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ExxonMobil profits surge despite $3.4B hit from pulling out of Russia

ExxonMobil reported $5.48 billion in profits during the first quarter as oil and gas prices rose steadily, more than doubling its profits compared with...

SLCC grant earmarked for industrial scaffolding, CDL, lineman training

SkillUp, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping displaced workers land in-demand jobs in high-growth industries, has awarded their first nationally-competitive grant of up to...

GBRIA recognizes winners of 2022 Safety Excellence Awards

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance announced the winners of its 26th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during an April 14 banquet at the L’Auberge...

Panel to focus on building, maintaining U.S. marine highways

The first education session at this year’s Inland Marine Expo on May 23–25 in St. Louis will be lead in part by Sean Duffy,...

State senator open to compromise over his ITEP proposal

State Sen. Rogers Pope, a Denham Springs Republican and former Livingston Parish Public Schools superintendent, says he’s open to compromise on his proposal to...

Occidental, Weyerhaeuser evaluate Louisiana carbon capture hub

Occidental Petroleum says its Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary and Weyerhaeuser will evaluate the potential development of a carbon capture and sequestration project in...

PSC Group acquires Thermoplastics Services

Baton Rouge-based PSC Group has acquired DeQuincy-based Thermoplastics Services Inc., a plastics custom compounding and pelletizing business. The acquisition will provide PSC with the capabilities...

UN report paints dire picture of south Louisiana’s future due to climate change

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast in 2017. Then in 2020, ferocious winds from Hurricane...

Russian actions spur ‘shields-up’ warning from U.S. cybersecurity agency

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, experts are urging American businesses to double down on their cybersecurity protocols. “The reason why there are these...

ExxonMobil’s $500M polyolefins plant addition on track for startup this year

ExxonMobil’s $500 million addition to its Scenic Highway polyolefins plant is about 75% complete, with startup expected before the end of the year, officials say. The project...

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