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Gulf Coast refiners ramp up 2021 hurricane prep

U.S. oil and natural gas companies are gearing up for this year's forecast of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season, according to a security and...

Council grants tax breaks for $1.3 billion in Shintech projects

The Iberville Parish Council approved a $110 million tax break for plastics producer Shintech Louisiana last week under the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program....

Busy hurricane season threatens beleaguered Gulf Coast industry

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a 60 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, although it...

February’s freeze caused largest-ever drop in ethane demand

In February 2021, extremely cold winter weather in the Gulf Coast region resulted in outages at most petrochemical plants in the area, causing the...

ACER plans $2 billion refinery in St. James, bids on Shell plant

American Clean Energy Refining LLC (ACER) announced May 23 that it plans to construct a new $2 billion refinery in St. James Parish, designed...

Westlake Chemical considers PVC, ethylene expansions

Westlake Chemical is scoping expansion opportunities to meet growing demand for construction staple polyvinyl chloride and possibly increasing its internal ethylene production, reports S&P...
Safety

GBRIA presents safety awards at Baton Rouge ceremony

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its 25th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during a virtual ceremony, then distributed...
Shintech

Shintech expansion’s first phase to be completed in mid-2021

The first phase of U.S. polyvinyl chloride producer Shintech's PVC expansion in Louisiana remains on track to finish construction in mid-2021, reports S&P Global. The...

Bio-Lab plans rebuild, expansion in Lake Charles

A swimming pool chemical plant that was damaged by Hurricane Laura last year near Lake Charles is looking to rebuild and expand its plant and...

CF Industries inks contract for green hydrogen facility in Donaldsonville

CF Industries has signed an engineering and procurement contract with thyssenkrupp to supply a 20-megawatt (MW) alkaline water electrolysis plant to produce green hydrogen...

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