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How do you create a safe workplace? It starts with culture

Organizational flaws are usually to blame for a poor safety culture. Fortunately, there’s a lot an owner can do about it, and in turn...

Making oil fields smarter: The energy industry embarks on a new ‘data journey’

There are voluminous amounts of data coming out of Louisiana’s oilfields, but not many companies are effectively putting it to use. The reasons for...

Oil refiners producing at breakneck speeds due to tight supply

U.S. oil refiners will operate their plants at breakneck rates this quarter, near or above 90% of capacity, as tight fuel supplies spur high...

ExxonMobil looking to lease or sell unused space at Houston campus

ExxonMobil is considering leasing or selling unused office space at the sprawling Houston-area campus set to become its global headquarters next year, part of...

Will Louisiana industry take a leadership role in the energy transition?

Louisiana industry’s movement away from traditional forms of energy has begun. Biofuels, hydrogen, green ammonia, and the utilization of carbon dioxide are each getting...
Megaprojects

State association head predicts multiyear construction boom

Louisiana could experience a boom in construction activity over the next five to six years, says Ken Naquin, CEO of Louisiana Associated General Contractors. While...

The Innovators: Companies along the 10/12 corridor leaping into innovation

The industrial market is changing, and some Louisianans are finding opportunities in that change. Economic volatility, environmental mandates, geopolitics and a variety of other...

Louisiana petrochemical sector betting big on carbon capture

For decades, mounting concerns about climate change and the growing scientific consensus that carbon dioxide emissions contribute to a warming planet were seen as...

Baton Rouge ExxonMobil leaders push for share of $15B in low-carbon projects

Leaders of ExxonMobil’s facilities in Baton Rouge, like their colleagues worldwide, are working on road maps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end...

LSU to help BASF create production ‘soft sensors’ using AI

BASF Geismar is collaborating with LSU chemical engineers to better understand and predict its own production ebbs and flows using artificial intelligence, or AI,...

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