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BASF, LASM launch virtual STEM learning program

BASF and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) recently launched their first-ever virtual Kids’ Lab program, according to a BASF press release. The...

Louisiana-bound Argos makes pit stop in Corpus Christi

The longest leg of a 15,000-mile journey for BP's massive floating production unit, Argos, ended last week when the 60,000-ton structure docked at Kiewit...

Shell focuses even more on offshore as it touts lower-carbon impact

Despite corporate mandates to reduce carbon emissions and a temporary halt for new federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Royal Dutch Shell sees...

New Orleans City Council considers opposing Formosa plant

The New Orleans City Council is considering a resolution opposing a massive Taiwanese plastics facility in St. James Parish, reports NOLA.com. The resolution won’t likely...

Active hurricane forecast again threatens Louisiana industry

Tropical weather and climate researchers at Colorado State University are predicting 17 named storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes in 2021, reports S&P...

ExxonMobil considers sale of elastic polymer business

ExxonMobil is exploring the sale of its Advanced Elastomer Systems division, potentially valuing the elastic polymer maker at around $800 million including debt, Reuters reports. The...

ExxonMobil plans $334M expansion at Baton Rouge chemical plant

ExxonMobil is planning to invest $334 million on  expansion and maintenance projects at its Baton Rouge chemical plant on Scenic Highway, according to an advance...

CITGO donation funds SOWELA program

Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles announced March 25 that a donation from CITGO will fund cloud-based Simtronics software for students...

Marathon’s Garyville plant earns ENERGY STAR certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 25 that Marathon Petroleum Corp. of Garyville, La., is among 95 facilities nationwide to earn ENERGY...

Port Allen refinery considers $94.5 million in upgrades

Placid Refining LLC is considering investing another $94.5 million into its crude oil refinery in Port Allen, reports the Baton Rouge Advocate. The company described...

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