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Louisiana economist says increasing number of bankruptcies sign of worrisome disconnect

There’s a serious disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street these days, says Peter F. Ricchiuti, business professor at Tulane University in New Orleans,...

Toughest Challenge: Rhoman Hardy of Shell Geismar

A Lake Charles native, Rhoman Hardy began his career in 1988 at Shell’s Taft plant, eventually becoming an electrical engineer there in 1991. Since...

Future stakeholder in Sasol’s Lake Charles operations ekes out a small profit in Q3

The company that recently acquired a $2 billion stake in Sasol's Lake Charles complex managed to make a small profit in the third quarter. Petrochemical...

CF Industries bringing green ammonia to Louisiana

Green ammonia is coming to Louisiana. CF Industries is implementing a green ammonia project at the company’s flagship Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex, producing approximately 20,000 tons...

ExxonMobil plans layoffs but maintains faith in fossil fuels

ExxonMobil plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees as low oil prices force the company to delay major projects, Chief Executive Officer...

Huntsman’s Geismar facility temporarily reduces operating rates

Huntsman Corporation announced last week that a mechanical failure at a third-party raw material supplier is forcing its Geismar MDI facility to experience a...

CF Industries plans $41.4M investment in Donaldsonville fertilizer complex

CF Industries is investing $41.4 million capital investment to enhance nitric acid production at the world’s-largest nitrogen fertilizer complex in Donaldsonville. The new project follows...

Haas Automation, Louisiana launch manufacturing training partnership

Haas Automation Inc. and Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced a partnership in which Louisiana will become the first state to install Haas 5-axis...

Riverland Industries will pursue state tax incentives for expansion

Baton Rouge-based manufacturer Riverland Industries has filed two notices with Louisiana Economic Development, notifying the agency of its intentions to expand and pursue state...

Bollinger gets contract for four more fast-response Coast Guard cutters

The Coast Guard has awarded a contract for four additionalSentinel-class fast response cutters to Bollinger Shipyards. The contract brings the total number of FRCs...

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