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Slidell man pleads guilty in oil spill claims case

NEW ORLEANS — A 48-year-old Slidell man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an application for financial help in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite says Ronald Backes entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, who set sentencing for Aug. 19. Backes faces ...

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Tank wash owner fined for dumping unpermitted wastes


BATON ROUGE, La. — A business owner who admitted dumping unpermitted industrial wastes into the Baton Rouge sewer system and lying to a federal grand jury about it has been ordered to pay more than $481,000 in forfeitures, restitution and fines. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick also put 55-year-old Roger Joseph Dies, of Zachary, on probation for ...

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Bids taken on dredging 8 miles of Bayou Lafourche

THIBODAUX, La. — Officials say a nearly $20 million project to dredge more than eight miles of Bayou Lafourche is expected to begin within the next month. The Courier reports the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District received three bids Monday for the second phase of a large-scale project that aims to increase Mississippi River water flow into the bayou. District Director ...

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Cheniere to upgrade Creole Trail pipeline

The Creole Trail Pipeline in southern Louisiana is going to be getting some upgrades. Cheniere Energy Inc. received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week to move forward with its Creole Trail Expansion Project. The pipeline, which stretches from Beauregard Parish to Cameron Parish, will be transformed into a bi-directional pipeline, according to Natural Gas Intelligence. With the ...

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Natgasoline on track to Beaumont

Natgasoline’s plan to bring a $1 billion methanol production complex to Beaumont is moving along at a steady pace. Officials with the company submitted federal and state applications to regulatory agencies in February 2013 and received approval in late 2014, Pat Avery, vice president, Global Business Development at Griffith Moseley Johnson and Associates, told a crowded room during the Greater ...

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Utica and Marcellus well activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica Shale formation and Marcellus Shale formation in Ohio have both seen little change when compared to last week’s well update.  However, Ohio does have an exciting event taking place this week. Starting today and ending tomorrow, the 4th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo will be taking place.  The expo is located in St. ...

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