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‘This is not your grandfather’s Gulf of Mexico’

The tides are changing in the Gulf of Mexico, as federal agencies open up larger swaths of the outer continental shelf to oil and...

Company News across south Louisiana’s industrial corridor [Q2 2018]

GBRIA honors safety leaders The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Contractor Safety Excellence Awards at a banquet...

David Dismukes: The irrelevance of energy dominance

Politicians love buzz words and phrases in attempting to simplify and codify energy policy. In the past, “energy independence” was the rage and had...
LSU Professor Guoqiang Li

Scientists are on the trail of new solutions to oil seepages

As owners go to extraordinary lengths to prevent environmental impacts in their offshore oil and gas operations, science is taking a laboratory-based approach to...
Bullish on global markets, ExxonMobil is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to double U.S. light crude oil refining capacity along the Gulf Coast.

ExxonMobil contemplates doubling light crude refining capacity along the Gulf Coast

ExxonMobil is bullish on growing global markets, and the Gulf Coast could be the beneficiary. A top ExxonMobil official confirmed in March a multibillion-dollar plan...
The Shell Cougar

Shell Cougar: Sleeping with the fishes

In the early 1980s, the Shell Cougar platform helped define the outer limits of the Gulf of Mexico—a steel monument to human ingenuity and...
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With oil prices brutally low, all eyes are on the Gulf

These are interesting times for the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico, which is so critical to the economic fates of families and businesses...
ExxonMobil aviation lubrication plant

Step inside ExxonMobil’s new aviation lubrication plant in Louisiana

ExxonMobil celebrated the first birthday of its newest Baton Rouge-area plant last summer with an open house for public officials and the media. The...

Meet south Louisiana’s rising industry talent—all of them under the age of 40

There is talk of “the great crew change” in the oil and gas business, and many companies throughout the petrochemical sector and other heavy...

An executive program in Robert builds a better future for energy sector WBEs

For a week in November, a group of 29 female leaders from the U.S. energy sector met at Shell’s Robert, Louisiana, training and conference...

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