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Shell hits oil at new Gulf of Mexico discovery

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Shell has made a major oil discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico about 75 miles offshore, the company said on Tuesday (July 15). Shell predicts the new find holds 100 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The Rydberg discovery is Shell's third successful well in the Norphlet area, a deepwater oil and gas reservoir located in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Shell has spent more than a decade exploring the area.

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Marathon Petroleum opens first Louisiana retail location in Reserve

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. expanded its retail business into the Louisiana market on Thursday with the opening of a new branded gas station in Reserve.

The station, located at 4450 West Airline Highway, is Marathon's first location in the state.

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National Hurricane Museum secures more than half of funding needed

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The National Hurricane Museum & Science Center is expected to cost $70-million. Wednesday night Cheniere Energy donated $200,000 to the campaign.

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LMOGA Welcomes New Member Hess Corporation

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Please join us in welcoming new member company, Hess Corporation, to LMOGA. We are pleased to have this great company as part of our membership.

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company primarily engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Hess is committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of their employees, safeguarding the environment and making a positive impact on the communities in which they do business.

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Chevron goes to extremes in the Gulf of Mexico

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The oil giant is spending billions to tap new oil fields in deepwater far offshore. Take an up-close look at how it’s done.

“You saw Jack? What was it like?”

Jason Morehouse, 35, is wearing navy-blue coveralls. Around six feet tall, he has a buzzcut under his hardhat and a thick goatee that extends about two inches below his chin. At the moment he’s giving me a tour of Tahiti—not the Polynesian island, but a $2.7 billion Chevron oil production platform about 190 miles south of New Orleans. Tahiti sits in more than 4,000 feet of water and is a modern marvel of engineering. When it began producing oil in 2009, it was a pretty big deal for the company. Still is, in fact. Jack, however, is gargantuan.

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