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Good times are rolling at Louisiana’s ports, despite obstacles

The ports of Louisiana are letting the good times roll – and, even when it means overcoming obstacles, are advancing efforts to keep the supply chain rolling, reports the American Journal of Transportation. The $238...

Nutrien plans world’s largest clean ammonia plant in Geismar by 2024

Nutrien, one of the largest producers of potash and nitrogen fertilizers, has struck a deal with Denbury Carbon Solutions to handle captured emissions from Nutrien's planned Louisiana ammonia facility – a project that the...

Sempra signs LNG carbon sequestration agreement for Hackberry site

Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra, announced Monday that it has signed a participation agreement with TotalEnergies, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. for the development of the proposed Hackberry Carbon Sequestration project in...

Louisiana enacts orphan oil well law to get $200M in federal money

Legislation that positions Louisiana to receive an estimated $200 million in federal grants to fix orphan oil wells becomes law today as one of the first bills enacted from the 2022 regular session, reports...
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Biden administration promises offshore plan but isn’t committing to lease sales

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the department will release a five-year proposal for energy development in federal waters such as the Gulf of Mexico by June 30. Haaland did not commit...

Is there a path for compromise on local ITEP input?

During this year’s session of the Louisiana Legislature, the business lobby easily fought off local officials’ attempt to enshrine local control of local property tax breaks in the state constitution. Louisiana Association of Business and...

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On April 7, BASF invited representatives from Ascension Parish, the River Road African American Museum, the United Houma Nation and the descendant community to dedicate a new memorial at BASF Geismar to those who were enslaved on what was...

My Toughest Challenge: Jim Rock of Lake Area Industry Alliance

Position: Executive Director Company: Lake Area Industry Alliance What They Do: The Lake Area Industry Alliance was formed in 2000 as a voice for industry in...

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,...
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...

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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...

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