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Port Arthur Industrial Group brings STEM-based Science Museum to 1,800 elementary students

Through the support of the Port Arthur Industrial Group (PAIG) which includes Port Arthur refineries and petrochemical companies, along with the PAIG Community Advisory Group, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) showcased the TAME Trailblazer at nine Port Arthur ISD schools from January 29 to February 9.

2018 Golden Triangle Divisional STEM Competition held

The 2018 Golden Triangle Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (GT-TAME) Divisional STEM Competition was held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Lamar University.

Buc-ee's named 'Best Gas Station Brand in US'

GasBuddy recently released its list of the Top 10 Gas Station brands in the U.S. and Texas-based Buc-ee's beat out all the others. Buc-ee's, which many Southeast Texans frequent during trips to Houston by stopping off at the company's Baytown location, gained Top-Rated Coffee, Top-Rated Outdoor Lighting, Top-Rated Customer Service, Top-Rated Cleanliness, and Top-Rated Restrooms.

Rebuild Texas Fund, LiftFund and Goldman Sachs partner in $7M initiative to assist small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey

Strategic partners are powerfully joining together to place small businesses along the Texas Gulf Coast on the path to recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Goldman Sachs, through its 10,000 Small Businesses program and the Rebuild Texas fund are providing $7 million to LiftFund to assist Texas small business owners in the recovery and rebuilding of their operations following the catastrophic storm. Rebuild Texas is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Office of the Texas Governor’s OneStar Foundation.

ISC makes two additions to its leadership team

ISC Constructors, LLC (ISC)  announced Monday, Feb. 5 two additions to the company’s leadership team — Kyle Zeringue and Keith Gautreau.

ExxonMobil to triple Permian production by 2025, plans to invest more than $2B in terminal and transportation expansion

ExxonMobil announced Tuesday, Jan. 30 that it plans to triple total daily production to more than 600,000 oil-equivalent barrels by 2025 from its operations in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. Tight oil production from the Delaware and Midland basins will increase five-fold in the same period.

Ribbon Cutting held for Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper

The Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Forest Oaks Funeral Home at 601 W Gibson Street in Jasper. According to the funeral home's website, the company's goal "is to provide families in Jasper ... and the surrounding areas with the best service possible during one of the most difficult times in their lives at a much more reasonable price than the area funeral homes.

ExxonMobil named 2017 Explorer of the Year by World Oil and Gas Council

ExxonMobil has been named 2017 Explorer of the Year by the World Oil and Gas Council in recognition of excellence and innovation in the global energy industry.

“This award is recognition of ExxonMobil’s successful efforts to strengthen our portfolio by accessing and discovering the highest quality resources,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “This recognition would not be possible without the dedication of our employees and their daily commitment to safety and operational excellence at every stage of exploration.”

EIA forecasts natural gas to remain primary energy source for electricity generation

EIA’s January 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that natural gas will remain the primary source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. The share of total electricity supplied by natural gas-fired power plants is expected to average 33 percent in 2018 and 34 percent in 2019, up from 32 percent in 2017. EIA expects the share of generation from coal, which had been the predominant electricity generation fuel for decades, to average 30 percent in 2018 and 28 percent in 2019, compared with 30 percent in 2017.

Apple announces company’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over next five years

Apple announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy which Apple created with iPhone and the App Store.