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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...

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...

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...

Honoré calls on oil companies to seal abandoned wells

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré called on Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s Legislature to force oil companies to seal the roughly 4,600...

Angelle to discuss offshore oil & gas importance during Oct. 28 webcast

Scott A. Angelle, former director of the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, will discuss the importance of the offshore oil & gas...

Feds schedule Gulf offshore oil lease sale for November

President Joe Biden’s administration says it has followed a court order to schedule an offshore oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of...

ExxonMobil presses on after other oil giants drop green algae as biofuel

Some scientists regard ExxonMobil Corp.’s long-running quest to turn algae into a transportation fuel as little more than a PR stunt. ExxonMobil says they...

State’s industry could benefit from rising natural gas prices

Demand for natural gas has risen in recent months while the supply has fallen, causing prices to spike domestically and especially overseas. “Gas market chaos”...

Rig counts rise, but lag far behind 2018 peak

The number of drilling rigs operating in U.S. oil fields increased by nine this week as crude prices climbed above $74 a barrel, The Houston...

Cameron LNG’s Ahrabi to retire in January

Cameron LNG announced last week that Farhad Ahrabi, CEO, will be retiring at the end of January 2022, after seven years of service with...

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