Oil and Gas

A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The lawsuit filed in New Orleans alleges that more than half the Social Security numbers on Mikal Watts’ client list were fake — either dummy numbers or numbers belonging to someone else, living or dead.

wetlands Carousel

On Friday LOGA filed suit against Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell, claiming he illegally approved a New Orleans flood protection board’s contract with lawyers suing 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for damaging the state's coast.

“Shell’s abrupt decision to cancel its North American GTL project just 10 weeks after concluding a multi-year site-selection process is obviously very disappointing news,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret tells Daily Report.

A majority of the blocks in Proposed Sale 225 are subject to revenue sharing under the Domenici-Landrieu Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which provides that the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas share in 37.5 percent of the bonus payments.

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