Petrochemical

Group says billions in ITEP incentives failed to grow jobs

Billions in tax incentives from the Industrial Tax Exemption Program have failed to produce job and income growth in Louisiana, according a new report...

Lake Charles Methanol announces plans for $3.2B manufacturing plant

Lake Charles Methanol II LLC announced plans last week to invest $3.24 billion to construct a manufacturing plant that will produce low-carbon intensity methanol...

DEQ deciding fate of planned Mitsubishi chemical plant in Geismar

The fate of a proposed Mitsubishi Chemical plant in Ascension Parish is now in the hands of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, WAFB-TV reports. DEQ...

ExxonMobil begins two-month overhaul of catalytic cracker, hydrocracker

ExxonMobil has shut down its fluidic catalytic cracker and hydrocracker in Baton Rouge for a two-month planned overhaul, Reuters reports. The work began on last week...

Environmental groups vow to continue push against carbon capture

State leaders rejoiced last week over the federal government’s decision to give Louisiana authority to permit and regulate the wells needed to store industrial...

BASF completes specialty amines expansion in Geismar

BASF has completed its capacity expansion for key specialty amines manufactured at its Geismar plant, reports Chemical Engineering Online. As a result, the plant...

Turner Industries sells plant management software

Baton Rouge’s Turner Industries is selling its suite of proprietary plant management and field operations software, MobilOps, to Raleigh, North Carolina-based Prometheus Group, the...

Get the latest on the Mississippi River bridge project

Planning work continues on a new bridge across the Mississippi River to alleviate local traffic on Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge, reports Louisiana Illuminator....

West Feliciana foundry plans $7.4M modernization project

Howell Foundry, an industrial metal casting company, is investing $7.4 million to upgrade its processing facility in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Economic Development announced. The...

CF Industries ready to move on ammonia facility purchase

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is now ready to move forward with the closing of its acquisition of Incitec Pivot Limited’s (IPL) ammonia production complex...

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