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Port Fourchon to expand for deepwater rig operations

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PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Greater Lafourche Port Commission says agreements have been reach that will advance a plan to develop the Gulf’s first purpose-built, deepwater rig repair and refurbishment facility to service the oil and gas industry. Chett Chiasson, Port Commission executive director, said in a news release the agreement is with the Edward Wisner Donation, granting the ...

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EcoServ opens $12 million offshore waste-handling facility

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Lafayette-based EcoServ, a specialty cleaner for offshore energy companies, has invested about $12 million in a new multipurpose facility at Port Fourchon. The Advocate reports the new site features 1,600 feet of dockside space and employs close to 100 of the company’s 300 workers. David Lacoste, vice president of waste collection facilities at EcoServ, said the ...

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Port Fourchon to get environmental sensor

PORT FOURCHON, La. — A new environmental observation sensor will be installed at Port Fourchon Wednesday to improve navigation safety and increase efficiency for ships. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration manages the system, which uses oceanographic and meteorological sensors to provide mariners with accurate real-time information about environmental conditions and potential dangers in seaports. Port Fourchon is one of ...

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Port Fourchon copes with reduced rents

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Port Fourchon is adjusting to a nearly $2.9 million expected drop in its gross revenue because of a 20 percent discount it is providing on land leases to help struggling oil and gas companies. “Every year, we budget very conservatively. Thus, changes can be made easily to meet reduction in revenue. We have looked at many ...

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Busy port: Coast Guard eyes offshore anchorages at Fourchon

FORT FOURCHON, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard may put in two offshore anchorage points around Port Fourchon to cut down on port traffic. The Courier reports the Coast Guard announced the possible project in a public notice published in the Federal Register. A public comment period ends June 5. The port’s vessel volume has increased 30 percent since 2009, leading ...

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Scalise takes congressmen on offshore Gulf tour

PORT FOURCHON, La. — U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise took seven U.S. congressmen on a tour of an offshore oil and natural gas platform on Thursday to highlight the importance of the busy Gulf of Mexico’s energy production. The Louisiana GOP congressman from Metairie recently took over as majority whip. He has been taking colleagues on offshore tours since ...

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Port Fourchon reduces rent amid lower oil prices

FORT FOURCHON, La.— Some tenants at Port Fourchon, the main service hub for the Gulf of Mexico oilfield, will see lower rental rates starting April 1. The Courier reports the Greater Lafourche Port Commission on Wednesday approved a 20 percent rental discount for port land leases. Tenants have requested lower rents because of falling oil prices and they’ve met several ...

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Barrier island dune restoration to begin in May

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Phase two of a more than $200 million project to help protect Lafourche Parish from storm surge is scheduled to start in May. The Courier reports the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project aims to add barrier island shoreline just south of Port Fourchon, where about 45 feet of land is being washed away per year. ...

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Port Fourchon considers cutting rent amid low oil prices

PORT FOURCHON, La. — In an effort to cut spending because of low oil prices, oilfield companies are asking the Greater Lafourche Port Commission to lower their rental rates. U.S. benchmark crude oil closed Friday at $51.21 a barrel, down nearly 60 percent from its high of about $115 a barrel in June. If prices remain stagnant, large operators and ...

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Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says a 49-year-old Houston man is accused of lying about a blowout preventer test on an offshore oil and gas platform in 2012. A bill of information charges Race Addington with two counts of making false statements to federal agencies about tests run Nov. 27, 2012, when he was well ...

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