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    ExxonMobil announces eighth discovery offshore Guyana

    Exxon Mobil Corporation said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. ExxonMobil encountered approximately...

    Pipeline companies seek relief from steel tariffs

    Major U.S. energy companies—including Plains All American Pipeline, Hess Corp and Kinder Morgan Inc.—are among those seeking exemptions from steel-import tariffs as the United States ratchets up trade tensions with exporters including China, Canada...

    Infrastructure in limbo: As industry warily eyes President Donald Trump’s plan, we survey the...

    The Trump administration unveiled its $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan this spring to a characteristic mix of fanfare and skepticism. Meant to energize investment by state and local governments, as well as private investors, the...

    A wildfire discovery could lead to a deal over Baton Rouge’s ozone woes

    The Baton Rouge-area industrial complex could reap some surprising benefits from last year’s wildfires in the Northwest. The 2017 fire season was so severe, it seems, that its impact was felt as far away...

    ‘This is not your grandfather’s Gulf of Mexico’

    The tides are changing in the Gulf of Mexico, as federal agencies open up larger swaths of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas investment and pursue a more streamlined approach to offshore...

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    My Toughest Challenge

    My Toughest Challenge: Lee Jenkins

    POSITION: Vice president overseeing operations throughout the Southeast and corporate business development COMPANY: Performance Contractors WHAT THEY DO: Provide construction, turnaround and maintenance services to the...

    My toughest challenge: Newton Thomas

    Position: Owner Company: The Newtron Group What they do: Headquartered in Baton Rouge, The Newtron Group is one of the largest privately owned specialty industrial construction companies in the...

    The Big Picture

    THE ANNIVERSARY In April, the Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment center, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. The 335-acre multipurpose terminal handles, on average, 1.1 million tons of cargo annually and can accommodate dry bulk, breakbulk, containers and, with some retrofitting, liquid bulk. Globalplex is...

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    PROJECT TRACKER

    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, 2018. Click either...

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