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Output from fire-damaged unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles delayed to October

A unit damaged by fire this year at Sasol's troubled Lake Charles Chemical Project won't achieve meaningful output until October. That's a month later than...

Air Products’ Geismar project comes online

A new steam methane reformer and cold box in Geismar are onstream and supplying Huntsman’s neighboring industrial operations. Air Products built, owns and operates the...
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New units online bring Sasol’s Lake Charles project to ‘cusp of completion’

The fifth and sixth units at Sasol's Lake Charles Chemicals Project are now online, bringing the online capacity of LCCP's specialty chemicals units to...

Sasol fields offers from LyondellBasell and others for stake in Lake Charles Complex

Sasol has fielded offers from CP Chem, LyondellBasell and Ineos for a large stake in its Lake Charles petrochemical complex, Chemweek reports. It became clear...
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Louisiana’s energy industry hurting, but pent-up global demand prompts hope

Focusing on the worldwide pent-up demand for energy provides a more promising—and accurate—glimpse into the long-term future of south Louisiana’s energy and petrochemical industries,...

Dow idles 2 elastomer units in Louisiana

Dow has idled two of its elastomer units in Louisiana as part of a larger strategy to balance supply with lower demand. Speaking at the...

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...

Sasol expects Lake Charles project to lose $50 million to $100 million in earnings

Sasol has cut its core earnings expectations from the Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) following a drop in oil and chemicals prices and lower...

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...

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...

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