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PA Town Approves $6B Shell Ethane Cracker Plant

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David Paradis Named President of Weir Flow Control Division


The Weir Group PLC has appointed David Paradis to its group executive as president of the Weir Flow Control Division. He will take up this new role on January 23, 2017. Paradis succeeds John Heasley who was appointed Weir Group CFO in October 2016.

Paradis is currently president of Weir Oil & Gas&r...


GE, Transocean Announce Performance-Based Service Agreement


GE Oil & Gas has secured a new contractual service agreement (CSA), valued at approximately $180 million, with Transocean. Under the agreement , GE will provide condition-based monitoring and maintenance services for pressure control equipment on seven of Transocean’s rigs over the next 10 t...


PA Town Approves $6B Shell Ethane Cracker Plant


Potter Township in western Pennsylvania has granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion petrochemical plant to be built by Shell Chemicals. The location was chosen because more than 70% of North American polyethylene customers are within a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA. More state and fede...


$4.17B Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Approved


Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project has received its environmental certificate from British Columbia, Canada. The proposed $4.17 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project would increase the capacity of the pipeline to 890,000 barrels per day. The current capacity of the pipeline is 3...


Texas Economy Poised to Shift into ‘Second Gear’ in 2017


Texas job growth should increase slightly from 1.6% in 2016 to about 2% in 2017, says Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas assistant vice president and senior economist Keith Phillips.

“Job growth picked up in the second half of 2016 due to a stabilization of the energy sector,” Phillips said. ...


World Bank: U.S. Could Boost Global Economy in 2017


Global growth for 2017 is projected at 2.7%, 0.1% lower than the June 2016 forecast, and 0.4% higher than the estimate for 2016. Going forward, according to the World Bank, global growth is projected to pick up modestly, reaching 2.9% by 2018.

Downside risks to global growth include increasing policy u...


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