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$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects. News outlets report that the federal-state Restore Act council approved the funds Wednesday for six coastal-restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. The money comes from Clean Water Act fines paid by ...

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Study shows more extensive coral damage related to BP spill

NEW ORLEANS — Gulf coral damage from the massive BP oil spill is more extensive than previously thought, according to a new study that revealed sick and dying corals in the rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi known as the Pinnacles. Using remotely operated submarines, researchers explored the Pinnacle Reef in September 2011 and found more ...

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Consultant: Waterways a huge advantage for Coastal Bend

Eagle Ford Shale’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico continues to be its biggest advantage over the competing Bakken and Marcellus shale plays, a consultant told Port of Corpus Christi officials Tuesday. Pipeline projects that would move products from North Dakota and the mid-Atlantic states are either being met by political friction or simply taking too long to build, said ...

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Cuba says to drill in deep water despite low prices

CAMARIOCA, Cuba – Cuba plans to drill exploratory deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017 despite current low oil prices, officials from the state oil monopoly said. Cuba-Petroleo (Cupet) will drill exploratory wells as deep as 7,000 meters (223,000 ft) in waters of up to 3,000 meters in production sharing contracts ...

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