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Why are refineries closing amid oil price windfall?

Even as oil and gas companies’ profits soar, refineries across the country are being retired and converted to other uses as owners balk at...

LMOGA criticizes Biden’s policies after he tells refiners to increase production

Last week, President Joe Biden called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, reports the Associated Press. In the letter, Biden...

LABI emphasizes ‘big wins’ for state business and industry

As the 2022 Regular Legislative Session concluded, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) noted specific wins for Louisiana business and industry, reports...

Brave New World: Growing for the inevitable energy transition in Louisiana

It represents a monumental shift in mindset. Owners in the industrial space are no longer digging in their heels in resistance to a changing global...

Kennedy talks Ida recovery, oil lease delays, inflation at Houma luncheon

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy fielded questions in Houma last Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the South Central industrial Association and Bayou Industry Group,...

With fewer truck drivers, Louisiana to allow larger load permits

The Louisiana Legislature gave final passage last week to a bill described as a simple solution to bring overnight relief to the supply-chain bottleneck...

The Legal Quagmire: The courtroom battles over environmental policy

Courtrooms across the U.S. are finding themselves on the front lines of a nationwide struggle over federal and state rights in regulating environmental policy....

Louisiana enacts orphan oil well law to get $200M in federal money

Legislation that positions Louisiana to receive an estimated $200 million in federal grants to fix orphan oil wells becomes law today as one of...
Offshore

Biden administration promises offshore plan but isn’t committing to lease sales

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the department will release a five-year proposal for energy development in federal waters such as...

Is there a path for compromise on local ITEP input?

During this year’s session of the Louisiana Legislature, the business lobby easily fought off local officials’ attempt to enshrine local control of local property...

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