Jack Broodo, president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC, told the CERI petrochemical conference that if Canadian companies can find a way to produce products here to supply the Pacific Rim market the Canadian industry could be two or three times larger than it is today.
June 14, 2011, 12 PM MDT
The rapid growth in unconventional natural gas production which has driven down gas prices is good news for the North American ethane-based petrochemical industry, an industry conference heard last week.
June 13, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Houston (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co. plans to increase ethylene and propylene production as the largest U.S. chemical maker seeks to benefit from growing supplies of natural gas liquids that U.S. shale fields are producing.
April 25, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Williams plans to spend $311 million on the expansion of its facilities near Fort McMurray and Redwater as part of a long-term agreement to supply NOVA Chemicals Corporation with up to 17,000 bbls per day of ethane and ethylene from an oilsands upgrader off-gas.
March 29, 2011, 12 PM MDT
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is advancing a feasibility study to construct a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives at one of its existing facilities in the United States Gulf Coast region using expected shale gas reserves as feedstock.
March 28, 2011, 12 PM MDT
The Alberta government is extending for another five years a program to encourage increased ethane extraction from natural gas for the petrochemical industry and expanding it to include ethane extracted from off-gases that result from bitumen refining or upgrading.
March 24, 2011, 12 PM MDT
AltaGas Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement with NOVA Chemicals Corporation for the Harmattan Co-stream Project.
March 7, 2011, 12 PM MST
NOVA Chemicals has executed definitive agreements with Hess Corporation and Vantage Pipeline Canada Inc./Vantage Pipeline US LP to purchase and transport ethane production from Hess' Tioga gas plant in North Dakota via a proposed pipeline to Alberta.
February 24, 2011, 12 PM MST
With little fanfare Calgary-based Williams Energy Canada is going ahead with a $340 million high vapor pressure liquids pipeline that a Williams executive says will be the backbone of $1.5 billion in total investments aimed at converting off-gases produced at oilsands upgraders into value-added feedstock for Alberta's petrochemical industry.
August 5, 2010, 12 PM MDT
Liquids-rich gas is a critical feedstock for the petrochemical industry, and so when deciding which is preferred, shale gas or northern projects, the answer is simple: all of them, says an industry official.
July 19, 2010, 12 PM MDT
NOVA Chemicals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hess Corporation and Mistral Energy Inc. to purchase and transport ethane production from Hess' Tioga gas plant in North Dakota via a proposed pipeline to Alberta.
July 19, 2010, 12 PM MDT
The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board has approved an application from Williams Energy (Canada) Inc. to construct and operate a high vapour pressure (HVP) products pipeline from the Fort McMurray area to the Redwater area.
June 7, 2010, 12 PM MDT
AltaGas Income Trust has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) which would acquire natural gas liquids from the trust's proposed Harmattan co-stream project.
July 6, 2009, 12 PM MDT
(Reuters) - Nova Chemicals Corp. shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Corp.'s $500 million takeover of the raw plastics manufacturer, which comes amid a major downturn in the petrochemical industry.
April 17, 2009, 12 PM MDT
NOVA Chemicals Corporation said today it has entered into an agreement providing for the acquisition of all its outstanding common shares for a cash consideration of $6 (U.S.) per share by International Petroleum Investment Company which is wholly-owned by the Abu Dhabi government.
February 23, 2009, 12 PM MST
The oilsands will emerge as an important long-term supply of feedstock for Canada's petrochemical industry with natural gas production on a steady decline, resulting in less natural gas liquids available for processing.
April 14, 2008, 12 PM MDT
Aux Sable Canada Ltd. and Dow Chemical Canada Inc. have entered into an agreement relating to the long-term sale of an ethane/ethylene stream from Aux Sable's Heartland offgas plant (HOP).
January 17, 2008, 12 PM MST
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) says it has developed an efficient, cost-effective alternative to Alberta's current natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction convention that will increase the volumes of NGLs available for value-added upgrading in Alberta.
November 6, 2007, 12 PM MST
While work to secure supply continues, the head of Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. remains confident that a proposed liquefied natural gas and petrochemical project in Nova Scotia is viable.
October 25, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Ethane is a critical feedstock for Alberta's petrochemical industry which wants a new provincial policy to ensure that liquids are stripped from the natural gas before it is exported from the province.
October 11, 2007, 12 PM MDT
NOVA Chemicals Corporation has reached an agreement with Williams Companies, Inc. to evaluate processing current and future off-gas streams from the Alberta oilsands to extract ethane.
July 23, 2007, 12 PM MDT
NOVA Chemicals Corporation is doing design work this year for a possible demonstration plant to test technology it has developed to convert bitumen into petrochemical feedstock.
July 23, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Keyera Facilities Income Fund announced today that it has initiated a project to extract ethane from the raw natural gas processed at its Rimbey gas plant in west central Alberta.
July 12, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Alberta's petrochemical industry is poised to increase production following implementation the Incremental Ethane Extraction Policy (IEEP) approved Tuesday by the provincial cabinet.
July 11, 2007, 12 PM MDT
Both producers and users of natural gas liquids are sharpening their pencils and preparing for the recently launched Alberta Energy and Utilities Board inquiry on NGL extraction.
June 18, 2007, 12 PM MDT