Petrochemical

New Methanex project makes Geismar one of the largest methanol complexes in the world

Methanex is spending up to $1.4 billion to construct a third methanol facility in Geismar. The project will create 62 new direct jobs with average...

With growing polyethylene capacity, more resin export logjams expected

Logjams that hindered moving resin out of U.S. ports from late 2018 through April have lightened up, but market participants expect the same problems...
Veolia

Veolia plans $40 million expansion

Veolia North America is investing $40 million to expand its regeneration plant in Darrow. Known as the Burnside facility, the Veolia plant converts spent sulfuric...
Formosa has announced that it will proceed with a planned $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex in St. James Parish

Hearing scheduled tonight on Formosa chemical complex

Louisiana will hold a public hearing tonight on whether to approve 15 air emissions permits for Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics. The Louisiana Department of Environmental...

Sasol begins production of ethylene oxide

An ethylene oxide production facility is now online at Sasol's Lake Charles Chemical Project. The announcement comes a month after the company's ethylene glycol at...

Intertek Caleb Brett adds laboratory in St. James for inspections, testing

Intertek Caleb Brett, which provides qualitative and quantitative analytical assessment services to the oil and gas, chemical and other commodities markets, is expanding its...

DEQ: LaPlace chemical plant fails to achieve emissions reduction goal

A LaPlace chemical plant has failed to meet a state order requiring it to curb its release of potentially cancer-causing emissions, The Times-Picayune reports. The...

MCM Plastics expands south Louisiana production

Texas-based MCM Plastics is spending $2.7 million to expand its plastics production facility in Holden. According to Louisiana Economic Development, the company’s project will create...

Lotte Chemical’s Westlake cracker starts operations this month

Lotte Chemical's ethylene cracker complex in Westlake will start commercial operations this month, with hopes of expanding its global presence and diversifying its ingredients...

ITC closure impacts Louisiana petrochemical plants

The reopening of Intercontinental Terminals Co. could end weeks of major disruption in the petrochemical supply chain with ripple effects for Louisiana, the Houston...

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