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Another LNG plant planned for SW Louisiana


LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Washington company says it has asked for federal permits for a $4.5 billion liquefied natural gas export plant in southwest Louisiana. VG Calcasieu Pass would be the third plant planned along the Calcasieu Ship Channel. Executives of Venture Global LNG will describe and answer questions about their plans at noon Wednesday in the Cameron Parish ...

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In Louisiana, GOP’s Cassidy vows to oppose Obama

Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu completes the GOP’s takeover of Deep South politics and its national domination of the 2014 midterm elections. But Cassidy, a three-term congressman and physician from Baton Rouge, remains mum on the details of what he believes Republicans should do with their control of Capitol Hill, other than continuing to battle ...

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Louisiana Senate: Landrieu couldn’t close GOP gap


Rep. Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a weekend runoff in Louisiana ended up a bit closer than some polls forecast. But the Republican wave was still enough Saturday to give the Baton Rouge congressman an easy 12-point victory. It was a stark contrast to Landrieu’s three previous victories, all competitive wins for the New Orleans Democrat. ...

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Landrieu getting little help before Senate runoff


WASHINGTON — In the final contest of this year’s midterm elections, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is heading toward her Saturday runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy with essentially zero financial help from outside allies. How disparate is their support? In all, 97 cents of every dollar not spent directly by the two campaigns since Nov. 5 has been to help ...

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Methane emissions decrease in O&G fields


According to a new report by the industry-funded Energy in Depth website, methane emissions fell over a two-year period between 2011 and 2013 at leading oil and gas fields across the U.S. Jennifer Hiller of the San Antonio Express-News reported “The report looked at EPA data on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can leak from equipment into the atmosphere, ...

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Pennsylvania now second-largest producer of shale well gas

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Pennsylvania has become the second-largest producer of shale natural gas, second only to Texas, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Last year, total natural gas withdrawals in the U.S. hit a new high of 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), with shale gas wells becoming the largest source of natural gas production. Natural gas ...

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Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone


BATON ROUGE, La. — In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats’ rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu’s failure to get the vote needed for pipeline passage — though he never names Landrieu. Cassidy’s ...

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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election


BATON ROUGE, La. — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month. After narrowly leading the field on Nov. 4 as her party lost control of the Senate, Landrieu had pinned her bid for re-election on ...

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Jindal to announce Louisiana budget cuts Friday


BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. Bobby Jindal will unveil his proposal Friday to rebalance this year’s budget, which contains a $171 million hole. The Jindal administration announced Tuesday that it will present its deficit-closing plan to lawmakers within three days, rather than take the full month available to devise its strategy. Despite the emergence of the budget gap, no grim news ...

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