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Shintech plans Iberville Parish expansion, 100 new jobs

PLAQUEMINE, La. — Shintech will spend $1.4 billion to add an ethylene plant at its Iberville Parish facility. The company said in a news release that the plant will create 100 new jobs, with an average annual salary of $68,500, plus benefits. The new project will lift Shintech’s total capital investment to date in Louisiana to $4.7 billion. With approximately ...

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Low oil prices strike Louisiana’s industrial growth

Last year, Sasol Ltd. announced it had received approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a gas-to-liquids plant and an ethane cracker facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Now the South Africa-based company is delaying its investment in the project, according to a press release. Sasol was set to invest $11 billion into the new facilities, a massive ...

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Sasol and Technip sign contract for proposed La. ethane cracker complex

Sasol Ltd., a South Africa-based company, and France-based Technip have signed a contract to work on Sasol’s proposed complex in Westlake, Louisiana, according to the Oil & Gas Journal. The proposed complex would be an integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives plant. Under the contract, Technip will be responsible for furnace engineering and procurement. The complex requires eight proprietary Ultra ...

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Shale drilling in Ohio, neighboring states could support three large ethane cracker plants

JACKSON TWP. — Ohio’s Utica shale is generating enough liquid ethane to support several processing plants that can carry a price tag of several billion dollars. That assessment came Tuesday from Cleveland State University economist Iryna Lendel, a speaker at the daylong Utica Summit II at Kent State University’s Stark Campus. At least four of the so-called cracker plants that ...

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Thai-Japanese duo angling for another Marcellus ethane cracker

Anya Litvak | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A partnership between Thailand’s largest chemical company and a Japanese trading and investment house is shopping the region for an ethane cracker site. Allenport’s Mon River Industrial Park in Washington County is one of three locations being evaluated by the group, which joins Bangkok-based PTT Global Chemical and Tokyo-based Marubeni Corp. This is the ...

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2 injured at Chevron Phillips ethylene plant in Port Arthur, Texas

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Two people were injured at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Port Arthur plant when a fire occurred Monday around 8 p.m. inside the facility. The fire has been contained and the situation is under control. Chevron did not disclose the source of the fire, but they have confirmed that an investigation into the incident is ongoing. Watch video ...

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