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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...

Roundup ruling unlikely to impact Louisiana production plant—for now

Though the recent verdict of a San Francisco federal jury linking Roundup weed killer to cancer was the second in the U.S. in less...

ExxonMobil picked Baton Rouge but ITEP debate isn’t over

The local business community, fearful of the fallout from the ongoing controversy over the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, breathed a sigh of relief in...

Industry groups celebrate ExxonMobil’s $1 billion investment

Industry groups are celebrating ExxonMobil’s long-awaited announcement that Baton Rouge will be the site of the company’s new polypropylene production unit, a project valued...

ExxonMobil selects Baton Rouge for plant expansion worth up to $1B

ExxonMobil has chosen Baton Rouge as the site of its long-discussed new polypropylene production unit worth an estimated $500 million to $1 billion. The...

LSU grad student engineering E. coli to produce biodiesel

Can a dangerous bacteria be transformed into feedstock? One LSU mechanical engineering graduate student may answer that question. LSU mechanical engineering graduate student Tatiana Mello...

Praxair starts up new syngas plant in Geismar

Praxair has started up its new syngas plant in Geismar. The company on Monday announced the new plant that will increase carbon monoxide supply to...

Sasol’s polyethylene unit achieves ‘beneficial operations’

Sasol's new U.S. linear low-density polyethylene unit has achieved beneficial operations—the first of the seven LCCP production facilities to come online. Sasol is building a...

Industry Connections: Making an impact

I’ve spent my entire career working closely with Louisiana’s industrial sector. Refineries, chemical plants, storage terminals, other manufacturing sites, and the industrial contractors who...

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