Manufacturing

Dow explores sale of ports, storage and railway businesses in Louisiana, Texas

Dow Inc. is exploring the sale of its ports in Louisiana and Texas and six railway hubs as it refocuses on chemicals, Bloomberg reports. The...

ExxonMobil modifies Louisiana operations to manufacture hand sanitizer

ExxonMobil Corp. has reconfigured manufacturing operations in Louisiana to produce medical-grade hand sanitizer for donation to COVID-19 response efforts in Louisiana, New Jersey, New...

ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge facility steps up polypropylene production for protective gear

ExxonMobil has increased production of critical raw materials for masks, gowns and hand sanitizer used by medical professionals and first responders on the front...

Loren Scott: Louisiana economy will recover, but at slower pace than U.S.

How quickly Louisiana’s economy overcomes the coronavirus pandemic depends on two key factors: how quickly—and thoroughly—the U.S. will stop the virus’s spread, and how...

Saturation Point: What do low prices mean for ethylene and LNG projects planned for...

Sometimes too much is just too much. While the supply glut in natural gas, ethylene and oil ultimately provides cheaper feedstocks for the petrochemical...

Amid pandemic, some industrial owners suspend production to decontaminate

As cases of COVID-19 permeate Louisiana’s industrial complex, some plants are shutting down temporarily to decontaminate their facilities, while others struggle to remain fully...

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...

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