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Methanex ‘evaluating’ third Geismar methanol plant

After decisions to idle plants in Trinidad and Chile, Methanex is "evaluating all capital and operating spending," including its third methanol plant in Geismar,...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge churning out IPA to meet pandemic demand

ExxonMobil is helping to meet demand for products like medical hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes and disinfectant sprays by manufacturing a key ingredient—isopropyl alcohol—and providing...

$5 billion in pending capital investments could ease the pandemic pain for Louisiana

As the coronavirus continues to hammer global markets, some rather sizable energy projects on the horizon could ease the pain for Louisiana, New Orleans...

Diamond Green Diesel strikes deal with IMTT for pipelines, storage

Diamond Green Diesel will use the St. Rose International-Matex Tank Terminal as a logistics hub for its renewable diesel facility in Norco. Diamond Green Diesel...

State board approves significant change to ITEP rules

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry has approved a significant change to the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program that will allow a manufacturer...

ExxonMobil works to inspire next gen female engineers

ExxonMobil employee volunteers last week did their best to inspire the next generation of female engineers. The company welcomed 140 middle-school girls from 14 schools...

Plastics is the word for Baton Rouge’s petrochemical plants

Cheaper feedstocks and convenient access to water and rail are largely responsible for a burgeoning plastics market in the Baton Rouge metro area, Baton...

Kopter production plant still on for Lafayette

A Swiss company's plans to manufacture helicopters in Lafayette is still on, despite the firm's acquisition by an Italian competitor, The Daily Advertiser reports. Executives...

IoT adoption acceleration event coming to New Orleans

A global event designed to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things in enterprise and industrial sectors is planned for New Orleans this...

Indianapolis firm acquires Louisiana’s Bercen Chemicals

Indiana's Vertellus has acquired Denham Springs-based Bercen Chemicals, a leading U.S. supplier of alkyl succinic anhydrides and additives used in the fuel, lubricant, and...

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