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  • Average US gas prices jump 8 cents thanks to crude costs

    August 13, 2017 3:42 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the spike results from higher crude oil prices. The current price is... more »
  • Masked men rob gas station in Hammond

    June 8, 2017 12:28 PM

    HAMMOND – The Hammond Police Department is searching for two men who allegedly committed an armed robbery at a gas station located at 1200 South Morrison Boulevard. According to police, two black men entered the Circle K store with hand guns and demanded money. The men then left of... more »
  • Bad gas found at Geismar station Play Video

    June 7, 2017 6:50 PM

    GEISMAR - Water was found in gasoline at Dutchtown Tiger Mart on Highway 73 in Geismar. The Department of Agriculture visited the location Tuesday and confirmed there had been water infiltration. Dutchtown Tiger Mart owner Chet Simpson says as of Wednesday evening 18 customers have been affected and in... more »
  • Legislators to vote on revised gas tax hike Play Video

    May 30, 2017 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are set to vote on a revised proposal for a statewide gas tax hike. The proposal, which was originally presented as a 17 cent tax hike, would charge an additional 10 cents per gallon for gasoline purchases in the state. The amount was decreased... more »
  • Lawmaker delays vote on Louisiana gas tax hike

    May 24, 2017 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana lawmaker pushing to increase Louisiana's gas tax is urging his House colleagues to consider the proposal, which so far doesn't have enough votes to win passage. Republican Rep. Steve Carter, of Baton Rouge, delayed a scheduled vote on the tax hike bill until next week.... more »
  • Louisiana GOP leaders call for defeat of gas tax increase

    May 23, 2017 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican Party leaders are urging state lawmakers to reject a gas tax hike and have chastised GOP legislators who voted for the proposal. The party's governing body, the Republican State Central Committee, narrowly supported a resolution opposing the 17-cent per gallon tax hike at its recent... more »
  • House tax committee votes in favor of gas tax hike Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a proposal to increase Louisiana's gasoline tax by 17 cents per gallon, with inflationary adjustments in future years. Lawmakers say the money would go toward improving the states infrastructure, specifically aiming to improve the state's roads and bridges. ... more »
  • Sheriff's office seeking suspect in card skimming investigation

    May 6, 2017 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect in connection to a card skimming and bank fraud investigation. According to EBRSO, the victim reported an unauthorized transaction of over $120 at a local business using her credit card Saturday. An investigation led to a... more »
  • Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

    April 15, 2017 11:54 AM

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul. The officer with the anti-terrorism forces said Saturday that the attack occurred the night before in the al-Abar neighborhood, when IS fired a rocked loaded with chlorine. He... more »
  • US gas prices rise 9 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.43 a gallon

    April 9, 2017 2:38 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 9 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.43. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that increased oil prices and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base contributed to the rise. She says that... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested for attempted murder following argument at gas station

    April 8, 2017 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old was arrested after he and two others reportedly shot two victims following an argument at a gas station. According to arrest records, Antonio Allen was one of three men who allegedly shot two victims inside a vehicle on Davenport Avenue. The incident started... more »
  • Gas tax could increase 20 cents per gallon Play Video

    April 6, 2017 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The lack of funding for road work in Louisiana is causing more than just frustration on the highway. Business groups said Thursday it's hurting the Baton Rouge area economy. "We have a very unique example recently where the LA 1 Bridge across the river was posted [closed... more »
  • Teen killed by carbon monoxide leak at Michigan hotel pool

    April 1, 2017 4:13 PM

    NILES, Mich. - Authorities in southwestern Michigan have identified a 13-year-old boy who died after a carbon monoxide leak in a hotel pool area that also sickened about a dozen people. Employees at the Quality Inn & Suites in Niles called 911 around 10 a.m. Saturday after seeing six unresponsive... more »
  • How to protect yourself against gasoline pump skimmers Play Video

    March 29, 2017 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Skimming found at gasoline pumps are concerning for anyone swiping their card. Tuesday, the Department Of Agriculture and Forestry said at least 15 skimming devices were found in eight parishes in the last month. Following a complaint at a pump in Baton Rouge, WBRZ learned... more »
  • Gas skimmers with 4,000 credit card numbers found in nine parishes

    March 28, 2017 5:23 PM

    The state has seen an increase in skimming devices at gasoline pumps, according to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain. According to Strain, in the past month, the department has confiscated at least 15 skimming devices throughout the state. "Our inspectors seem to be finding... more »
  • Tip leads to arrest in Circle K robbery spree

    March 14, 2017 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police task force arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with multiple Circle K robberies that occurred over the weekend. Police say a tip led to the arrest of 48-year-old Robert Aaron of Baker. Aaron is responsible for the robberies that occurred at the... more »
  • Plans expand for LNG plant in Cameron

    March 12, 2017 12:02 PM

    CAMERON - A 500-acre expansion has been announced for a planned liquefied natural gas plant in Cameron Parish. The American Press reports that officials of G2 LNG say they plan the expansion because of growing interest among potential customers. The Baton Rouge-based company announced in October 2015 that it planned... more »
  • Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements

    March 7, 2017 1:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The requirements were a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency is... more »
  • US gas price rises 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.33 a gallon

    February 26, 2017 3:08 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.33. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the slight rise was due to small increases in crude oil and wholesale gas prices. Lundberg says she expects modest... more »
  • IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline

    February 25, 2017 1:39 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian State News Agency SANA is reporting that Islamic State militants in the country's central province of Homs have lobbed mortars at natural gas pipelines, putting some production lines out of service. Syrian Minister of Electricity Mohammad Zuheir Kharboutli told State TV the attack on the southern factory... more »
  • Evacuation lifted after Paradis pipeline fire; worker remains hospitalized Play Video

    February 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    PARADIS - An evacuation has been lifted in St. Charles Parish following a fire at the Phillips 66 pipeline near the Williams Discovery Plant on Thursday evening. The pipeline has been blocked and the product in the line continues to burn, as water can not be used to extinguish the... more »
  • US gas prices jump 12 cents over 3 weeks to $2.38 a gallon

    January 8, 2017 5:46 PM

    CAMARILLO - The average price of regular-grade gasoline has surged 12 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.38 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday the hike mostly results from the gasoline market catching up with rising crude oil costs. Lundberg says the current price is 33... more »
  • Texas police launch criminal probe into poisoning

    January 3, 2017 1:42 PM

    AMARILLO - Police officials in Texas say a criminal investigation is underway into an accidental poisoning involving pesticide that killed four children and left their mother in critical condition. Amarillo Fire Capt. Larry Davis said Tuesday that the father told first responders he had spread a professional grade pest control... more »
  • 4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured

    January 2, 2017 5:47 PM

    AMARILLO - Officials in Texas say four children have died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home. Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are "not out of the woods" yet. Fire officials say a chemical... more »
  • World's biggest LNG supplier Qatar merges 2 gas producers

    December 11, 2016 12:09 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar is merging its two government-controlled liquefied natural gas companies, streamlining distribution of the fuel as the OPEC nation grapples with a slump in energy prices. The Gulf country is the world's largest producer of LNG, which is natural gas chilled to liquid form for... more »
  • 7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

    December 10, 2016 11:38 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded at... more »
  • 7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

    December 6, 2016 11:00 PM

    BEIJING - A gas explosion in central China has killed seven coal miners and left four more missing in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry. A statement from the local propaganda department said rescuers were still trying to reach people trapped underground after the Monday night blast... more »
  • US gas prices hold steady despite production cut

    December 4, 2016 3:02 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that refiners have had little time to react to last week's announcement by major oil-producing countries to slash output. Many... more »
  • 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 »

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