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There to lend a helping hand

By Alexis Schlatre, Guest Contributor August and September were marked by three of the largest hurricanes the United States has seen since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are widespread throughout Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean, leaving thousands of people out of their homes and businesses disrupted for weeks. […]

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The chemistry of disaster relief

The Louisiana flood waters have receded and so has the national media coverage of this disaster. The storm pummeled South Louisiana with almost seven trillion gallons of water in a week’s time. It flowed from parish to parish; the storm destroyed homes and businesses, and claimed lives. The TV cameras are gone, but the cleanup […]

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Live! From #ACCaugust Round 2 – 2016

During the August recess, ACC’s Political Mobilization activities will be in full swing! Once again, we’ll be fanning out across the country to further our industry’s advocacy goals in a grassroots initiative called #ACCaugust. Through plant tours, in-district meetings, and industry roundtable discussions, we will meet with Members of Congress to raise awareness of the vital importance […]

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President promotes exports in the Big Easy, a boomtown for chemical shipments

President Obama chose perhaps the perfect venue to deliver recent remarks focused on growing the U.S. economy by increasing exports. As the president said of the Port of New Orleans: In New Orleans, exports are growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, powered in part by a shale gas boom that has […]

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More signs from Stanford to the Gulf Coast that natural gas is boosting American chemistry

As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, America’s chemical industry motors along. A recent report by Stanford’s Energy Modeling Forum, for example, estimated that robust and sustainable supplies of natural gas will increase America’s gross domestic product by about $70 billion a year over the next several decades. The “principle industry that will benefit from […]

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From Louisiana, a gumbo of good news about the manufacturing benefits of shale gas

Thanks to the state’s enormous supply of bountiful and inexpensive shale gas, a manufacturing renaissance is alive and well in Louisiana, according to a new study by Louisiana State University’s Center for Energy Studies. To date, some $62.3 billion in new capital investments in petrochemical and other manufacturing facilities have been announced in Louisiana over […]

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Jobs created by new La. Nalco facility will pay more than $63K on average

A new Nalco facility in Garyville, La. will create 22 new jobs and lead to the creation of an estimated 167 new indirect jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced in Louisiana last week. These 22 good American jobs, dedicated to innovations that decontaminate wastewater, will pay $63,700 on average, plus benefits. As a whole, chemical industry employees earn […]

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Sasol explores exciting new opportunity to build world class ethylene cracker in Louisiana

South African energy and chemicals company Sasol Ltd. today announced that it will conduct a feasibility study for a “world scale” ethylene cracker and derivatives complex near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Such an investment could be worth up to $4.5 billion, the company said. As the second largest chemical producing state, with 23,000 chemical industry employees, […]

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Dooley visits Port of New Orleans, explores promising new chapter in Louisiana shale gas story

The real story of the promise of natural gas for American manufacturing is just beginning to be told. On Thursday, ACC President Cal Dooley visited the Port of New Orleans to explore a potential new chapter in Louisiana’s shale gas story: a $5.4 billion investment in expanded ethylene production capacity. According to an ACC report […]

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Sen. Vitter, champion on job creation, economic growth, honored with ACC Distinguished Leadership Award

In a reception held at our offices last night, ACC President Cal Dooley presented Sen. David Vitter with ACC’s Distinguished Leadership Award. As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Sen. Vitter has worked hard to advance public policies that support innovation […]

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