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EnLink acquires 1,400 miles of Gulf Coast pipeline

EnLink Midstream has officially finalized its acquisition of Gulf Coast natural gas pipelines. The company obtained the assets, including the Bridgeline system, from Chevron. EnLink believes that the addition will only serve to improve its position in the Louisiana natural gas market. The oil and gas industry has seen renewed growth and demand in southern Louisiana, and EnLink’s new pipelines ...

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Sunoco spill revised up to 189,000 gallons

MOORINGSPORT, La. — Oil is flowing again through a 1,000-mile pipeline that broke in northwest Louisiana nearly four weeks ago. Sunoco Logistics Partners LP spokesman Jeff Shields tells The Times of Shreveport that the total spill is now estimated at 189,000 gallons. That’s up 21,000 gallons from the previous estimate. Shields says the partnership got a more accurate estimate after ...

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Future of natural gas industry keeps improving, survey says

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The U.S. natural gas industry is gathering steam amid changes and challenges that are remaking the business, according to a new report from Black & Veatch. Last year the Overland Park firm’s annual report on the industry described a cautious optimism about likely growth because of the trove of natural gas being recovered from shale formations in the United States. ...

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Water pipeline could serve oilfields

WOODVILLE, Miss. — Wilkinson County officials are looking at using water from a popular fishing lake near the Louisiana line to provide water for oilfield fracking in southwest Mississippi. The Enterprise-Journal reports that county administrator Bruce Lewis told a group this past week that the water pipeline would run from Lake Mary — also known as Old River Lake — through ...

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Water pipeline could serve oilfields

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WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Wilkinson County officials are looking at using water from a popular fishing lake near the Louisiana line to provide water for oilfield fracking in southwest Mississippi. The Enterprise-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1FSAGAX) that county administrator Bruce Lewis told a group this past week that the water pipeline would run from Lake Mary — also known as Old River ...

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Energy News Roundup: Is Opec Toothless? Hedge Fund to Buy Hess Energy Trading & Sasol Approves $8.1B Ethane Cracker

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This article reevaluates Opec’s power to control the global oil market and focuses on a political scientist’s research that suggests the cartel’s strength has been overblown for years. “But a closer look at OPEC’s real influence over the oil market suggests that we’re making a huge mistake about its global power, says Brown University political scientist Jeff Colgan. A specialist ...

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Louisiana earns its first LNG project

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Parallax Energy, a newly formed company based in Houston, Texas, hopes to launch its first major liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana. Parallax, which was created by former UK-based BG Group PLC COO Martin Houston, will begin its Live Oak LNG project in Louisiana. Executives hope to finalize the project in November, and these are the only details Houston would reveal. Houston ...

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Louisiana construction firms in need of more workers

Looking for work? Willing to do some manual labor? Louisiana construction firms need you. A recent study has shown that skilled construction workers are hard to come by, even with rising pay and benefits, something Louisiana is all too familiar with. The Associated General Contractors of America polled approximately 1,000 contractors across the country. In Louisiana, the survey brought back ...

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Louisiana Republicans hesitant to endorse Jindal for president

Despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent announcement that he would like to run for president—though the decision has not been officially made—Republicans seem unwilling to support him. The Monroe News-Star reports that only two of the right-leaning candidates running for the 5th District’s congressional seat expressed readiness to support Jindal should he make a move for the Oval Office. Of the ...

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