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Federal judge dismisses challenge against Formosa Plastics while Corps of Engineers reconsiders permit

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a Chinese conglomerate’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana because the Army Corps...

Top industry stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

Top stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

Study finds no elevated cancer risk at Reserve facility

A recent study found no connection between the risk of death from lung or liver cancer and exposure to a chemical produced at a...

UL Lafayette launches industrial master’s program

UL Lafayette’s Ray P. Authement College of Sciences will offer the state’s only master’s degree in industrial chemistry in Fall 2021, reports KATC in...

ExxonMobil proposes $240 million upgrade to Baton Rouge refinery

ExxonMobil is proposing a $240 million-plus investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery that will include upgrades and installation of new technology and equipment...

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. considering potential $1B complex in Geismar

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. is studying the feasibility of building a methyl...

LyondellBasell, Sasol deal is sealed

The LyondellBasell and Sasol deal is sealed. With regulatory and shareholder approvals in place, Lyondell will operate the 1.5 million metric ton ethane cracker, the...

LCA CEO: Louisiana chemical facilities have significantly cut emissions

In the last 30 years, chemical facilities operating in Louisiana have cut air emissions by 75 percent. Once inconceivable, this accomplishment is now a...

Sasol shareholders approve Lake Charles joint venture

Sasol shareholders have approved a proposed agreement to form a joint venture with chemical company LyondellBasell Industries at its U.S Lake Charles Chemicals Project...

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