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NEW ORLEANS — Citgo Petroleum Corp. of Houston has agreed to pay $19.7 million for environmental damage from a 2006 spill at a Louisiana refinery, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Before international pandemic and natural disasters impacted the five- parish area’s day-to-day life, Southwest Louisiana was leading the nation for markets our size in gross domestic product.

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We have now entered hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency predicts a range of 13 to 20 named storms. Six to 10 of those could become hurricanes. Although an area of distributed weather in the Bay of Campeche could develop into a tropical depression by the middle of th…

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