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Gov. Landry signs executive order killing ITEP job creation requirements

During his keynote speech at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s annual meeting today, Gov. Jeff Landry signed an executive order aimed at streamlining participation in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program.

Is liquefying and burying carbon emissions under the sea a realistic option? 

While the carbon capture debate continues in Louisiana and other parts of the world, ship operators have a radical idea for industrial companies that are searching for ways to dispose of carbon emissions: Take the captured CO2 out to sea and bury it deep under the ocean floor.

Court reinstates Formosa’s St. James plant permit, but project’s economics remain bleak 

Last week, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision and reinstated a permit for Formosa’s proposed $9.4 billion petrochemical...

Rachel Alexander Cambre: Expanding school choice is overdue

Editor’s note: The viewpoints expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Business Report or its staff. Louisiana’s fight for...

APM Terminals to develop $500M container terminal at Plaquemines port

Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District announced last week that it has executed a letter of intent with APM Terminals to build a state-of-the-art...

Natural gas pipeline construction is booming  

More than 20 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas pipeline capacity is under construction, partially completed, or approved to deliver natural gas to five U.S. LNG export terminals, reports LNG Industry.

Weyerhaeuser planning $96.2M lumber mill modernization project  

Weyerhaeuser, one of the world's largest private owners of timberland―including 1.39 million acres in Louisiana―today announced it is investing $96.2 million to modernize and...

Freight brokerage firm eyes Baton Rouge expansion

A freight brokerage firm specializing in the transportation of full truckload freight is looking to add a facility in Baton Rouge. 

State Police partner with LSU to solve industrial cybersecurity problems

Louisiana State Police are partnering with LSU researchers to solve ongoing cybersecurity problems in industrial settings like chemical plants and refineries.

Coastal Chemical opens primary operations hub in Vermilion Parish  

German chemicals and ingredients distributor Brenntag has opened a primary operations hub in the Vermilion Parish town of Maurice for subsidiary Coastal Chemical. CHEManager reports...

Denham Springs industrial pipe fabricator investing $4.3M to expand facilities

Denham Springs-based Pipe and Steel Industrial Fabricators is investing $4.3 million in an expansion of its Livingston Parish manufacturing facilities.

After Fifth Circuit ruling, Gulf lease sales scheduled for Dec. 20

After the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' order last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it scheduled Lease Sale 261 in the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico for Dec. 20.

New Canadian pipeline could impact Louisiana refiners and terminal operators  

After years of delays and cost overruns, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion should be completed during first quarter 2014, Hart Energy reports. The 715-mile looping...

How much progress has Louisiana made in reducing carbon emissions? 

Louisiana’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and transition to clean energy has drawn over $50 billion in private investments in recent years, one of many measures of progress highlighted by a legislative task force.

Across Louisiana, companies are investing in the energy transition

For some companies, sustainability is no longer simply a buzzword intended to pacify the masses. They’re proactively investing real dollars in real projects to...

A look at the state of carbon sequestration in the Capital Region

Carbon capture projects, pivotal to the energy transition in the nation’s industrial sector, are garnering substantial attention, especially in Louisiana’s Capital Region as it becomes a hotspot for such projects. 

More than 400,000 new U.S. clean energy jobs projected from federal spending 

A nonpartisan business group that advocates for clean energy estimates that 403,000 jobs will be created by the 210 major energy projects announced since...

CORTEC investing $750,000 into Port Allen manufacturing facility 

Machinery manufacturer CORTEC is investing an estimated $750,000 into its Port Allen facility.

LSU’s new energy institute faces global challenges, skepticism  

In Louisiana, the energy transition away from high-intensity carbon fuels is focused on things such as creating lower-carbon hydrogen and capturing climate-warming carbon from industry and directly from the air.

CF Industries plans $75 million in upgrades to Donaldsonville facility

CF Industries is investing $75 million into its Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex.