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Honeywell expanding Baton Rouge facility

Honeywell is planning to expand its Baton Rouge facility to double the production capacity of Solstice ze, a supermarket refrigerant that it says uses...

Downstream Conference Panel: Infrastructure, not pandemic, has been biggest obstacle to digitalization at plant...

Digitalization and AI technologies are more important than ever in the industrial space, but panelists at Reuters Events’ recent 2021 Downstream USA Conference in...

ExxonMobil projects could be in jeopardy as it debates investment strategy

ExxonMobil’s remade board of directors is debating whether to continue with several major oil and gas projects as the company reconsiders its investment strategy...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water, food

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from...
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Chemical shortage inflates plastics prices

In an economy upended by the coronavirus, shortages and price spikes have hit everything from lumber to computer chips. Now, they’re cutting into one...

ExxonMobil presses on after other oil giants drop green algae as biofuel

Some scientists regard ExxonMobil Corp.’s long-running quest to turn algae into a transportation fuel as little more than a PR stunt. ExxonMobil says they...

State’s industry could benefit from rising natural gas prices

Demand for natural gas has risen in recent months while the supply has fallen, causing prices to spike domestically and especially overseas. “Gas market chaos”...

ExxonMobil names Thomas-Martin as Plastics Plant manager

ExxonMobil recently announced that Kristin Thomas-Martin has been named manager of its Baton Rouge Plastics Plant. Thomas-Martin replaces Angela Zeringue, who has been named...

Dow growing methyl acrylate production at St. Charles Operations

As part of Dow’s efforts to improve reliability and access to raw materials through larger, centralized capacity, the company announced last week it is...

ExxonMobil considering net-zero carbon pledge

ExxonMobil Corp is considering a pledge to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, in what would amount to a significant strategic...

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