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Dow explores sale of ports, storage and railway businesses in Louisiana, Texas

Dow Inc. is exploring the sale of its ports in Louisiana and Texas and six railway hubs as it refocuses on chemicals, Bloomberg reports. The...

Sasol expects Lake Charles project to lose $50 million to $100 million in earnings

Sasol has cut its core earnings expectations from the Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) following a drop in oil and chemicals prices and lower...

ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge facility steps up polypropylene production for protective gear

ExxonMobil has increased production of critical raw materials for masks, gowns and hand sanitizer used by medical professionals and first responders on the front...

Saturation Point: What do low prices mean for ethylene and LNG projects planned for...

Sometimes too much is just too much. While the supply glut in natural gas, ethylene and oil ultimately provides cheaper feedstocks for the petrochemical...

Methanex ‘evaluating’ third Geismar methanol plant

After decisions to idle plants in Trinidad and Chile, Methanex is "evaluating all capital and operating spending," including its third methanol plant in Geismar,...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge churning out IPA to meet pandemic demand

ExxonMobil is helping to meet demand for products like medical hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes and disinfectant sprays by manufacturing a key ingredient—isopropyl alcohol—and providing...

Dismukes: Petrochem industry likely to cut back on planned expansions

Four days into the oil price war that was ignited last week, when Saudi Arabia said it would flood the market with oil at...

Sasol’s polyethylene unit won’t be finished until later this year

Startup of Sasol's low-density polyethylene unit will now take place in the second half of 2020, S&P Global Platts reports. This marks a delay from...

Congressman: Why Louisiana can’t cash in on its assets

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves says it’s easy to understand why Louisiana can’t fully capitalize on its unique abundance of natural and manmade resources. Speaking Feb....
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Shintech begins ethylene production in Plaquemine

Shintech has begun ethylene production in Plaquemine, ICIS reports. The new 500,000 tons-per-year cracker will supply feedstock for the Shintech’s vinyl chloride (VCM) and polyvinyl...

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