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Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

NEW ORLEANS — A coastal Louisiana parish on Thursday voted to drop its lawsuits against oil and gas companies over damages officials had said the oil industry caused to wetlands by digging numerous canals. The Plaquemines Parish council voted to dismiss 21 suits it had pending against 68 oil companies, officials and a lawyer said. The vote took place at ...

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Louisiana oil and gas lease sales slump in September

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sales of oil and gas drilling rights on Louisiana state and local lands fell to $476,400 in September. The state saw relatively lucrative lease sales in June and August despite falling oil prices. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board awarded 10 leases covering nearly 1,600 acres during the Sept. 9 sale. The four ...

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Bayou Companies to expand at Port of Iberia

NEW IBERIA, La. — Another oil and gas service company will expand operations at the Port of Iberia. The Advocate reports Bayou Companies is embarking on $39 million in upgrades to the pipe-coating facility at the port. The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. A new facility will use state-of-the-art equipment in ...

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