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Ignore the shadow 2018 cast over LNG: Long-term demand remains

In some ways, nothing has changed in the liquefied natural gas market. Proponents still expect unparalleled global demand and a significant supply gap over the...

When it comes to the ITEP debate, what does Texas do?

When Baton Rouge school board officials in January delivered the city’s first denial of an Industrial Tax Exemption Program request to ExxonMobil, business groups...

Industry Connections: Uncertainty is the death knell for investment

Created in 1936 and reaffirmed in the constitution of 1973, Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) has been our state’s premiere economic...

ExxonMobil picked Baton Rouge but ITEP debate isn’t over

The local business community, fearful of the fallout from the ongoing controversy over the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, breathed a sigh of relief in...

Post-Katrina promise of oil money didn’t live up to expectations

In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give...

Gifford Briggs: What is your plan?

Ready or not, Louisiana is in full election swing. With the election season comes campaign ads, mailers, social media blitzes, and  of course, promises...

LOGA Annual Meeting lineup: Halliburton’s Stephen Ingram, Chevron’s Steve Conner

Halliburton's Stephen Ingram, Chevron's Steve Conner, Venture Global LNG's Mike Eberhardt and Aethon's Paul Sander are headlining the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association's annual...

Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal construction will begin ‘immediately’

Venture Global LNG Inc. tells Bloomberg it will start construction immediately on its $5 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana...

Louisiana industry battling over river pilot fees

Concerned about an estimated $44 million rise in costs to industry requiring Louisiana river pilot services, leadership from the Louisiana Chemical Association and the...

LABI’s Stephen Waguespack calls for ITEP changes

Wanting to counter what he says is “dangerous rhetoric,” Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, this week...

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