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ExxonMobil to temporarily shut down portion of Baton Rouge refinery in January

ExxonMobil intends to temporarily shut down a coker and crude distillation unit at its Baton Rouge refinery in January for maintenance, Reuters reports.  The Baton Rouge refinery...

Cargill to upgrade salt mine facility near Breaux Bridge

Cargill, a Minneapolis-based food supplier that operates salt mines in Louisiana, announced last week that it is upgrading its facility near Breaux Bridge to...

ExxonMobil shuts down part of refinery for planned work

ExxonMobil Corp. shut a gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker on Friday for planned work at its 502,500-barrel-per-day Baton Rouge refinery, Reuters reports. The firm also plans to shut...
Tallgrass Energy crude oil pipeline

Pipeline safeguards weren’t working during New Orleans diesel spill

A corroded pipeline that ruptured and spilled 350,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland did not have a fully functioning...

Cyber Range & Training Center opens at Water Campus in Baton Rouge

The Stephenson Technologies Corporation (STC) hosted a Feb. 1 ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Joint Cyber Range and Training Center on the Water...

Plant maintenance to boost Louisiana construction jobs in 2022

Sluggish growth in the industrial sector is preventing the number of Louisiana construction jobs from bouncing back to their pre-pandemic levels, though that might...

Baton Rouge’s Setpoint Integrated Solutions moves into Houston market

Baton Rouge-based valve and industrial equipment repair company Setpoint Integrated Solutions announced last week that it has acquired Houston-based Valsource International. Through the acquisition, Setpoint, which...
Oil tanks

Louisiana establishes stricter rules for oilfield tanks after accident

Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oilfield tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage...

Hitting a wall: Only technology can take maintenance to the next level

Dow found itself battling the law of diminishing returns in its decades-long quest to optimize its maintenance processes. Though incremental improvements were made to...

The surge: Pent-up demand provokes a maintenance ramp-up for this fall and beyond

When COVID-19 decimated the demand for fuels, the first reaction by industry was to delay costs—especially in gasoline and fuel production. A great number...

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