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Gulf Marine plans layoffs of 554 workers

ARANSAS PASS — Offshore manufacturer Gulf Marine Fabricators is planning to shed 554 jobs at its facility in Aransas Pass during the next eight weeks amid plummeting energy prices. Notices were sent out to employees on May 18, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification report released Tuesday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The layoffs were expected to be ...

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Mary Landrieu has a new job in Washington DC

After tireless focus on energy and environmental issues during her time as Louisiana senator, Mary Landrieu has taken up the flag once again, this time as a senior policy advisor at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, DC. According to the firm’s website, Van Ness Feldman “is a leading, highly responsive law and policy firm providing legal counsel, thought leadership ...

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Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard says 28 workers were evacuated from an oil production platform off Louisiana’s coast after a fire broke out. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana’s southeastern coast. Production was shut down and no injuries have been reported. The Coast ...

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Vanguard Natural Resources to acquire Eagle Rock Energy

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HOUSTON — Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. The agreement was announced Thursday by the Houston-based companies. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock Energy Partners, which will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary. The agreement requires approval of the boards of both companies. Vanguard ...

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Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

BATON ROUGE, La. — Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. The Advocate reports the property will fuel the company’s trucks servicing Livingston Parish and the rest of the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management has already begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas. Gulf Coast-area public sectors manager Warren Guedry ...

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Louisiana’s coastal restoration to receive $10 million in federal funds

Louisiana legislatures in Washington have been championing the cause of coastal restoration for their state, and they’re starting to make some headway. Representatives Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond are just steps away from securing $10 million in federal funding for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana, according to WWLTV. As one of the major funding bills in Congress, according to Scalise, ...

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