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LWC data reflects oil, gas industry job losses

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The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has released the state’s latest employment data, representing March’s workforce numbers, and the information reflects the job-loss trend in the oil and gas industry. Louisiana’s seasonally-adjusted job counts for the mining and logging sector—where the oil and gas industry falls—decreased by 600, or 1.2 percent, from February to March this year. Over the last year, ...

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Mary Landrieu has a new job in Washington DC

After tireless focus on energy and environmental issues during her time as Louisiana senator, Mary Landrieu has taken up the flag once again, this time as a senior policy advisor at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, DC. According to the firm’s website, Van Ness Feldman “is a leading, highly responsive law and policy firm providing legal counsel, thought leadership ...

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Storm leaves 170,000 without power in U.S. Gulf Coast

Almost 170,000 homes and businesses were without power early on Tuesday from Texas to Mississippi after severe storms battered the U.S. Gulf Coast states on Monday, according to local utilities. The storms moved from west to east, hitting Texas first. Power companies in Texas said they expect to restore power to most customers later on Tuesday, but would not be ...

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Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard says 28 workers were evacuated from an oil production platform off Louisiana’s coast after a fire broke out. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana’s southeastern coast. Production was shut down and no injuries have been reported. The Coast ...

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1 dead, 1 rescued at construction site trench collapse

COVINGTON, La. — One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders. The accident happened early Thursday afternoon in the Covington area. Crews from area fire departments were involved in freeing the trapped worker. Jason ...

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A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP — which leased the rig from Transocean — reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related ...

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Judge temporarily halts fracking approvals in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge has halted the approval of fracking operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on the legality of the appointment of several boards that manage state resources and the environment. Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens’ decision earlier this month prevents the Mining and Energy Commission from approving drilling units for ...

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Frank’s International confirms layoffs in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE, La. — Frank’s International is laying off 150 of its employees in Lafayette, part of the company’s global effort to trim its workforce by 400 to 600 workers. According to local media reports, the layoffs are coming at the company’s Lafayette complex near U.S. Highway 90. Employees were informed Tuesday. Frank’s announced March 31 it would pare its employee ...

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