U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will lead the powerful Senate committee that deals with energy policy and mineral leasing, a key panel for one of Louisiana's top industries.
Combined entities to operate as Lafayette-based Ecoserv, creating up to 100 new jobs.
Company will invest up to $10 billion in LNG export facility, creating 3,000 construction jobs and 140 full-time positions.
Three-term Louisiana senator set to take over U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week.
Powerful post could help in re-election effort and Keystone approval.