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Powered by methanol: An investment surge in Louisiana

When Danish shipping giant Maersk announced in August that its first decarbonized ships would run on green methanol, then ordered a dozen 16,000-TEU container...

Louisiana Senate rejects permanent local say for industrial tax breaks

The Louisiana Senate rejected Senate Bill 151 last week, which would have allowed voters statewide to decide whether sheriffs, school boards and parish councils would...

U.S. chemical railcar loads hit all-time high

There are some signs that pressures might be abating for the U.S. chemical industry. Recent rail traffic data released by the Association of American...

Louisiana chemical production outlook ‘best we’ve seen in several years’

Louisiana’s chemical manufacturing sector could be “poised for a booming year,” says Rhoman Hardy, senior vice president, U.S. Gulf Coast, Shell Chemicals and Products. Louisiana’s...

Denbury inks three carbon sequestration agreements in Louisiana

Denbury Inc. recently announced three new lease agreements with large private landowners in Louisiana, securing additional exclusive rights to develop significant carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Opponents voice concerns over Lake Charles ‘blue methanol’ plant

A permit renewal for a proposed "blue methanol" plant in Lake Charles was the subject of a Feb. 25 public hearing in Carlyss, La.,...

Russian actions spur ‘shields-up’ warning from U.S. cybersecurity agency

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, experts are urging American businesses to double down on their cybersecurity protocols. “The reason why there are these...

ExxonMobil’s $500M polyolefins plant addition on track for startup this year

ExxonMobil’s $500 million addition to its Scenic Highway polyolefins plant is about 75% complete, with startup expected before the end of the year, officials say. The project...

Layoffs begin at shuttered Phillips 66 Alliance refinery

Phillips 66 began laying off hourly workers at its shuttered Alliance refinery last week, reports Reuters. The refinery is expected to be converted to...

After perfect storm of disruption, state’s industrial sector faces uncertain times

A host of factors conspired to create a perfect storm for Louisiana’s industrial space over the past two years, ranging from pandemic-induced supply chain...

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