Refineries, plants essential to community in many ways

While some may view chemical plants and refineries as dangerous polluters, area industry has done much to improve air quality through carbon-capture technology and by adhering to strict regulations by both the state and federal government.

One example is Air Products, a carbon capture facility inside the Valero plant in Port Arthur.

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 Jan. 29 to Feb. 9.