EPC work is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. Read more


To date, 334 chemical and plastics projects cumulatively valued at $204 billion have been announced. Read more


Methanex will create 62 new direct jobs, with an average annual salary of $80,000, plus benefits. Read more


The 2019 GBRIA Contractor Safety Excellence Awards were presented in five service categories, with companies being further subdivided in each category by either Division I, Division II or Division III based on company size. Read more

Current Issue

KBR, Inc. announced it has been awarded a reimbursable Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contract by Methanex Corporation for providing Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for a 5000 MTPD world-scale methanol plant Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Methanex on Tuesday announced it started up a second methanol facility that was transported from Chile to Geismar, Louisiana, three months ahead of schedule. Read more


It is the largest methanol production facility in the U.S. It is also the second startup of a new methanol plant in the U.S. this year. Read more


Methanex Corp. announced today it has produced first methanol at its new 1-million-tons-per-year methanol plant in Geismar, La. Methanex recently relocated the plant from its production site in Punta ... Read more


-The Senate today approved a House bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization and Accountability act through 2017. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturer... Read more

Training & Human Resources

Mammoet has completed a project involving the heavy lifting, transportation and reassembly preparation of an entire methanol plant. The plant was moved from the most southern part of Chile to Louisian... Read more

Lifting & Transport

Methane has been identified in drinking water wells and/or the basements of homes in Pennsylvania and other places. Some have loudly claimed the mere presence of methane is proof hydraulic fracturing ... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

This is a sampling of the projects planned for Louisiana and does not include all projects. If you would like your expansion information included in BIC Magazine, please send it to Editorial Director Kaye Benham at Read more


A renaissance is taking place in Louisiana’s chemical industry, and a perfect example of this is Methanex Corp.’s decision to relocate a 1 million metric ton methanol production plant from Punta Arena... Read more


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