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Contractors optimistic after ExxonMobil’s ITEP approval

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry voted unanimously Jan. 29 at a virtual meeting to approve ExxonMobil’s request for a property tax abatement,...

Edwards hopes to get oil leases, permitting ‘back on track’

The best medicine for the Louisiana economy will be overcoming COVID-19 and its impact on consumer confidence and business activities. That’s according to Gov. John...

International Paper announces $52 million upgrade in Bogalusa

Bernie Chascin, plant manager at International Paper in Bogalusa, announced last week that the company plans to invest up to $52.2 million to increase...

Dow settles pollution allegations in Louisiana, Texas

Dow Chemical Co. and two subsidiaries, Performance Materials NA Inc. and Union Carbide Corp., will pay millions to settle allegations that they polluted the...

ExxonMobil files ITEP request for Baton Rouge refinery modernization

ExxonMobil is requesting a roughly $2.7 million property tax break over the first year of a project to modernize and upgrade its aging north Baton Rouge...

Local oil industry groups protest drilling ban, Keystone cancellation

Reaction to President Biden’s twin executive actions to ban new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for 60 days and revoke...

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...

U.S. rig count jumps in latest January numbers

The total U.S. oil and gas rig count jumped by 18 to 424 in the week ending Jan. 13, with the Permian Basin seeing...
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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...

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