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Oil giant Total ends American Petroleum Institute membership

The French oil company Total has ended its membership in the American Petroleum Institute, Maritime Executive reports. Total operates one of the world’s largest...
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St. Rose facility to produce marine, power fuel

Arq CEO Julian McIntyre announced last week that his company would invest in a new $40 million St. Rose facility that will produce a...

Louisiana industry cuts toxic chemical releases by 5.6 percent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Louisiana industrial plants reduced their toxic chemical releases by 5.6 percent in 2019 compared to...

LMOGA emphasizes energy policy in letter to Biden

In a Jan. 14 letter to President-Elect Biden, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA) addressed the challenges and opportunities facing Louisiana’s oil...

Federal judge dismisses challenge against Formosa Plastics while Corps of Engineers reconsiders permit

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a Chinese conglomerate’s plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana because the Army Corps...

Study finds no elevated cancer risk at Reserve facility

A recent study found no connection between the risk of death from lung or liver cancer and exposure to a chemical produced at a...

Seismic testing for oil, gas deposits will continue in GOM, coastal waters of Louisiana

The Bureau of Energy Management has decided to allow the continued use of seismic testing to search for oil and gas deposits in the...

LCA CEO: Louisiana chemical facilities have significantly cut emissions

In the last 30 years, chemical facilities operating in Louisiana have cut air emissions by 75 percent. Once inconceivable, this accomplishment is now a...

$234M oil spill settlement will provide five wetlands restoration projects

Louisiana is getting $234.6 million in BP oil spill settlement money for five wetlands restoration projects in three parishes. In an announcement last week, Gov....

Port NOLA gets $1.24M grant to expand Clean TRIP initiative

The Port of New Orleans has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for $1.24 million for the port’s Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program...

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