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LNG exports in Louisiana, U.S. as a whole are on the rise

Nine vessels carrying LNG left from Louisiana last week, part of a rise in U.S. exports of the super-chilled fuel.

API report: Nearly one quarter of Louisiana’s GDP is tied to oil and gas

More than 12% of Louisiana jobs and 23% of the state’s gross domestic product are tied to the oil and natural gas industry, according to a new analysis from The American Petroleum Institute that aims to highlight the industry’s importance in Louisiana.

Driftwood LNG first phase likely two plants with up to four trains each

Ahead of sanctioning full construction of Driftwood LNG, Executive Chairman Charif Souki is suggesting Tellurian will proceed with a two-plant first phase, each with up to four trains,

H&E Equipment sells off crane business

The company entered into a definitive agreement to sell its crane business for $130 million in cash to a subsidiary of global crane manufacturer The Manitowoc Company.

Louisiana in the running for a $35M potato preservative facility

Food preservation company 1,4GROUP is considering Ascension Parish for a potential $35 million chemical processing facility.

Chennault Airport breaks ground on $4M cargo facility

Chennault International Airport has broken ground on a $4 million facility that represents its entry into the air cargo sector.



My Toughest Challenge: Denise DeLaune of Union Carbide

Denise DeLaune has come full circle in the 20 or so years since graduating from LSU with a degree in chemical engineering. Since 1997,...

My Toughest Challenge: Rhoman Hardy of Shell Geismar

A Lake Charles native, Rhoman Hardy began his career in 1988 at Shell’s Taft plant, eventually becoming an electrical engineer there in 1991. Since...
It's a hotly debated subject, to be sure, but most would agree that a move toward alternative forms of power, net-zero emissions and other environmental goals is quickly accelerating. The COVID-19 pandemic bears some of the blame, as it temporarily obliterated the world’s demand for oil and gas. That...


industrial projects
10/12 Industry Report tracks the status of announced or proposed industrial projects in south Louisiana since Jan. 1, 2014, with projected capital investment of $25 million or more. The top map indicates projects estimated at $250 million or more; the map below it, those between $25 million and $250 million. Data is current as of May 1, 2021. Second line...