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Swift, Groft optimistic about southwest Louisiana’s future

Southwest Louisiana is embarking on a new chapter as it continues to recover from business disruptions caused by the pandemic and the weather fiascoes...

Environmental report urges a move away from petrochemicals

Activists say the chemical industry needs to switch from petrochemical building blocks such as methanol to safer, biobased substances, reports Chemical & Engineering News. Substances...

Study says one area is responsible for most of state’s carbon emissions

The industrialized stretch of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to south of New Orleans accounts for more than half of the state's greenhouse...

Petrochemical decline biggest reason for Louisiana’s shrinking economy

Louisiana's economy shrank dramatically to start 2022, according to new federal data, driven by a sharp pullback in part of the state's manufacturing sector as...

ExxonMobil CEO says oil markets could be tight for years

ExxonMobil executives believe global oil markets could remain tight for another three to five years, largely because of a lack of investment since the...

Baton Rouge-area students complete BASF TECH Academy

Fifteen Baton Rouge-area high school students recently completed BASF’s TECH Academy – a week-long educational and workforce development program hosted at River Parishes Community...

Why are refineries closing amid oil price windfall?

Even as oil and gas companies’ profits soar, refineries across the country are being retired and converted to other uses as owners balk at...

The Natural Gas State: Shale and LNG become big business in Louisiana

Louisiana’s liquefied natural gas industry and the Haynesville Shale play are now inseparably linked as they move in tandem toward a future where natural...

Brave New World: Growing for the inevitable energy transition in Louisiana

It represents a monumental shift in mindset. Owners in the industrial space are no longer digging in their heels in resistance to a changing global...

The Legal Quagmire: The courtroom battles over environmental policy

Courtrooms across the U.S. are finding themselves on the front lines of a nationwide struggle over federal and state rights in regulating environmental policy....

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