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  • Analyst: Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon

    November 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of regular grade gasoline has fallen nationally to $2.20 per gallon, a drop of 6 cents over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg updated the figures Sunday, predicting that prices would continue inching down unless a meeting of oil-producing nations later this... more »
  • Average gasoline price up nearly a penny to $2.26 a gallon

    November 6, 2016 3:40 PM

    CAMARILLO - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. inched up about a penny over the past two weeks to $2.26 for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price rise came despite a dramatic drop in crude oil prices. Lundberg says refiners and retailers kept... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon

    October 9, 2016 2:22 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.29 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of... more »
  • NuBlu Energy building natural gas plant in Port Allen

    October 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - NuBlu Energy has started construction on a natural gas liquefaction plant in Port Allen. The facility will have a startup capacity of 30,000 gallons per day, expandable to 90,000 gallons. The company announced Thursday it also will have storage capacity of 100,000 gallons. NuBlu didn't disclose its... more »
  • House fire started after man drove into gas meter

    October 5, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire on Wednesday morning that was started after a man ran into a gas meter. The fire was deemed accidental after the homeowner left for work in his truck and ran forward into a gas meter on... more »
  • Early morning fire causes significant damage to home

    October 2, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house fire occurred early Sunday morning after a gas can was left too close to a water heater, BRFD said. The fire occurred sometime before 8 a.m., when crews were sent to Bayberry Ave. to extinguish the blaze. The fire began in a utility room... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon

    September 25, 2016 3:31 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of... more »
  • Energy company CEO: Oil and gas industry to make comeback

    September 22, 2016 9:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The president and CEO of Stone Energy Corp. in Lafayette says he's confident the oil and gas industry will bounce back. David Welch told the quarterly meeting of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association on Wednesday that as the world population grows so will the demand for... more »
  • Gas prices up 4 cents cent to $2.21 a gallon

    September 11, 2016 4:46 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up four cents over the past three weeks to $2.21 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude oil costs caused refiners and retailers to bump up their prices. The average price... more »
  • Shell to trim jobs in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico

    July 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oil giant Shell says it will be cutting about 190 jobs from its deep-water Gulf of Mexico operations. Kimberly Windon, a Shell spokeswoman, says the company determined its staffing levels were higher than other operators'. The cuts include both contractors and Shell employees. The company said Thursday... more »
  • Man arrested for armed robbery is habitual offender

    June 20, 2016 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Investigative Unit has learned a man arrested Monday for an armed robbery that occurred in May should have been in prison. Police arrested Roland King, Jr. and charged him in the armed robbery of the Chevron Station on Highland Road in Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • EPA's plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing

    June 9, 2016 10:02 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All sides of the ethanol and biofuels debate are getting the chance to weigh in on a federal agency's proposal to boost the amount of renewable fuels blended into gasoline. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only hearing Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, on... more »
  • Gas prices jump by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.32

    May 22, 2016 5:09 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline has jumped by a nickel over the past two weeks to $2.32 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is mostly due to a continuing increase in crude oil prices. The price at the pump... more »
  • Gas prices jump by 8 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.18

    April 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks to $2.18 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is partly due to crude oil prices edging up. The price at the pump has gone... more »
  • A bust hits the Oil Patch as rest of nation enjoys cheap gas

    April 17, 2016 3:33 PM

    HOUMA - In Louisiana's Oil Patch, folks can't wait for the price of gas to go back up. Cheap gasoline at the pump - though a welcome cash infusion for millions of American households - is a way of saying "recession" in south Louisiana, where oil wells are as common... more »
  • Governor seeks role in lawsuits against oil, gas companies

    April 7, 2016 6:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Edwards administration has joined the state attorney general in getting involved in lawsuits filed against oil and gas activities over damage to coastal wetlands. On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking to intervene in lawsuits filed by Plaquemines,... more »
  • Energy leaders host 2016 Oil and Gas Industry Day Play Video

    April 5, 2016 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Several state leaders are the 2016 Oil and Gas Industry Day Tuesday to discuss one of Louisiana's most important industries and some of the problems facing it. The oil and gas industry accounts for one out of every six jobs in the state. Recently, the industry has been... more »
  • Placid contract worker died after gas exposure

    March 6, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members confirmed to News 2 that one of the Placid contract workers died on Sunday. Derek Trouard died after suffering from complications once he was exposed to argon while on the job Wednesday. The family told News 2 he suffered from multiple heart attacks and... more »
  • Gas exposure sickens two plant workers Wednesday Play Video

    March 2, 2016 10:19 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Workplace hazard investigators are looking into if two injured plant workers may have breathed in the dangerous gas, argon, instead of oxygen, perhaps showing that safety equipment was improperly used Wednesday. The unidentified workers were rushed to area hospitals via ambulance helicopters around 9 a.m. Authorities... more »
  • Baton Rouge drivers cash in on some cheap gas Play Video

    February 26, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some lucky drivers in Baton Rouge are catching a break at the pump with cheap gas prices. There was a steady flow of Costco members waiting in line to get gas for a price they haven’t seen in decades: $1.29. “I know that it was... more »
  • Boom to bust: Crude oil costing families Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:30 AM

    MORGAN CITY- Going to the gas pump isn't the pain it used to be. Many drivers are loving the cheaper prices, but dropping oil prices are placing a burden on residents in places like Morgan City that rely heavily on the oil and gas industry. Offshore workers are being laid... more »
  • Possible gas tax hike for road work Play Video

    February 3, 2016 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some lawmakers want you pay a little more at the pump to help fix the roads. There's no official proposal yet but a 10 cent bump has long been discussed. Currently, Louisiana has a 20 cent gas tax, the ninth lowest in the country. Nationally it's... more »
  • US rig count down 18 this week to 619; Texas down 13

    January 29, 2016 2:14 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 18 this week to 619. The Houston firm said Friday 498 rigs sought oil and 121 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year... more »
  • Gov. Edwards discusses future at oil & gas group event

    January 29, 2016 12:03 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Industry leaders and state officials say times are tough in the oil and gas patch with low commodity prices and a troubled state budget only complicate the path toward recovery. During the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association's annual meeting Thursday in Lake Charles, the American Press... more »
  • Gas prices plunge 14 cents over past 2 weeks

    January 24, 2016 4:24 PM

    CAMARILLO - The average price of gasoline has plunged 14 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.91 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that with the latest decline the price is the lowest it's been in seven years. Lundberg says the price drop may soon end as... more »
  • Iran to boost oil output by 500,000 barrels

    January 18, 2016 1:12 PM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran plans to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels per day now that sanctions have been lifted under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Deputy Oil Minister Roknoddin Javadi says Iran is determined to retake its market share, which plunged after the crippling sanctions were imposed... more »
  • Lower prices at the pump a welcome gift

    December 25, 2015 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A welcome Christmas present for many travelers is much lower prices at the gas pump this year. On Christmas Day, analysts say gas prices in the U. S. are at the lowest they've been since 2008, when the average per gallon of regular was $1.63. Many... more »
  • Students evacuated after gas line ruptures at school

    December 22, 2015 3:55 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - School administrators said a gas line break at Oak Grove Primary in Prairieville forced them to shelter students for a time until they could evacuate them from the campus. The school said the break in the gas line happened during construction on the campus Tuesday afternoon. Nobody... more »
  • Government: New vehicles averaged record 24.3 mpg in 2014

    December 16, 2015 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government says new cars and trucks averaged a record 24.3 miles per gallon last year. But falling gas prices and consumers' rekindled love of SUVs could endanger future fuel economy gains. The Environmental Protection Agency says fuel economy rose last year by two-tenths of a mile per... more »
  • Gas leak prompts Baker HS evacuation

    October 19, 2015 10:17 AM

    BAKER - School administrators said a gas leak forced them to evacuate Baker High School for less than an hour Monday morning. Superintendent Herman Brister said the leak was spotted around 7:20 a.m. and led to a brief evacuation. He said students went to the locations they learned through... more »
  • Update: 3 dead, 2 hurt in plant explosion

    October 8, 2015 1:49 PM

    GIBSON - Authorities said three people died and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at a natural gas plant in Terrebonne Parish Thursday. A representative for the Williams Field Services confirmed the deaths during a press conference Thursday afternoon in Gibson. The plant said contract workers were... more »
  • Economists question Bush's prescription for lower gas prices

    September 29, 2015 7:02 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Oil industry economists say a link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal. Bush's overall premise that lifting the... more »
  • Shell to end Arctic drilling exploration

    September 28, 2015 2:09 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says Royal Dutch Shell's decision to stop exploratory drilling in the Arctic shows the state needs to drive its own destiny through oil and gas development. Shell said Monday that it was ending operations in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska after a test... more »
  • US drilling states guided on handling quakes

    September 28, 2015 1:05 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A working group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts has issued guidance to state regulators for handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater. The StatesFirst initiative's 150-page report was released Monday. It represents perhaps the most candid discussion... more »
  • Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count falls by 6 to 842

    September 18, 2015 2:21 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by six to 842. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 644 rigs were seeking oil and 198 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with... more »
  • Louisiana oil and gas lease sales slump in September

    September 15, 2015 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Sales of oil and gas drilling rights on Louisiana state and local lands fell to $476,400 in September. The state saw relatively lucrative lease sales in June and August despite falling oil prices. The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board awarded 10 leases covering nearly 1,600 acres during the... more »
  • What will drillers do as prices fall? Depends who you ask

    September 11, 2015 12:27 PM

    Goldman Sachs says the world has more oil than it had thought and expects prices to slip below $40 per barrel, and maybe lower, because the glut may linger deep into next year. On the same day, the International Energy Agency said production outside OPEC countries will drop sharply in... more »
  • Bayou Companies to expand at Port of Iberia

    August 27, 2015 9:56 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Another oil and gas service company will expand operations at the Port of Iberia. Bayou Companies is embarking on $39 million in upgrades to the pipe-coating facility at the port. The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. David Taldo, director... more »
  • Gas prices back under $2 a gallon Play Video

    August 25, 2015 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the cheapest gas has been in months and experts say the price of gas could drop even more. So far, the city has seen prices as low as $1.99 per gallon starting on Tuesday, and experts say if the price of oil continues to go down... more »
  • Barrel of US crude drops below $40

    August 21, 2015 6:23 PM

    NEW YORK - A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. Friday's fall, to $39.86, was just the latest indicator of a vast shift in the energy landscape over the past year. U.S. Oil bounced... more »
  • Officials say there's still interest in Gulf oil

    August 19, 2015 1:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal and trade group officials say there's still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil and gas, despite low figures from Wednesday's lease sale for tracts off the Texas coast. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management official Mike Celata says the bureau is not considering a cut in... more »
  • Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count unchanged at 884

    August 14, 2015 1:38 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week remained steady at 884. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 672 rigs were seeking oil and 211 explored for natural gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A... more »
  • Group suggests fuel tax to pay for road repairs

    August 10, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Advocates for better infrastructure propose a tax on fuel – paid by drivers – as a way to help fund road repairs in Louisiana. Kenneth Perret, the president of Louisiana Good Roads, spoke at a meeting of the Baton Rouge Pess Club Monday. He discussed an... more »
  • Police involved in two pursuits Monday evening; one hits gas line

    July 20, 2015 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to deal with two police pursuits that happened almost at the same time Monday night. Suspects were apprehended in one, but remained on the loose as of this post in a second. The first chase happened in North Baton Rouge; the second happened in... more »
  • Baton Rouge company objects to delay as it seeks to drill near Glacier

    July 15, 2015 12:38 PM

    BILLINGS - A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on land in Montana held sacred by some American Indians is objecting to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge wanted to begin drilling this summer on its 6,200-acre... more »
  • Police to offer "Gas for Guns" exchange in Zachary

    July 8, 2015 12:17 PM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement agencies announced plans to hold a "gas for guns" exchange in Zachary later this month. Police will be giving out gift cards worth up to $300 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Zachary Community Center at 5746 Rollins Road. ... more »
  • Just in time for bed, evacuation lifted after gas line rupture Play Video

    May 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    ZACHARY - Families in a quiet neighborhood just outside the city were able to return home just in time for bed Thursday night. They were forced to evacuate hours earlier after a gas line ruptured. The line broke and forced people in the High Plains Crossing subdivision off... more »
  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

    May 22, 2015 1:27 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 659 rigs were seeking oil and 222 explored for natural gas. Four were listed... more »
  • US gas prices rise 22 cents per gallon

    May 18, 2015 4:02 AM

    CAMARILLO, CA.- The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 22 cents in the past three weeks to $2.80. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude prices caused by a weaker U.S. dollar and strong gasoline demand drove the increase. However, she says the... more »
  • Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

    May 12, 2015 1:23 PM

    NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. The Energy Department said Tuesday that it expects the price of gasoline to... more »
  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 11 to 894

    May 8, 2015 1:54 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 11 this week to 894. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 668 rigs were seeking oil and 221 explored for natural gas. Five were listed as... more »
  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932

    April 24, 2015 1:33 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 22 this week to 932 amid depressed oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Four... more »
  • Gas prices continue to drop nationally

    April 12, 2015 2:18 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline continues to drop. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the price of a gallon of regular gas dropped 5 cents in the past three weeks to $2.45. Lundberg says the drop came despite a rise in... more »
  • Gas tax proposed to build new infrastructure

    April 7, 2015 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers are proposing a 4 cent gas tax on top of the 20 cents Louisianians already pay at the pump. Representative Karen St. Germain is sponsoring the bill , she said it will provide revenue for new roads and bridges. The Plaquemine Democrat chairs the House Transportation,... more »
  • Women in the energy field Play Video

    April 7, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The oil, gas, and energy fields are sometimes thought of as a "boy's club," but there are many women in the industry. Katie Menhert is one of those women. She is the founder of Pinkpetro.com. This morning she stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's Kylie... more »
  • Prices at the pump drop

    March 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents in the last two weeks to $2.50. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling oil prices and strong production at U.S. refineries led to lower numbers at the pump. The drop during... more »
  • Obama to order gov't to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

    March 19, 2015 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the... more »
  • Cool Schools: Port Allen High learns about oil and gas production Play Video

    March 17, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dr. Rhonda Matthews has been a chemist for more than ten years, and is currently in her second year of teaching at Port Allen High School. One of her favorite classes to teach is Oil and Gas Production . The smaller-sized class teaches students about how refineries... more »
  • Boil order issued for parts of Donaldsonville

    March 8, 2015 2:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A boil order is in effect for hundreds of residents in parts of Donaldsonville after a construction crew ruptured a water and gas line Sunday. Peoples Water Service said everyone living on Highway 1 South from the Payless to the Palo Alto Bridge is urged to boil... more »
  • Task force recommends gas tax change

    March 4, 2015 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A transportation funding task force recommended Wednesday that an existing Louisiana state gas tax could get a boost to help deal with budget shortfalls in the state. The task force recommended that the existing tax be tied to the consumer price index. Lawmakers said that would... more »
  • Gas prices in Baton Rouge spiking Play Video

    February 26, 2015 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the last two weeks, gas prices have surged above the $2 mark and experts warn they could continue to rise over the next few weeks. The state average is now $2.16; in Baton Rouge, the average is $2.14. The price for a gallon of regular... more »
  • Exchange 'Gas for Guns' this weekend Play Video

    February 19, 2015 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRAVE continues to get guns off the streets of Baton Rouge through their 'Gas for Guns' program. You can exchange your firearms for up to $300 in fuel money. Since the program began, they've given out more than $40,000 in gas cards and have $40,000 more... more »
  • Gas prices up more than a dime across Capitol Area Play Video

    February 6, 2015 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The plunge party is over and gas prices have spiked by more than 10 cents in the last week alone. It's a trend the American Automobile Association suggests will continue. The AAA expects gas prices to increase this month due to refinery maintenance and decreased production.... more »
  • With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

    January 11, 2015 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise questions about whether the Keystone pipeline is still needed - or even makes financial sense. Opponents will use lower prices to argue that it now could pose a greater threat to the... more »
  • Oil group CEO: Amid price drop, US set to be global leader

    January 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The CEO of the oil and gas industry's top lobbying arm says plunging oil prices may hurt American companies in the short run. But American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard says increased U.S. production and dropping oil prices also mean the U.S. is on its way to being... more »
  • US rig count plummets 35 to 1,840

    December 29, 2014 1:43 PM

    HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 35 last week to 1,840. The Houston firm said Monday in its weekly report that 1,499 rigs were exploring for oil and 340 for gas. One... more »
  • Prices at the pump still falling

    December 26, 2014 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - It's the gift that keeps on giving. Gas prices have fallen to the lowest level since May of 2009 at an average of $2.32 a gallon. That's according to Triple-A spokesman Michael Green, who adds prices have fallen 92 straight days -- which has never happened before.... more »
  • Baton Rouge home to cheapest gas in USA

    December 18, 2014 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A price war between competing stations helped the price for a gallon of regular gasoline drop to $1.77 Thursday. This made it the second-lowest in the country. The only other city where a store was selling cheaper gas Thursday was in Oklahoma City for $1.68. Costco... more »
  • Cheap gas good for businesses, not for La. budget

    December 16, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For consumers and business owners falling gas prices mean more money in the bank, but the state's budget could take a hit. Local businesses like Billy Heroman's Flowers are benefiting from cheap gas prices. The florists deliver around 200 bouquets each day around Christmas using 35... more »
  • Gas prices below $2 a gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

    December 5, 2014 12:45 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group says is the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers coming from miles away... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Gas prices leaving extra cash in your pocket Play Video

    November 19, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The price of gas has dropped as low as $2.30 a gallon in the Capital City and the savings at the pump mean more cash for the holidays. "I could add in the iPads or something like that, that I wouldn't normally be able to afford," said... more »
  • Dig up the facts on fracking Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- The controversial method of oil excavation called fracking is raising concerns for some communities, while others are pleased to welcome the process to their parish. In Tangipahoa, land owners are thrilled at the possibility of fracking on their land, because it can mean instant wealth and promises of... more »
  • Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

    November 12, 2014 2:10 PM

    NEW YORK- The Energy Department now predicts the average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015. The dramatically lower estimate will save U.S. consumers and the economy more than $60 billion if it holds true. The department's Energy Information Administration predicts in its most recent short-term... more »
  • Fracking for oil and gas Play Video

    November 11, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fracking for oil and gas looks to be a dream come true. More jobs, a huge boost to the economy, but at what cost? Is there a cost? Parishes are passionately divided. Decide where you stand as Rob Krieger digs up the facts Thursday on WBRZ... more »
  • Gas headed below $3 for 1st time in 4 years

    October 31, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW YORK - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. The price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices, according to AAA. Many... more »
  • Gas price tumble continues Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The past month has finally brought some relief at the pump for drivers following a summer of high prices. The national average for a gallon of gas is now $3.04. That's the lowest it's been since December 2010. The national average has now dropped 30 cents... more »
  • Oil group hosting job fair Wed. in Lafayette

    October 27, 2014 6:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is hosting a job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome & Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for oil and gas industry companies looking for qualified employees. Military veterans will get special attention in the form of access to career experts... more »
  • People line up for cheap gas

    October 17, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People lined up for gas like they were evacuating a hurricane Friday as prices dipped to near four-year lows. At the Sam's on Mall Drive, lines were five cars deep at pumps. At the station, members paid $2.61 per gallon. People who did not have a member... more »
  • Baton Rouge with cheapest gas in continental US

    September 7, 2014 5:07 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.46, bringing the decline to 25 cents over the last 11 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices drove... more »

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