In local news:

Shell has announced that it will develop a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish complex. The project will include a $717 million capital investment and create twenty new jobs, with an average annual salary of $104,000, plus benefits. The company estimates the project will generate 1,000 construction jobs at peak building activity. Construction is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2016, and the unit is expected to begin operations in 2018.

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