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  • Plans expand for LNG plant in Cameron

    March 12, 2017 12:02 PM

    CAMERON - A 500-acre expansion has been announced for a planned liquefied natural gas plant in Cameron Parish. The American Press reports that officials of G2 LNG say they plan the expansion because of growing interest among potential customers. The Baton Rouge-based company announced in October 2015 that it planned... more »
  • IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline

    February 25, 2017 1:39 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian State News Agency SANA is reporting that Islamic State militants in the country's central province of Homs have lobbed mortars at natural gas pipelines, putting some production lines out of service. Syrian Minister of Electricity Mohammad Zuheir Kharboutli told State TV the attack on the southern factory... more »
  • $8.5 billion natural gas project to create 250 jobs

    December 22, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a liquefied natural gas project being planned for Plaquemines Parish is expected to create 250 new jobs. Gov. John Bel Edwards and executives from Venture Global LNG announced the project on Wednesday. They said the company will invest $8.5 billion to develop the natural gas... more »
  • World's biggest LNG supplier Qatar merges 2 gas producers

    December 11, 2016 12:09 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar is merging its two government-controlled liquefied natural gas companies, streamlining distribution of the fuel as the OPEC nation grapples with a slump in energy prices. The Gulf country is the world's largest producer of LNG, which is natural gas chilled to liquid form for... more »
  • NuBlu Energy building natural gas plant in Port Allen

    October 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - NuBlu Energy has started construction on a natural gas liquefaction plant in Port Allen. The facility will have a startup capacity of 30,000 gallons per day, expandable to 90,000 gallons. The company announced Thursday it also will have storage capacity of 100,000 gallons. NuBlu didn't disclose its... more »
  • New website geared to help unemployed oil workers

    April 12, 2016 8:26 AM

    LAFAYETTE- State and local agencies have developed a website to connect the unemployed and underemployed from the battered energy sector to jobs and training for the now-hiring petrochemical and liquid natural gas plants in Louisiana. AcadianaOpportunity.com was unveiled Monday, a website through which the unemployed can connect to jobs and,... more »
  • US proposes rule to limit gas 'flaring' at drilling sites

    January 22, 2016 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration intends to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public lands. New rules proposed move Friday will seek to reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as President Barack Obama addresses climate change. Energy companies frequently "flare" or burn off... more »
  • Cheniere delays first LNG export from Cameron Parish plant

    January 17, 2016 6:54 PM

    CAMERON - Cheniere Energy says its first export of liquefied natural gas will be delayed about a month. Officials say in a news release that recently discovered instrumentation problems need more work over coming weeks. The American Press reports that this means the first cargo will leave in late February... more »
  • Baton Rouge company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier

    July 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    BILLINGS - A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on land in Montana held sacred by some American Indians is objecting to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge wanted to begin drilling this summer on its 6,200-acre... more »
  • Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

    May 14, 2015 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. 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.... more »
  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 20 to 1,028

    April 2, 2015 1:59 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 20 this week to 1,028 amid slumping oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Thursday 802 rigs were seeking oil and 222 exploring for natural gas. Four... more »
  • Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight

    January 27, 2015 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in California, Florida and West Virginia in recent years. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • Entergy to upgrade natural gas piping in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 22, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy is upgrading some of its natural gas piping in Baton Rouge after the federal government made recommendations that utility companies replace aging pipes. In the last decade gas leaks have killed more than 130 people in the US, injured 600 and caused $2 billion worth... more »
  • US rig count up 2 to 1,929

    October 31, 2014 1:04 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,582 rigs were exploring for oil and 346 for gas. One... more »
  • US rig count down 9 to 1,922

    October 3, 2014 1:08 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to 1,922. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,591 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. One... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »
  • Baton Rouge port to get LNG facility

    September 30, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Port of Baton Rouge will get its first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility in 2015. Houston-based Waller Marine, Inc. and Omaha-based Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC announced Tuesday Tenaska Bayou LNG will be built on approximately 80 acres at the Baton Rouge port. The facility will... more »
  • BR street closed after gas leak

    September 26, 2014 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters closed a Baton Rouge street after a natural gas leak was reported. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the leak happened around 11 a.m. near Government Street. Firefighters closed Government between Jefferson and Marion while utility crews dealt with the leak.... more »
  • Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

    September 14, 2014 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a... more »
  • Gas leak puts shopping center on alert

    August 21, 2014 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shopping center near the Siegen/Perkins intersection was evacuated and had its power disconnected after a contractor hit a gas line and caused a leak Thursday evening. It took crews just more than two hours to seal the lake and about thirty more minutes to ventilate... more »
  • Sheriff: expect lengthy ordeal around well leak site

    June 20, 2014 7:56 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The company responsible for a well that is leaking off Highway 75 will evaluate the situation and formulate a plan to deal with the danger, the sheriff said Friday night. Highway 75 has been closed south of the city because of the situation. "[The highway] is shutdown... more »
  • Rig owner eyes relief well to divert gas off coast

    July 25, 2013 8:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of a natural gas drilling rig flaming off Louisiana's coast says preparations are under way for the possible drilling of a relief well to divert gas from the site and bring the well under control. Experts say the effort is complicated and could take... more »

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