Lake Charles

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4:19 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Lake Charles Gets Its Own History App

Tales of the fire that devastated Lake Charles in 1919, and other historical information and ghost stories all are part of a free new smartphone app about the city's Charpentier Historic District.
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Tales of the fire that devastated Lake Charles in 1919, and other historical information and ghost stories all are part of a free new smartphone app about the city's Charpentier Historic District.

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Angie Manning said the app offers half-hour and one-hour tours. Manning says it explains that the area's Victorian homes reflect the personalities of the carpenters who built them. The city did not have any architects until the 1900s.

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Industry
11:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

$1.3B Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Plant Planned for Lake Charles

G2X Energy Inc. of Houston says it plans a $1.3 billion plant to turn natural gas into gasoline at the Port of Lake Charles.

Louisiana Economic Development said Tuesday it would create 243 jobs averaging $66,500 a year.

They say G2X will lease 200 acres at the Industrial Canal where it can ship gas by pipeline or sea. However, a final decision is waiting on more feasibility analysis.

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Environment
1:05 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Lake Charles looks at alternative fuels

Lake Charles city officials are taking a new look at alternative fuels for public vehicles. City Councilman Rodney Geyen has been pushing Lake Charles City Hall officials to research the costs and savings of using natural gas to run vehicles.

Geyen points to the Lafayette Consolidated Government as an example of what can be done. Lafayette officials have told Geyen that a $25,000-a-month fuel bill for five city buses was reduced to $1,800 a month using compressed natural gas.

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