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Being raised with three brothers ignited a competitive spirit within local business owner Chris Hale.
“I was always taught that I could do anything I wanted to do even though I was a girl,” she said.
Hess Corp.’s quest to harvest crude from its Tubular Bells field in deep Gulf of Mexico waters culminated Friday when oil started flowing at a massive production facility 45 miles from shore.
Sanctioned just three years ago, it is a sprawling, 7,500-ton structure balancing atop a 584-foot-long cylinder that plunges into the sea. By the end of the year, when production ramps up, the floating facility is expected to pull some 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent each day from three wells at the site.
ExxonMobil announced Monday it will spend $275,000 to pay for up to 350 math, science and English teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish public middle and high schools to undergo training next summer.
The goal is to help high school students master these subjects so they can earn college credit via Advanced Placement courses, earn a college degree and ultimately help fill future jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields.
Along a remote stretch of Louisiana coastline, roseate spoonbills and snowy egrets share the skyline with more than 120 construction cranes.
Every day, 67 buses parade down a two-lane asphalt highway bordered by thickets of river cane and the Sabine River channel.
Upstream-focused energy company Hess Corp. said it launched development plans for its deepwater Stampede project in the Gulf of Mexico.