that’s a pretty good tie-in. Well, it turns out that the space...

/ July 19, 2017

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Progress in the 2.5 Years since Authorization

It’s been two and a half years since Congress granted the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program long-term authorization.  The CFATS program requires facilities that have chemicals at DHS’s thresholds to report them.  If DHS determines...

Breaking Through the Red Tape: A Look at EPA Regulatory Reform

In conversations surrounding regulatory reform, I’ve noticed a common misperception that the oil and gas industry wants the freedom to do whatever it wants – whenever it wants – with no government intervention. Let me just clear the air (pun...

/ June 9, 2017