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Nation’s largest oil storage hub filling up once again 

Oil tanks in America’s most important crude storage hub are filling to the brim once again, quickly approaching the critical levels reached in May...

Sasol completes Lake Charles Chemical Complex

Sasol’s $12.8 billion Lake Charles Chemicals Complex is now complete, becoming fully operational over the weekend. The LDPE unit is the seventh and final unit...

BC&I defers Marathon Oil request for ITEP abatement

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry today put off a vote on a controversial request by Marathon Oil for a property tax abatement...

ITEP requests under fire at BC&I meeting

An estimated three dozen activists gathered this morning in protest outside the building where the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry is scheduled to consider requests for some $1.8 billion in corporate tax incentives at its monthly meeting.

Ironman: LSU engineers designing wearable exoskeleton for construction industry 

LSU construction management and engineering professors are collaborating with Rutgers University to create wearable, robotic technologies to improve worker safety at construction sites.   Department of...

Women and minorities in Louisiana industry making inclusion quest gains

There’s a big difference between diversity and inclusion. While diversity goals are undoubtedly important, they mean little if there are inherent obstacles in the...

Massive $1.2B renewable diesel facility planned for Port of Greater Baton Rouge

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is poised to approve at a special meeting tonight an agreement that will pave the way for the...
Arkel International

Flying below radar

For nearly 50 years, Arkel International has quietly been growing its global footprint in the infrastructure services sector.

Shell closing Convent refinery 

The Shell Refinery in Convent will begin shutting down later this month after failed attempts to sell the complex, the company confirmed today.  The plant,...

Controversial Genesis Energy ITEP request, Praxair’s appeal land on BC&I agenda

Though today’s Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry meeting has been postponed due to Hurricane Zeta, industrial tax exemption requests from Genesis Energy and an appeal from Praxair remain sources of controversy.