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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...

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...

Top industry stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

Top stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

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...

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