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Gas leak in La. town shuts down main intersection

A break in a natural gas line in Opelousas, Louisiana closed one of the city’s major intersections Wednesday, according to William Johnson for The Advertiser, causing major traffic jams. The gas line was accidentally burst by construction workers from the state’s Department of Transportation and Development as they were installing a new stoplight along Main Street/La. 182. However, the exact ...

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Supreme Court deny resurrection of suit against BP

An appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes to revive lawsuits against BP have been rejected by the Supreme Court, according to the Associated Press. The Gulf Coast parishes were looking to renew courtroom action against the oil giant for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused damage to bayous, wetlands, and wildlife in southern Louisiana. The justices made no comment as ...

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Governor Jindal, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce $1 Million Investment to Fund Statewide Workforce Training in Louisiana

First major private-sector commitment made to state’s new WISE Fund; State match to boost contribution to $5 million Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $1 million to the Foundation for Louisiana’s Community & Technical Colleges to fund statewide workforce training and connect more students with the state’s powerful industrial expansion. Once approved for matching ...

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EDITORIAL: Pipeline deal good news for residents

The recent announcement that a natural gas pipeline serving Louisiana and Mississippi communities from Winnsboro to Natchez will be improved and continue to operate is good news. The owner of the pipeline, American Midstream Midla, had sought to simply abandon the pipeline, which was installed in the 1920s and runs from Monroe to Baton Rouge. Now, Midla has agreed to ...

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Jindal confirms he may run for president in 2016

Bobby Jindal has announced that the only greater public office he wishes to occupy in the future is President of the United States. According to Mark Ballard for The Advocate, it’s the Oval Office or no national office at all for Louisiana’s current governor. Jindal specified that he would not seek office in the Senate nor the House. Jindal has ...

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Oil and gas backs Democrat’s bid to keep Louisiana U.S. Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 – Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is struggling to ...

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Could Louisiana reclaim its coast from the Gulf?

Louisiana has laid out a plan to reclaim the coastline consumed by the sea. Louisiana is losing coastal lands faster than any other place on earth, even the Arctic. According to Suzanne Goldenberg for The Guardian, state authorities are hoping to reverse that, but they will need $50 billion to do it. The plan includes proposals for more than 100 ...

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Regional natural gas price half of benchmark

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An abundance of natural gas from shale has helped push down the wholesale price in Pennsylvania to about half of the national price for the fuel. The gap is caused by a lack of pipeline capacity for carrying gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, and it means savings for Ohio businesses and residents. The Energy Information Administration reported ...

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