Motiva officials suspect hammer swing sparked fire
Refinery spokesman Kevin Hardy Jr. tells The Advocate that repairs on the damaged unit are complete.
Officials suspect errant hammer swing sparked Feb. 24 Motiva fire
Motiva Enterprises LLC officials believe a scaffolding worker's errant hammer swing sparked a Feb. 24 fire in a diesel-producing unit inside their 750-acre refinery complex in St. James Parish.
St. James to consider land-use plan
The St. James Parish Council has set two public hearings on a proposed land use plan that some officials say would reduce conflicts between residents and industry, promote affordable housing and preserve historic sites all while encouraging economic development.
Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- The barge Load-Out and...
A $750 million plant that began manufacturing direct reduced iron Dec. 24 already leads all other competitors, according to the man who wears the three largest hats for the plant's corporate owner.
Not guilty pleas entered in fatal fight at St. James bar
Three people accused of crimes following a Nov. 28 fatal stabbing at a St. James Parish bar pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges, prosecutors said.
Motiva oil refinery fire doused, no injuries reported
Workers battled a fire Monday afternoon at Motiva Enterprises' Convent crude oil refinery in St. James Parish for 45 minutes before extinguishing the blaze, Shell Oil Co.
Lutcher hospital expected could save millions through bond refinance
The St. James Parish Council approved a resolution Wednesday to refinance up to $8 million in revenue bonds issued in 2008 used to construct St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher.
St. James industrial growth not without some pain
Ride along River Road through the parish seat of Convent, in St. James Parish, and Hymel's Seafood Restaurant is the place to stop for lunch.
Smiley: Fuelish things
I'm not sure why it was sent to me, because I can't imagine how it would apply to Louisiana.