DALLAS — A bill that would have allowed members of the Louisiana Municipal Natural Gas Purchasing and Distribution Authority to withdraw from bond-financed natural gas purchase agreements with 90 days notice died Thursday in a Louisiana Senate committee.

Proponents of the measure agreed not to move forward after Morgan City offered to take the gas included in Westlake's 10-year natural gas contract through the authority. Westlake had sought the opt-out provision so it could purchase large volumes of natural gas on its own for resale to a nearby ConocoPhillips facility.

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