Calcasieu Parish

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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: (337) 437-3550
Fax: (337) 437-3350
www.cppj.net

On southwestern border of LA; organized Mar 24, 1840 from Saint Landry Parish. Name Origin: Said to be from Atakapan 'crying eagle,' the name of an Indian chief

Area (sq mi):: 1094.34 (land 1071.12; water 23.22) Population per square mile: 173.10
Population 2005: 185,419 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 183,577 (White 72.80%; Black or African American 24.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,710; median household $35,372; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,525-$26,389
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lake Charles County seat (70,819)
  • Sulphur (19,747)

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    The LNG facilities would be located in Calcasieu Parish, La. The Driftwood Pipeline Project, proposed by Driftwood Pipeline LLC, consists of 96 miles of mainline pipeline, 3.4 miles of lateral pipeline, 15 new meter stations and three new compressor stations to transport up to 3.9B cubic feet of natural gas per day to feed the LNG facilities.
    Once in custody, police discovered McCloud had an active arrest warrant from Calcasieu Parish, La. Authorities in Louisiana are considering extradition, Springfield police said.
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    Under the terms of the agreement, ProLiance Transportation and Storage, the asset development and ownership affiliate of ProLiance Energy, will acquire a 25 percent ownership in a project to construct, own and operate the Liberty Gas Storage natural gas storage facility under development in Calcasieu Parish, La. Sempra Pipelines & Storage, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) , will retain 75 percent ownership along with responsibility for development and operation of the facility.