Petrochemical

ExxonMobil proposes $240 million upgrade to Baton Rouge refinery

ExxonMobil is proposing a $240 million-plus investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery that will include upgrades and installation of new technology and equipment...

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. considering potential $1B complex in Geismar

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. is studying the feasibility of building a methyl...

LyondellBasell, Sasol deal is sealed

The LyondellBasell and Sasol deal is sealed. With regulatory and shareholder approvals in place, Lyondell will operate the 1.5 million metric ton ethane cracker, the...

LCA CEO: Louisiana chemical facilities have significantly cut emissions

In the last 30 years, chemical facilities operating in Louisiana have cut air emissions by 75 percent. Once inconceivable, this accomplishment is now a...

Sasol shareholders approve Lake Charles joint venture

Sasol shareholders have approved a proposed agreement to form a joint venture with chemical company LyondellBasell Industries at its U.S Lake Charles Chemicals Project...

New South Carolina facility targets Louisiana resin pellets

Resin pellets from Louisiana could soon be headed to the Port of Charleston in South Carolina. American Shipper reports that A&R Logistics, in partnership with...

Sasol completes Lake Charles Chemical Complex with LDPE unit now operational

Sasol's $12.8 billion Lake Charles Chemicals Complex is now complete, with the low-density polyethylene becoming operational over the weekend. The LDPE unit is the seventh...

Shell shedding eight refineries by 2025; fate of Convent facility unknown

As part of its plans to reduce its refinery portfolio over the next five years, Shell will retain its facility in Norco, but the...

Toughest Challenge: Rhoman Hardy of Shell Geismar

A Lake Charles native, Rhoman Hardy began his career in 1988 at Shell’s Taft plant, eventually becoming an electrical engineer there in 1991. Since...

Future stakeholder in Sasol’s Lake Charles operations ekes out a small profit in Q3

The company that recently acquired a $2 billion stake in Sasol's Lake Charles complex managed to make a small profit in the third quarter. Petrochemical...

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