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Can oil leaks be detected before they cause damage? An LSU professor is working...

Imagine if oil and gas companies were able to detect a leak before marine life, and sometimes human life, were destroyed. LSU Petroleum Engineering Assistant...

February’s freeze caused largest-ever drop in ethane demand

In February 2021, extremely cold winter weather in the Gulf Coast region resulted in outages at most petrochemical plants in the area, causing the...

International Paper announces $52 million upgrade in Bogalusa

Bernie Chascin, plant manager at International Paper in Bogalusa, announced last week that the company plans to invest up to $52.2 million to increase...

ExxonMobil files ITEP request for Baton Rouge refinery modernization

ExxonMobil is requesting a roughly $2.7 million property tax break over the first year of a project to modernize and upgrade its aging north Baton Rouge...

ExxonMobil proposes $240 million upgrade to Baton Rouge refinery

ExxonMobil is proposing a $240 million-plus investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery that will include upgrades and installation of new technology and equipment...

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...

Industry 4.0 is here: Louisiana’s manufacturers are embracing smart facilities, digitization and the Internet...

What just years ago seemed like a far-out concept now plays a central role in Louisiana’s manufacturing space. The gathering, manipulation and extrapolation of...

Stumbling blocks: Many factors can send a turnaround into a tailspin, but most are...

There are a lot of things that can send a maintenance turnaround spiraling out of control and cause a plant to miss its mark,...

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...

New York investment firm acquires SWAT

A New York investment firm has acquired a majority interest in Gonzales-based Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, or SWAT. SWAT President Johnny Holifield says the company's...

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