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Honeywell expanding Baton Rouge facility

Honeywell is planning to expand its Baton Rouge facility to double the production capacity of Solstice ze, a supermarket refrigerant that it says uses...

Orion Engineered Carbons to convert Franklin reactor to make ‘hard carbon black’

Orion Engineered Carbons, a global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, announced last week that it plans to convert a reactor line at...

Cassidy talks infrastructure at Bayou Industrial Group luncheon

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) pledged his support for the Bayou Region’s recovery from Hurricane Ida while addressing the Bayou Industrial Group in Thibodaux...

Belle Chasse oil refinery closing after being damaged by Hurricane Ida

An oil refinery in Belle Chasse that was flooded during Hurricane Ida is being shut down and turned into a storage terminal, reports the...

State board opts for leniency for noncompliant ITEP companies

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry opted last week not to punish companies that have failed to live up to their Industrial Tax...

Downstream Conference Panel: Infrastructure, not pandemic, has been biggest obstacle to digitalization at plant...

Digitalization and AI technologies are more important than ever in the industrial space, but panelists at Reuters Events’ recent 2021 Downstream USA Conference in...

ExxonMobil projects could be in jeopardy as it debates investment strategy

ExxonMobil’s remade board of directors is debating whether to continue with several major oil and gas projects as the company reconsiders its investment strategy...

Grön Fuels shifts focus to renewable jet fuel, inks key agreement with state

Grön Fuels has cleared a significant hurdle in the development of its massive renewable fuels complex planned for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. The...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water, food

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from...

Port Fourchon rebuilds, but disappearing wetlands threaten its future

More than a month after Hurricane Ida hit the sprawling harbor of Port Fourchon, the destruction remains widespread even as a recovery effort continues...

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