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Plastic resin exports up 31% in first six months of 2019

Plastic resin exports from Louisiana continue to boom. Statistics from IHS Markit indicate the volume of plastic resin exports shipped through New Orleans, as measured...

An environmental breakthrough at Shell’s Norco plant

At its chemical plant in Norco, Shell made a technological and environmental breakthrough: It turned hard-to-recycle plastics into high-end chemicals. As part of its ambition...

Exxon’s Baton Rouge resin unit: It’s about optimism in plastics

ExxonMobil's new polypropylene resin unit slated to begin construction this year is part of the company's overall optimism in the plastics industry, Plastics News...

EPA’s proposed ethylene oxide rules may impact South Louisiana chemical plants

Louisiana chemical manufacturers would be forced to trim their annual emissions of ethylene oxide under an Environmental Protection Agency proposal. The proposed new rules targeting...

Port of Lake Charles expands lease agreement with Big Lake Fuels

The Port of Lake Charles is expanding its long-term lease agreement with Big Lake Fuels by adding 58 acres of port property to reroute a...

Westlake entity ups its share in LACC petrochemical complex

Westlake Chemical will own a larger share of the LACC ethylene production facility in Calcasieu Parish, following a transaction last week with Lotte Chemical. Westlake's...
Sasol CEOs

Sasol’s joint CEOs out over Lake Charles project failures

Sasol's joint CEOs are stepping down Thursday following an independent investigation into Lake Charles Chemicals Project, in what the company's board of directors describes...

SNF investing $375M to expand Plaquemine petrochem plant

SNF, the U.S. subsidiary of France-based SNF Floerger, is expanding its petrochemical plant along the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish. The company is spending an...
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Louisiana is the nation’s No. 3 employer of chemical engineers

Louisiana ranks No. 3 in the nation for the number of chemical engineers it employs—just behind Texas and California. But according to a recent report...

Air Liquide investing $270M in Geismar to fulfill agreement with Methanex

Air Liquide will invest more than $270 million to enhance its operations in Louisiana to help fulfill an agreement with Methanex Corp. to supply...

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