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[March 19, 2019] Everything Has Changed – The Frac Sand Revolution, RBN Energy
The U.S. frac sand market has been turned on its head. Over the past three years, demand for the sand used in hydraulic fracturing has more than doubled, dozens of new “local” sand mines have been popping up within the Permian and other fast-growing plays, and frac sand prices have fallen sharply from their 2017 highs. The big changes don’t end there. Continue reading >> 
[December 31, 2018] The Top 10 stories read on in 2018, FleetOwner
From HOS complaints to rising operational costs for truckers, FleetOwner published their Top 10 most engaging stories from 2018. PLG Consulting’s insights on the trucking industry came in at #4 for the year.  Continue reading >> 
[December 4, 2018] Fracking’s Next Boom? Petrochecmial Plants Fuel Debate Over Jobs, Pollution WV Public Broadcasting

PTT Global Chemical is eyeing a spot in Ohio’s Belmont County for a new petrochemical plant. According to PLG Consulting, the cracker plant would require a complex supply chain that would have far-reaching impacts for the entire Ohio Valley. Continue reading >> 

[October 11, 2018] North American MTO plants possible ICIS

Methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology has the potential to be introduced in North America as new methanol projects are being built – if market economics make it financially feasible, Honeywell UOP executives said.  Continue reading >> 

[July 23, 2018] Will China’s Appalachian gas investments survive trade fight? E&E News

“It was pretty interesting to hear they’d canceled right before the conference because of the trade war going on,” said Taylor Robinson, president PLG Consulting  Continue reading >> 

[July 20, 2018] Ethane is about to crack in Appalachia. Now it needs a marketE&E News

“The shale gas is very wet and rich and very low-cost,” says Robinson, president of PLG Consulting, whose research work includes the Appalachian gas . . .  Continue reading >>

[July 2, 2018] Peering Into the Gas & Chemical Industries — Tariffs, Best Practices ... West Virginia Public Broadcasting

“We’re going to have an oversupply,” said Taylor Robinson, the president of PLG Consulting. “The relief valve for that is exports.” During his talk, Robinson …  Continue reading >>

[June 29, 2018] Catching a (second) wave with petrochemicals in Appalachia … Plastics News (blog)

… have gone to Appalachia, as compared to about 67 percent happening on the U.S. Gulf Coast, said Robinson, who’s with PLG Consulting in Chicago.  Continue reading >>

[June 8, 2018] $16M railroad grant could help with Ohio cracker … Pittsburgh Business Times

Taylor Robinson, president of PLG Consulting, told the Appalachian Petrochemical Storage Hub Conference in Southpointe this week that 90 percent of the . . .  Continue reading >>

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