Petrochemicals

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

Even Refining gets the Royal Touch!

Put down your popover, clotted cream and jam . . . For the Anglophiles out there who are also die-hard royal watchers, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the Valero Pembroke Refinery in southwest Wales earlier this month. The Duke and...

/ November 17, 2014

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014

Petrochemicals – Keeping You Healthy and Warm This Fall

A few months ago I wrote about how petrochemicals helped keep us cool in the heat of the summer. Now with the temperature dropping, the days getting shorter, and the football season in full swing, fall is definitely in the air. Did...

/ October 28, 2014