• LNG Liquids Touted As Petrochemical Feedstock

    The forecast growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into North America is good news in the short term for petrochemical producers but bad news for natural gas processors who face lower margins, a Houston, Texas consultant said Tuesday.

    April 18, 2007, 12 PM MDT

  • Aux Sable, NOVA Chemicals To Develop Alberta Ethane Extraction Plant

    A proposed ethane extraction plant north of Fort Saskatchewan to be owned and operated by Aux Sable Canada Ltd. (ASC) could offer growth opportunities in the Alberta petrochemical industry, says a NOVA Chemicals Corporation executive.

    March 22, 2007, 12 PM MDT

  • Inter Pipeline To Increase Ethane Output From Empress V

    Inter Pipeline Fund says it will invest in a $36 million capital project to increase ethane production at the Empress V natural gas liquids extraction plant in southern Alberta.

    October 17, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Aux Sable, BA Reach Deal On Upgrader Offgas

    Field construction is expected to begin next spring on the $45 million first phase of a plant to process "offgas" from a heavy oil upgrader to produce an additional source of ethane for the Alberta petrochemical industry.

    October 6, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Gulf To Produce 20% World's Ethylene By 2010

    Dubai (Reuters) - Gulf Arab countries will account for about 20% of the world's ethylene production by 2010 as they expand petrochemical output capacity, the secretary general of a Gulf petrochemicals lobby said today.

    October 2, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Petrochemical Companies Welcome New Alberta Ethane Policy

    A new Alberta ethane policy could encourage petrochemical companies to invest in new infrastructure, possibly as joint ventures, to obtain additional sources of ethane, industry officials said Friday.

    October 2, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Alberta Policy To Encourage Ethane Extraction

    A new policy introduced by the Alberta government will bring more ethane feedstock to the petrochemical industry and expand opportunities for value-added upgrading, the government announced this morning.

    September 29, 2006, 12 PM MDT

  • Ethane Woes Starving Petrochemical Industry, Dow Says

    Alberta's nascent petrochemical industry could be rendered uneconomic without adequate access to ethane, Dow Chemical Canada Inc. warned Tuesday.

    March 15, 2006, 12 PM MST

  • Nexen To Close Amherstburg Chemicals Plant

    Nexen Inc. announces that effective July 31 it will be closing its sodium chlorate plant located in Amherstburg, Ontario.

    June 30, 2005, 12 PM MDT

  • Royalty Regime Should Treat Ethane Like Oilsands: Dow

    Kananaskis -- The president of Dow Chemical Canada Inc. says the petrochemical industry's call for government intervention to encourage ethane production in Alberta isn't at odds with free market ideology.

    June 9, 2005, 12 PM MDT

  • Petrochemical Producers Advised To Diversify

    Kananaskis --The Alberta petrochemical industry should be globally cost competitive if it can diversity into cracking products such as naphtha and maximize production of co-products, a Houston consultant said this week.

    June 8, 2005, 12 PM MDT

  • Northern Gas Should Benefit Alberta Petrochemical Sector: Melchin

    Alberta can and should play a role in the development of northern natural gas as a source of feedstock for the province's petrochemical industry, says the province's energy minister.

    March 8, 2005, 12 PM MST

  • CanWest, NOVA To Study Oil Shale Potential In Saskatchewan

    CanWest Petroleum Corporation says it has reached an agreement with NOVA Chemicals Corporation to jointly study the feasibility of the Pasquia Hills oil shale project as a potential source of petrochemical feedstocks.

    January 7, 2005, 12 PM MST

  • Higher Energy Prices Expected To Continue To Affect Industry Costs

    Natural gas and crude oil prices are expected to remain at high levels for the foreseeable future - meaning there will be continued pressure on resource-based, value-added industries, such as petrochemicals, to control costs.

    June 10, 2004, 12 PM MDT

  • Task Force Mulled For Bitumen-Petrochemical Industry Co-operation

    The Alberta government is considering the appointment of a high-level industry/government task force to look at greater integration of the oilsands and petrochemical industries to deliver value-added petrochemical products, a Calgary MLA said Thursday.

    January 30, 2004, 12 PM MST

  • Ethane From Bitumen A Long-Term Possibility, Conference Told

    While it's unlikely in the next five to 10 years, ethane from bitumen could eventually become a factor in the Alberta natural gas liquids marketplace, a conference heard Monday.

    November 25, 2003, 12 PM MST

  • Petrochemical Recovery On The Horizon, Say Consultants

    After "seven long years" of diminishing returns, North American ethylene demand should begin to pick up next year, petrochemical producers meeting in Kananaskis Country heard this week.

    June 13, 2003, 12 PM MDT

  • Government, Industry Urged To Seize Petrochem Feedstock Initiative

    A provincial petrochemical industry built on low-cost ethane was challenged Tuesday to get involved in developing a new "Alberta Advantage" to ensure the industry remains competitive in the face of rising natural gas prices.

    June 11, 2003, 12 PM MDT