St. James Parish Council OKs oil tank farm, river terminal

From the Advocate - CONVENT — A proposed crude oil tank farm and Mississippi River terminal nearly six years in the making has received a critical waiver from complying with a new land use plan in St. James Parish that governs how property can be used.

St. James Parish Council cleared the way for construction of the Petroplex International LLC complex on more than 1,700 acres of agricultural fields and woods near Vacherie. The property had been earmarked in early April for houses and agriculture under the new land use plan.

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