Petrochemical

Indorama gets permits, edges closer to refurbishing Carlyss facility

This summer, a Thailand-based industrial owner took a critical step toward breaking ground at the dormant Occidental Chemical Corp. ethane cracker site in Carlyss,...

As construction passes the halfway point, Sasol completes a major review of its Lake...

South Africa-based Sasol completed a detailed review over the summer of its ongoing Lake Charles Chemicals Project, leading to the release of a full...

Insight: Tax changes take aim at industry

So I’m a Dow baby. That’s right. Like so many in Louisiana, my dad spent three decades “at the plant,” joining the multinational manufacturer...

SWAT assembles an elite turnaround team and raises the productivity threshold

By 2014, Johnny Holifield and Jimmy Quick had several years of experience under their belts, along with some clearly defined notions about what it...

Chinese investment in St. James Parish remains on track

Yuhuang Chemical’s multiphase, $1.85 billion methanol plant in St. James Parish is on track for a late 2016 groundbreaking despite uncertain market demand for...

Vitter gets a signature win with a new law regulating chemicals

It took five years and lots of bipartisan wrangling, but Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana can finally claim victory in his battle to...

What will the industrial boom look like in the long term?

On paper, the sheer volume of announced industrial work in Louisiana is unprecedented—pegged by economists at as much as $140 billion since 2012. In...

New chemical industry group convenes in Gonzales to discuss federal funding and workforce needs

A newly designated consortium of local, state and federal leaders met in Gonzales in April to discuss federal funding needs for Louisiana’s chemical industry, particularly...

A new container-on-barge shuttle service between the Port of New Orleans and Baton Rouge...

As the chemical industry continues to boom in Louisiana and the Gulf South region, SEACOR AMH has created a new container-on-barge shuttle service from...

Long underrepresented in manufacturing, women are now changing the workforce at Louisiana plants

Everything seemed to be going according to plan for Lauren Cordell, a Sulphur High School valedictorian and Louisiana Tech University graduate. She had met...

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