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Preparing for summer — and hurricane season

As Americans stock up on emergency essentials like water, batteries and flashlights, U.S. refiners and petrochemical producers stand ready for the weather. Just as Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of summer, June 1st marks the official beginning of the...

/ May 30, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Refining employees among “highest-paid median workers” in 2018

It is a great time to be working in the refining industry. According to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal published yesterday, “Oil and gas drillers and refiners had some of the highest-paid median workers in the energy and utility sectors...

/ April 25, 2019

Expert Voices: Infrastructure Needs Are Hampering U.S. Energy and Petrochemical Potential

U.S. refiners and petrochemical manufacturers were encouraged on April 10 when President Trump signed an executive order that will better clarify the roles of federal and state agencies in permitting decisions for energy infrastructure, including oil and natural gas pipelines....

/ April 11, 2019

Top Takes From AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference 2019

Plastic roads and buildings, the influence of energy and petrochemicals in geopolitics, and chemical and molecular recycling processes that could create a truly circular economy for plastic products were just a few of the topics discussed at AFPM’s 44th International...

/ April 1, 2019