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Comment period begins for Trunkline LNG’s proposed expansion

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Trunkline LNG’s proposed plant expansion has reached the public comment stage and residents have about a month to let their voices be heard. Brian Johnston, an environmental scientist with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, says residents have until 4:30 p.m. April 20 to submit comments or requests for a public hearing on the project. Submissions ...

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Jindal budget seeks to move $72M from roads to state police

BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite criticism, Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to divert even larger sums of state gasoline tax revenue away from road work next year to instead pay for state police operations. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee learned Tuesday that Jindal’s budget recommendation for the fiscal year that begins July 1 would shift $72 million in gas tax ...

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Rail carrier approved for Lake Charles port

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Port of Lake Charles board members have approved an agreement to allow Port Rail Inc. to be its rail carrier instead of Union Pacific, a move one official said will have less of an impact on residents during peak traffic hours. Bill Rase, the port’s executive director, said the decision gives the port more control over ...

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Port Arthur LNG starts FERC pre-filing process

Another company is seeking approval for a natural gas liquefaction and export facility, this time in Port Arthur, Texas. Sempra Energy announced in a press release Monday that its subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has submitted the appropriate pre-filing process request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Should FERC initiate the pre-filing review, Port Arthur LNG will have a years-long ...

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Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids through 18 Kentucky counties under controversial plan

LEBANON — A company’s proposal to change the product flowing through an existing natural gas pipeline, and to reverse the flow through that interstate line, is drawing increasing concern and comment from Kentuckians. Of particular concern to people in Lebanon and Marion County is the possibility of an explosion in the underground line or a leak and resulting contamination of ...

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Helis receives DEQ approval for controversial fracking project

Helis Oil & Gas Co. has overcome yet another obstacle in the approval process to move forward with its proposed drilling project in St. Tammany Parish. The company received the red stamp of approval yesterday from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, which determined that Helis’ project would not violate state water quality standards. According to the Times-Picayune, the proposed ...

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