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The Latest: BP supervisor pleads guilty in 2010 oil spill

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NEW ORLEANS — The latest on the case against a BP supervisor charged in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. All times local: 10 a.m. A BP supervisor charged in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of violating the Clean Water Act, and involuntary manslaughter charges have been dismissed. Donald ...

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Easy to use well economics software provides relevant data in minutes

In a cyclical industry like oil and gas, people generally expect dramatic market fluctuations; however, when the price of oil drops by 50% like it did last year and remains low, companies inevitably struggle.  Modified drilling plans, lower rig counts, layoffs and focus on existing production are some of this year’s themes, and it is the rare oil company that ...

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Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana fall

BATON ROUGE, La. — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Nov. 21 decreased from the previous week’s total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims fell to 2,404 from the previous week’s total of 3,196. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,547. The four-week moving average, which is ...

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Oil port seeks customers for planned crude loading facility

FORT FOURCHON, La. — The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is seeking customers for a planned service that will send crude to Texas refineries. LOOP spokesman Terrance R. Coleman tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/1QbyGJF) that the project is intended to bring back the market that was cut off when the Houston-to-Houma pipeline was reversed two years ago. The pipeline began sending oil ...

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Bill Gates in Paris to launch global clean energy fund

PARIS — Bill Gates and a powerful coalition of top Silicon Valley thinkers, leaders and philanthropists will announce on Monday two initiatives created to spend tens of billions of dollars in the next five years to develop clean energy technology in efforts to fight global warming. Along with the 10-campus University of California system — with its three national energy ...

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Oil City clerk arrested on theft charge

SHREVEPORT, La. — A town clerk for Oil City has been arrested for allegedly stealing over $24,000. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release, said 44-year-old Melissa Doise, of Oil City, was booked with felony theft for embezzling cash and manipulating accounting records in an effort to conceal the alleged crime. Authorities say Doise is accused of altering ...

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Oil trades near three-month low as excess supply takes toll

LONDON – Brent crude oil futures gained some ground on Friday but remained near three-month lows as the pressure of a persistent supply glut limited optimism for a price recovery. Brent crude struggled to hold onto small gains as the overhang that has cut prices by more than 10 percent this month continued to weigh on the market. “The drivers ...

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Mojave Water Company Upgrades Facilities and Offers Lucrative Assets for Development

The Mojave Water Company, offers a 92 acres of land available for development or purchase. The land incluces an upgraded, automated water facility, which provides a commercial and industrial source for clean, fast water source in Yucca, Arizona. Yucca, Arizona, November 19, 2015– The Mojave Water Company has announced 92 acres of land, including 84 acres of commercial and 8 ...

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Jindal heads home to Louisiana after ending presidential bid

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal was back in Louisiana on Wednesday, grappling with state budget troubles and beginning to plan for the transition to his replacement. The 44-year-old governor said he had no regrets vying for the White House and took full blame for the failure. He rejected ...

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Why many states are panicked by the federal Clean Power Plan

The four huge power plants that stand smoking in Colstrip, Montana, don’t just employ hundreds of workers. They pay property taxes that allow the city of some 2,000 people to afford services other remote, rural communities lack, such as a parks and recreation department. The electricity-generating plants consume almost all the coal mined at the Rosebud Mine, the second largest ...

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