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U.S. Renewable diesel capacity growth through 2025 represents significant opportunity for producers and rail

Introduction By the end of 2020, renewable diesel capacity is expected to reach 50,000 barrels per day according to Turner, Mason & Company (TM&C), a leading energy consulting and advisory firm, and is expected to grow at a 33% CAGR to over 300,000 barrels per day by the end of 2025.  This growth projection is based […]

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Major landfill gas recycler teams up with leading provider of waste disposal and recycling services to bring to market cost-effective compressed gases

An international leader in developing technology to make clean burning, renewable second-generation biofuels was looking to team up with a leading provider of waste disposal and recycling services to recycle landfill gases into cost-effective compressed natural gases (CNG) and bring them to the energy and transportation markets.  CNG is an eco-friendly alternative to Diesel Fuel, […]

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Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for Petrochemical Companies Exporting to South America

It’s been a decade since the shale gas boom started in the United States, positioning the country and its U.S.-based petrochemical companies as a top producer and one of the lowest cost players in the oil and gas chain. During this decade, many producers began planning and building new ethane/propane crackers to produce ethylene, mostly […]

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Part Two of Five: Achieving Supply Chain Optimization for Dry and Liquid Bulk Commodities

Part 2: A Simple Supply Chain Written by Phil Fisher, PLG Senior Consultant.  Dry Bulk Batch Production via Seller-Managed Trucking and Export Terminal Part Two of our blog series demonstrates a quite simple Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) example for a plant with truck deliveries of a batch-produced, dry bulk product to its own export terminal. This […]

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International polymer producer improves competitive position through optimized warehouse and packaging solution

One of the world’s largest international petrochemicals manufacturers was seeking a way to optimize their export supply chain by selecting a North American warehouse and packaging location(s), enabling them to respond to the needs of their customers in key markets around the world. PLG’s team of experts was engaged to conduct a market study to […]

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Achieving Supply Chain Optimization for Dry and Liquid Bulk Commodities

A FIVE-PART BLOG SERIES Written by Phil Fisher, PLG Senior Consultant.  This five-part blog series will help company management for buyers, sellers, transportation providers (truck, rail, pipeline, barge, ocean), and terminals/warehouses who handle any bulk commodity understand best practices in supply chain optimization (SCO).  We have outlined practical tips on how organizations can better uncover […]

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Leading Permian Basin oil producer develops game-changing approach to frac sand procurement

The client is a leading exploration and production (E&P) company with a top position in the Permian Basin, as well as other North American shale plays and numerous international off-shore/deep-water locations.  Following a highly successful Permian Basin frac sand sourcing and logistics strategy formulation project with PLG Consulting, the client requested support to more finely […]

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Cost-Saving Tips for Freight Shippers During a Recessionary Period

IntroductionDean Piacente, a PLG consultant and respected leader in the rail and intermodal transportation industries, shares his cost-savings and operational improvement tips for companies who utilize various transportation modes for their industrial commodities.  His expert advice aims to help companies manage and/or eliminate costs during this recessionary period. Tip #1. Leverage the recessionary market for […]

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Major metallurgical coal producer implements business continuity strategies to accommodate +50% volume increase while identifying $40 million annual cost savings

A major metallurgical coal producer near the US Gulf Coast supplying a high-quality, high-value met coal for the world market at nearly eight million short tons annually had slated a new mine operation for development that would double their production.  PLG was engaged to identify operational and infrastructure risks of the client’s current supply chain […]

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