Process Industries
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Louisiana is a Strategic Location for Process Industries

Louisiana’s location is one of its most valuable assets. Louisiana’s 18 refineries account for 18 percent of the total U.S. refining capacity. The state’s superior transportation infrastructure and proximity to abundant natural resources, coupled with a large selection of identified and certified sites make doing business in Louisiana an optimal choice for fuel and chemical processing industry operations.

Superior Logistics Offer Unrivaled Access

Louisiana is well situated for both inbound and outbound logistics. The state is home to:

  • Six interstate highways
  • Six Class 1 railroads
  • Six deep water ports
  • Seven primary airports

View how Louisiana’s development-ready certified sites intersect with inbound and outbound logistics, view demographic information and more in the Site Selection Center.

Louisiana is one of only two states in the country where all six of North America’s class one railroads converge. In addition, Louisiana has more than 24,000 miles of natural gas pipeline, carrying natural gas to all parts of the country. There are also pipelines that carry refined products such as gasoline from and through Louisiana to other states.

Feedstock Offers Opportunities

For bio-derived commodities, Louisiana’s diverse portfolio of feedstock supports processing and transport of primary crops in-state that include timber, sugar, rice, corn, cotton, grasses and beans. The state also has a significant number of biofuel facilities, sugar mills, mood product manufacturing facilities, pulp and paper mills, and rice mills. Extensive offtake agreement relationships exist within the state, and LED has significant insight into opportunities for companies to create strategic partnerships.