Orleans

New Orleans Sues Energy Industry for Role in Coastal Erosion

The City of New Orleans has joined a half dozen Louisiana parishes in suing the oil and natural gas industry for its role in coastal land loss.

April 1, 2019

Phase Two of BP Trial Underway

The second phase of the multi-district litigation (MDL) against BP plc concerning the Macondo well blowout got underway Monday in New Orleans, with lawyers battling it over the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days beginning April 20, 2010.

October 1, 2013
Gulf South Project to Link Shales to Louisiana Demand

Gulf South Project to Link Shales to Louisiana Demand

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP is targeting growing industrial demand in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans, LA, region with a potential expansion of its system that would tap shale gas supplies from multiple basins. The project joins another targeting a similar market from rival Spectra Energy Transmission.

September 24, 2013
Gulf South Seeking Interest in Louisiana Expansion

Gulf South Seeking Interest in Louisiana Expansion

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP is targeting growing industrial demand in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans, LA, region with a potential expansion of its system that would tap shale gas supplies from multiple basins. The project joins another targeting a similar market from rival Spectra Energy Transmission.

September 24, 2013

No Injuries Reported in FGT Louisiana Explosion

An explosion early Tuesday morning on the Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline in Washington Parish, LA, 80 miles north of New Orleans destroyed a mobile home and caused the evacuation of 55 area residents. Gas supplies moving on the west-to-east pipeline were rerouted, operator Energy Transfer Partners said. No injuries were reported

June 19, 2013

Western GOM Draws $157M in Lease Bids

A total of $157.7 million was bid last Wednesday in Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Lease Sale 229 in New Orleans, the first sale under the Obama administration’s new Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing plan for 2012-2017. BP plc, which was temporarily suspended last week from new government contracts, submitted no bids (see related story).

December 3, 2012

Western GOM Lease Sale Draws $157M in Bids; BP a No-Show

A total of $157.7 million was bid Wednesday in Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Lease Sale 229 in New Orleans, the first sale under the Obama administration’s new Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing plan for 2012-2017.

November 29, 2012

Two Reportedly Missing in GOM Rig Explosion

The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans last Friday enlisted two boats, a cutter, two helicopters and a plane to search for two personnel missing from an oil and natural gas production rig that experienced an explosion and fire at about 8:45 a.m. CST.

November 19, 2012

Two Missing from Production Rig Explosion, Fire in GOM

The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans Friday enlisted two boats, a cutter, two helicopters and a plane to search for two personnel missing from an oil and natural gas production rig that experienced an explosion and fire at about 8:45 a.m. CST.

November 19, 2012

Fifth Circuit Rules Against Chesapeake in Canceled Lease Deal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans has ruled against Chesapeake Energy Corp. in its bid to reverse a $19.7 million judgment over a canceled oil and gas lease offer in Texas, a decision that may hold implications on canceled lease claims by mineral rights owners in several other states.

September 17, 2012
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