Petrochemical

Petrochemicals Shine Brightly During Eclipse

Everyone’s focus is on the sun today, as millions of Americans gaze upwards to witness the spectacular solar eclipse. And petrochemicals will be shining brightly today, as they help people to safely view the eclipse and help scientists to learn...

/ August 21, 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