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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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Saudi oil fields attack could spell bad news for Louisiana’s petrochemical boom

A drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia has chilling implications not only for Louisiana’s petrochemical industry but for...

Lotte Chemical facility in Lake Charles is now online

The new $3.1 billion petrochemical facility in Lake Charles owned by Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad and Lotte Chemical Corporation came online last month. The...

Sasol deepens investigation into Lake Charles problems

Sasol has delayed its annual financial results for a second time to allow for a deeper  investigation into what went wrong during construction of...

Wanhua drops application for $1.25 billion complex in St. James

As south Louisiana awaits the start of the next industrial construction boom to lift it out of an economic slowdown, one of the major...

Dow retrofitting Plaquemine cracker to meet propylene demand

Dow plans to retrofit proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology into one of its mixed-feed crackers in Plaquemine to produce on-purpose propylene, allowing it...

Formosa Plastics planning $332M expansion in Baton Rouge 

Formosa Plastics Corporation announced today that it’s planning a $332 million expansion of its Baton Rouge PVC production plant. The project, according to Plant Manager...

Koch Industries secures majority stake in St. James methanol project

A company owned by Koch Industries is now the majority owner and managing member of a $1.85 billion methanol production complex under construction in...

$32B in construction projects are lined up through 2022. Can Louisiana handle it?

A trucker’s daily bumper-to-bumper crawl on I-10 in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge has consequential impacts on commerce, to be sure, but it spotlights...

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