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LNG facility hoping to begin exporting natural gas

PASCAGOULA — Big changes may be coming for Gulf LNG, the liquefied natural gas terminal that has two huge storage tanks on the horizon south of Pascagoula. The owners want to begin exporting natural gas. It would be quite the turnaround for the $1.1-billion terminal built more than two years ago to import the super-chilled gas from tankers, store it, ...

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Commissioner wants review of utility metering following school issue

JACKSON— Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is requesting a formal review of Mississippi’s electric utilities’ metering policies and procedures. The Public Utilities Staff will work in conjunction with Commission staff to conduct the review, which will cover both investor owned utilities and electric power associations, according to a release from Presley’s office. Over the past year, Presley says ...

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Authority terminates contract over ethics violation

GULFPORT — The Harrison County Utility Authority has voted to terminate S.H. Anthony, Inc.’s contract for operation and maintenance of its facilities. Members said company owner Sean Anthony violated board and state ethics policies when he financed a car for then-director Kamran Pahlavan in 2011. Jim Simpson, attorney for the authority, said the Utility Authority must give Anthony 30 days ...

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Former lawmaker, long-time spokesman dies at 68

DALEVILLE — Former State Rep. Jerry E. Wilkerson, who served three terms in the Mississippi House and was a spokesman for the propane, petroleum and convenience store associations for 25 years, has died at the age of 68. Officials with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home say Wilkerson died at his home in Daleville on Wednesday. The cause of death was ...

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University reports energy-savings will net more than $1M

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women has reduced its energy use by 22 percent with an estimated cost avoidance of $1,024,200 over the past six years, according to the university. Lighting retrofits in Welty Hall, Hogarth Dining Center, Pohl Gymnasium and Stark Recreation Center, the replacement of two older chillers and tighter control of building energy management software are just ...

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Last family member in oil spill fraud scheme sentenced

GULFPORT — The final defendant in a family’s scheme to defraud the government of oil spill recovery money must repay $21,000 and serve four months under house arrest along with three years of probation. The Sun Herald reports 29-year-old Sonya Renee Williams, of Gulfport, also must perform 70 hours of community service. Senior U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III ...

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Woman accused of posing as OSHA trainer; bilked fisherman for $200K+

WIGGINS — A Mississippi woman is accused of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. A 22-count federal indictment unsealed yesterday alleges that Connie M. Knight, 46, used phony credentials, diplomas and certifications to con more than ...

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MDEQ: Reports of 'oil sheen' may actually be bacteria

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality advises the public that possible sightings and reports of oil sheen on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Isaac may be naturally occurring iron bacteria, which are not harmful to people’s health or water. Iron bacteria occur naturally in waterways where they feed on minerals in the water. Some oil-like ...

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Regulators want to know where gas is going

JACKSON COUNTY — A state regulatory panel wants to know why a distribution system in a south Mississippi community is losing large amounts of natural gas. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point/Escatawpa Gas Distribution System is unable to account for 42 percent of its natural gas, resulting in $2.8 million in lost revenue last year. The problem was discussed ...

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Test confirm oil washed up by Isaac came from BP spill

GULF COAST — Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Tests run by Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle in Louisiana matched the biological fingerprint of the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that ...

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