Shell Geismar is the only major petrochemical manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish that has operated continuously under its original name and ownership, a fact that underscores the facility’s enduring business value and Shell’s continuing commitment to the community.

Economic Impact

The Geismar Chemical Plant is one of the largest tax payers in Ascension Parish.

Taxes Paid
Ascension Parish $11.5 million
Sales and Use $9.26 million
Total $20.76 million
600 Shell employees
450 routine contract employees
Shell staff payroll: $153.2 million
$234 Million
332 Suppliers
34 Diverse Suppliers