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ExxonMobil names Thomas-Martin as Plastics Plant manager

ExxonMobil recently announced that Kristin Thomas-Martin has been named manager of its Baton Rouge Plastics Plant. Thomas-Martin replaces Angela Zeringue, who has been named senior operations planning advisor for ExxonMobil Chemical's Global Operations. Zeringue...

Cameron LNG’s Ahrabi to retire in January

Cameron LNG announced last week that Farhad Ahrabi, CEO, will be retiring at the end of January 2022, after seven years of service with the company, according to a press release. Farhad orchestrated the...

Coast Guard still removing vessels sunk by Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast Guard is still working to remove obstructions in Bayou Lafourche and the Houma Navigation Canal left by Hurricane Ida, reports Houma Today. Parts of both channels, as well as part of...

Louisiana’s ports ask for federal help with infrastructure

Several south Louisiana ports partnered to request federal assistance as a result of the impacts of Hurricane Ida on their infrastructure, waterways and communities, reports the American Journal of Transportation. The ports of New Orleans,...

LNG optimism improves with new supply deals

Cheniere Energy Inc. is discussing commercially sanctioning an LNG growth project in 2022, while other LNG developers are signing supply deals, reports S&P Global. The next several months could be pivotal for determining whether new...

Energy Department lowers offshore production estimates

The Energy Department lowered its oil production estimates in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida temporarily halted production at the vast majority of offshore oil platforms last month, The Houston Chronicle reports. Gulf oil output is...

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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...

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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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