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Shale gas rigs in Louisiana returning to pre-pandemic numbers

Oil and gas companies across the country are slowly deploying more shale natural gas rigs as the economy recovers from the 2020 recession, but shale rig numbers in Louisiana are already close to pre-pandemic...

Port Fourchon rebuilds, but disappearing wetlands threaten its future

More than a month after Hurricane Ida hit the sprawling harbor of Port Fourchon, the destruction remains widespread even as a recovery effort continues apace, reports Reuters. Operations at the port, which in normal times...

Feds telling pipeline owners to improve cybersecurity

The federal government is moving from asking oil and gas pipeline owners to improve their cybersecurity to telling them to do so, an attorney whose practice includes cybersecurity says. A cyberattack, beyond costing the victim...

A shortage of everything: A ‘perfect storm’ exposes the fragility of Louisiana’s industrial supply...

It came as a surprise to many that Louisiana’s industrial supply chain was so vulnerable. A series of unfortunate and unthinkable events in 2020 and 2021 severely disrupted its reliability at nearly every level,...

American Commercial to pay $2 million to preserve New Orleans habitat after spill

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based American Commercial Barge Line LLC has agreed to acquire and preserve 649 acres of woodland wildlife habitat near New Orleans and pay more than $2 million in damages resulting from an oil...

James Construction lands Phase 2 contract for vital LA 1 corridor

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently awarded the contract for phase two of the LA 1 corridor project to James Construction Group, reports Transportation Today. The group bid $463.6 million. “I am excited...

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My Toughest Challenge: Denise DeLaune of Union Carbide

Denise DeLaune has come full circle in the 20 or so years since graduating from LSU with a degree in chemical engineering. Since 1997,...

My Toughest Challenge: Rhoman Hardy of Shell Geismar

A Lake Charles native, Rhoman Hardy began his career in 1988 at Shell’s Taft plant, eventually becoming an electrical engineer there in 1991. Since...
It's a hotly debated subject, to be sure, but most would agree that a move toward alternative forms of power, net-zero emissions and other environmental goals is quickly accelerating. The COVID-19 pandemic bears some of the blame, as it temporarily obliterated the world’s demand for oil and gas. That...

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10/12 Industry Report tracks the status of announced or proposed industrial projects in south Louisiana since Jan. 1, 2014, with projected capital investment of $25 million or more. The top map indicates projects estimated at $250 million or more; the map below it, those between $25 million and $250 million. Data is current as of May 1, 2021. Second line...

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