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Fifth Circuit Gives OK to Louisiana Pipeline

Fifth Circuit Gives OK to Louisiana Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properly approved construction of a pipeline through the largest river swamp in North America – authorizing the destruction of acres of old-growth trees – a divided Fifth Circuit ruled Friday. The 162-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline will run from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to a terminal about 60 miles west of […]

Court: Louisiana Oil Pipeline Construction Allowed to Continue

Court: Louisiana Oil Pipeline Construction Allowed to Continue

Construction of a crude oil pipeline through Louisiana’s environmentally fragile Atchafalaya Basin swamp can continue under a federal appeals court decision handed down Friday. A divided panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The 2-1 decision was a victory for […]

Frac Sand Firm Shale Support Buys Two Mines in Louisiana

Frac Sand Firm Shale Support Buys Two Mines in Louisiana

Frac sand and logistics services provider Shale Support LLC recently acquired two natural sand mines in Louisiana, more than doubling its annual capacity, the company announced in a June 20 press release. “Shale Support’s geographic proximity to the Haynesville, Austin Chalk, and Eagle Ford Shale areas, in addition to our ability to use Norfolk Southern […]

U.S. oil firms use shale know-how to revitalize old oilfields

U.S. oil firms use shale know-how to revitalize old oilfields

Land is still cheap in the formation, which has helped lure more producers. Conoco leased its land for less than $5,000 an acre. That compares with as much as $75,000 an acre in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, the center of U.S. shale drilling and its largest oilfield. About 350 Austin […]

FERC issues favorable EIS for Louisiana LNG project

FERC issues favorable EIS for Louisiana LNG project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a favorable Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Calcasieu Pass LNG Project in southwest Louisiana, Kallanish Energy reports. Public comment on the 695-page draft EIS closes on Aug. 13. A public meeting will be held Aug. 1, in Cameron, Louisiana. The $8.5 billion project would include a new […]

Tellurian to decide on Louisiana LNG project in early 2019

Tellurian to decide on Louisiana LNG project in early 2019

The co-founder and chairman of Tellurian Inc said on Thursday the U.S. natural gas company expects to make a final investment decision on its proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana in the first quarter of 2019. Chairman Charif Souki, who spoke to Reuters at the World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., said […]

Louisiana modernizing its website to track state spending

Louisiana modernizing its website to track state spending

Louisiana is upgrading its website to track government spending, giving it a new name and user-friendly, graphics-focused look that lawmakers hope will draw more people to review how the state use taxpayer dollars. The improved transparency site, known as Louisiana Checkbook, goes online Monday morning at www.checkbook.la.gov Legislation to upgrade the state government website to […]

LOGA president applauds decision to dismiss climate change lawsuits

LOGA president applauds decision to dismiss climate change lawsuits

The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) applauds a California federal judge’s decision to toss climate change lawsuits against Big Oil. LOGA President Gifford Briggs said the association welcomed the judge’s action in throwing out the “fictitious lawsuit.” “The truth is that in Louisiana, the environment and air quality continue to improve […]

Bayou Bridge Plans to Finish Louisiana Oil Pipeline by October

Bayou Bridge Plans to Finish Louisiana Oil Pipeline by October

A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana expects to complete the construction project by October if a federal appeals court doesn’t order another halt to the work. Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s attorneys said in a court filing Wednesday that construction of the entire 163-mile (260-km) pipeline was nearly 76% complete as of Sunday. A […]

Letters: Louisiana air quality getting better

Letters: Louisiana air quality getting better

While I was initially contacted to comment on fuel efficiency and what effects that may have on Louisiana’s oil and gas industry, I would like to address some topics raised about Louisiana’s air quality in an article titled “Environmental activists warn that rolling back air pollution standards poses threat to Louisiana.” Secretary of the Louisiana […]