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Sasol begins production of ethylene oxide

An ethylene oxide production facility is now online at Sasol's Lake Charles Chemical Project. The announcement comes a month after the company's ethylene glycol at...

Intertek Caleb Brett adds laboratory in St. James for inspections, testing

Intertek Caleb Brett, which provides qualitative and quantitative analytical assessment services to the oil and gas, chemical and other commodities markets, is expanding its...

DEQ: LaPlace chemical plant fails to achieve emissions reduction goal

A LaPlace chemical plant has failed to meet a state order requiring it to curb its release of potentially cancer-causing emissions, The Times-Picayune reports. The...

MCM Plastics expands south Louisiana production

Texas-based MCM Plastics is spending $2.7 million to expand its plastics production facility in Holden. According to Louisiana Economic Development, the company’s project will create...

Lotte Chemical’s Westlake cracker starts operations this month

Lotte Chemical's ethylene cracker complex in Westlake will start commercial operations this month, with hopes of expanding its global presence and diversifying its ingredients...

ITC closure impacts Louisiana petrochemical plants

The reopening of Intercontinental Terminals Co. could end weeks of major disruption in the petrochemical supply chain with ripple effects for Louisiana, the Houston...

Dormant Westlake ethane cracker is back in business

The renovation and restart of a dormant ethane cracker in Westlake is mechanically complete. The Oil & Gas Journal reports the 440,000 tons-per-year cracker owned...

Feds give $3.2M to New Orleans, Baton Rouge container-on-barge program

The Maritime Administration has awarded the ports of Baton Rouge and New Orleans a $3.2 million Marine Highway Program grant to support an initiative...

BASF moves forward with MDI production expansion in Geismar

BASF will proceed with the $87 million second phase of its production expansion for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, or MDI, at its chemical complex in...

Owners of Geismar Olefins Facility may be exploring sale

The owner of Nova Chemicals, which operates a facility in Geismar, may be exploring a sale of the plastics and resins maker. A report by...

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