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The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port rising to meet the needs of crude oil storage

What costs more than $25 million dollars, can hold 1.1 million barrels of oil and known as the Bayou State? That’s correct. The 3 new above ground oil tanks added to Clovelly Hub by The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP). Currently, LOOP has 60 million barrels underground capacity, and once construction is finished, their final above ground storage will be ...

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Vitter meets with industry leaders, prepping for gubernatorial campaign

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter met with oil and gas industry leaders in Lafayette this morning. And while he says there were no surprises during the meeting, he’s now better equipped to understand the industry’s struggles, according to The Advertiser. The meeting, stretching for roughly an hour and a half, covered everything from litigation against oil and gas companies to the ...

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Low oil prices a mixed bag for Louisiana jobs

Low oil prices have begun to put some Louisianans out of work. Fox 8 News reports that although most businesses tied to the oil and gas industry in the Energy Corridor aren’t affected yet, a slowdown has begun. A few rigs have already shut down operations, leaving a few hundred people laid off. Just last week, Halliburton announced layoffs in ...

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