Closure of Shell refinery could have far-reaching impacts on La. – WBRZ
CONVENT – One expert says the entire state will feel the impact of losing Shell’s refinery in St. James Parish, and the shock wave is expected to extend into the broader economy.
“It’s going to be a hit to jobs. It’s going to be a hit to business sales, it’s going to be a hit to local and state tax collections. All of this is going to take a hit because of this,” economist Loren Scott said.
Shell’s Convent refinery was seen as a parish staple, and hundreds of people will be left looking for work….