Petrochemical

Perspectives: Diverse Stakeholders React to EPA’s Announcement of Bigger Ethanol Mandates for 2019

A diversity of consumer groups, environmental organizations, food producers and engine manufacturers joined AFPM in voicing their opposition to the unsustainable ethanol mandates released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019. In November, the EPA announced that it will...

/ December 19, 2018

FACT CHECK: As petrochemical industry expands, facilities are getting cleaner

If you read the headlines in the news lately — “Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Plastics Are Predicted to Rise,” “New Texas petrochemical projects add millions of tons of greenhouse gas pollution, report finds” — you’d think emissions from the petrochemical...

/ December 10, 2018

With new threats, new plastics better protect troops

Sometimes the only thing separating life from death for soldiers on a battlefield is the gear that protects them. And much of it is made from high-tech polymers developed in recent years. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the modern-day version...

/ November 9, 2018

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