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ExxonMobil, LED partner with local IT firms for virtual reality training initiative

ExxonMobil, in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, is launching an initiative to bolster the Baton Rouge area tech sector by investing in virtual reality training for the company’s recently announced polyolefins plant expansion project. The...

Toolbox Talks: How much are you relying on luck?

Can we rely on 0.1% luck in our operations? In other words, is 99.9% good enough? If it was, here are some startling statistics: 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. ...

Federal regulators green light Driftwood LNG project

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Tellurian Inc.'s  Driftwood LNG, a proposed 27.6 million tons per year liquefaction export facility near Lake Charles, as well as the associated Driftwood pipeline, a 96-mile...

LSU Oil & Gas Symposium: South Louisiana activity hits historic low

While oil and gas activity has picked up across the Gulf Coast, drilling permits and rig activity in south Louisiana are at or near record lows, with more permits issued to inland parishes than...

3rd Circuit ruling says no to severance taxes based on index pricing

A new Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal decision bars the Louisiana Department of Revenue from imposing severance taxes on crude oil production based on index pricing. The ruling issued last week pertained to a...

My toughest challenge: Jerry Dunn

Position: Vice president and general manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, the sixth largest refining facility in the U.S. Company: CITGO What They Do: Refine, transport and market...

My toughest challenge: Richard Harbison

Position: Manager, Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex Company: Phillips 66 What they do: Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. The Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex...
IN GEISMAR With the completion of Shell’s $700 million Tiger A04 project, Geismar is now home to the largest alpha olefins producer in the world. At its Geismar Chemical Plant in south Louisiana—already the top producer in North America—the company took advantage of the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to...

PROJECT TRACKER

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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 November 1, 2018. Second line...

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