energy en Largest Methanol Plant In North America Opening In St. James Parish <p>Natural gas is abundant and relatively cheap along the Gulf Coast, since it's drilled nearby. It's also the key ingredient in producing methanol.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Methanol is a chemical that is used to make plywood, foam, paints, adhesives and other common household products. </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">South Louisiana Methanol</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is slated to be the biggest plant to make it. The final hurdle to business was finding a local natural gas provider.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:34:26 +0000 Jesse Hardman 64854 at U.S. Energy, Interior Secretaries Tour Louisiana Coast <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two leading officials in the Energy and Interior Departments have gotten their first look at the oil production facilities along the Louisiana coast. They got a bird’s eye view of the energy facilities at work, and the threat they face from coastal erosion.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 61555 at Tulane Goes Down To The River To Study <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It wasn’t that long ago that the idea surfaced to use the power of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mississippi River as a source for energy. But it turns out that turbines placed near New </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orleans weren’t going to be that effective after all. So some smart folks at Tulane&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University have come up with other ideas.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:40:48 +0000 Sharon Litwin 60776 at Energy analyst: Drilling activity in Haynesville Shale will pick up The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Matthew Koch, vice president of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, will speak to the Bossier Chamber of Commerce." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59267 at East Texans protest opening of Keystone pipeline's southern leg An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday.&#160;<a href="">NacSTOP</a> aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:01:00 +0000 editor 52590 at Lawsuit Seeking More Review For Plaquemines Parish Coal Terminal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some </span>Plaquemines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Parish residents and environmental groups are suing to stop a coal terminal proposed for Myrtle Grove. The state says the project should continue.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 47001 at Senator Landrieu Introduces Bipartisan Revenue-Sharing Plan For Coastal States <p>Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is joining forces with Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska over energy revenue sharing.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 31655 at Senator Landrieu Pushes Interior Nominee for Revenue-Sharing Changes <p>Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is calling on the Obama administration’s nominee for Interior Secretary to support a bigger share of oil and gas revenue to coastal states.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told nominee Sally Jewell that offshore drilling along the Gulf Coast accounts for three times the production onshore in western and interior states.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 30803 at Gulf of Mexico Well Evacuated Due to Uncontrolled Gas Flow <p><em><strong>This article has been updated.</strong></em></p><p>A natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico, located approximately 50 miles east of Venice, is releasing gas uncontrolled and has been partially evacuated, according to the well's operator and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">a report today in Fuel Fix</a>, an energy news website operated in part by the Houston Chronicle.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:49:56 +0000 Jason Saul 29380 at Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline <p>U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29333 at