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Insight: Taxing energy infrastructure

Amendment 1 was recently passed by the voters to remove what was becoming a very real opportunity for entrepreneurial tax assessors to tax energy...

The big picture: The giant of the Gulf

HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD In October, Ingleside, Texas, welcomed the hull of Shell’s Appomattox production platform, floating aboard a massive heavy-transport vessel, after its journey...

The Big Picture: From the ground up

WORLD’S GREATEST CAPACITY This image from November might appear to be mere piles of pipes, beams and other building materials. But in roughly the next...

Cost efficiency and speed needs push engineers and contractors into futuristic territory

Such futuristic buzzwords as augmented reality, immersive mixed reality, building information modeling and digital laser scanning have taken the place of more traditional design...

Petrochemical owners and contractors ponder how to handle a second wave of Louisiana capital...

Get ready for another round of petrochemical investment. Experts say the U.S.—and the Gulf Coast in particular—is due for another, albeit smaller, round of...

As cost overruns plague Gulf Coast projects, owners look for answers

Anyone in industry will tell you cost overruns are the norm rather than the exception in the dynamic world of refinery and chemical plant...

Wind turbine jackets off the coast of Rhode Island were engineered in New Orleans...

Market fluctuations are an ever-present reality in the oil and gas industry, which means a company like Gulf Island Fabrication must be quick to...

Insight: Low-cost hydrocarbons continue to benefit the Gulf Coast

Recent announcements by ExxonMobil and Wanhua Chemical Group prove that the Gulf Coast region, and Louisiana in particular, continues to be an attractive location...

Insight: Environmental considerations in project development

Environmental considerations can determine the success or failure of a commercial or industrial project.  They should be carefully evaluated at the earliest planning stages...

Louisiana’s ‘Rigs to Reefs’ program is a win-win for industry the Gulf

While in its essence an environmental solution, the practice of converting offshore platforms into artificial reefs is usually a matter of financial common sense....

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