In this list
Agriculture | Oil

Diamond Green Diesel St. Charles, Louisiana, renewable diesel plant shut ahead of Ida

Agriculture | Biofuels

Potash Futures

Energy | Oil | Crude Oil | Refined Products

$90/b oil makes producers and refiners sanguine in Q3

Oil | Energy Transition | Energy

APPEC 2024

Energy | Natural Gas | LNG | Shale Gas

US producer Chesapeake Energy predicts more LNG supply deals; 7% of volume now LNG-linked

Biofuels | Energy

S&P Global Platts Proposes to Revise Chicago Ethanol Price Assessment Methodology

Energy | Electric Power

Five hard truths about energy transformation and resilience

For full access to real-time updates, breaking news, analysis, pricing and data visualization subscribe today.

Subscribe Now

Diamond Green Diesel St. Charles, Louisiana, renewable diesel plant shut ahead of Ida


Ida made landfall around midday Aug. 29

Plant produces 290 million gal/yr of renewable diesel

  • Author
  • Janet McGurty
  • Editor
  • Gary Gentile
  • Commodity
  • Agriculture Oil

Diamond Green Diesel shut its renewable diesel plant located at St. Charles, Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida, according to a statement from Darling Ingredients on Aug. 29.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

"In advance of Hurricane Ida, DGD was shut down in a safe and controlled manner," the statement said.

Diamond Green Diesel is a joint venture between Darling Ingredients and Valero Energy. The partnership began producing renewable diesel in 2013, with a capacity of 160 million gal/yr with Darling Ingredients supplying the feedstock and Valero Energy the production and logistics.

Related content: Producers shut in 95% of US Gulf oil volumes; refiners close plants as Hurricane Ida makes landfall

FACTBOX: Power outages spread, refineries closed and almost 95% of US Gulf oil, gas offline as Hurricane Ida makes landfall

The 290 million gal/yr plant is located on the site of Valero's 215,000 b/d St. Charles refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Valero earlier said that that the refinery had also been shut ahead of Ida's landfall.

The plant's capacity is currently under construction to expand capacity by 400 million gal/yr by the end of 2021.

Hurricane Ida made landfall midday Aug. 29 near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with winds up to 150 miles per hour, making it a strong category 4 hurricane.