June 18, 2013 2:22 PM
BENTON- Hazardous materials crews are on the scene of a gas spill in Bossier Parish. Lt. Bill Davis of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened just before noon at an Exxon gas station on Highway 3 at Highway 162. KTBS-TV reports a motorist apparently hit a hose attached... more »
May 23, 2013 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon stopped short... more »
May 21, 2013 2:50 PM
PINEVILLE - Cleco Corp. is sending a 34-member crew to Oklahoma City to help Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company restore power to customers after a tornado destroyed its electric system. The crew is expected to arrive in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Cleco's mutual assistance coordinator, Floyd Pittman, says after seeing the... more »
May 19, 2013 4:14 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.66. Midgrade costs an average of $3.84 a gallon, and premium is... more »
May 13, 2013 5:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one man and issued two misdemeanor summons after they said a family was attacked at a Baton Rouge gas station this weekend and told they were in the "wrong neighborhood."
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Donald Dickerson on suspicion of second-degree... more »
April 9, 2013 3:38 PM
CENTRAL - Authorities closed a portion of Sullivan Road in Central this afternoon when they said a natural gas line broke.
Derek Glover with Central Fire said a four-inch pipe broke or bent in three places and spilled some gas near Sullivan Road.
They closed Sullivan between Brent... more »
April 3, 2013 10:54 AM
BAYOU CORNE - An unknown gas has been found under the slabs of two homes and a workshop near the Bayou Corne sinkhole.
The parish said Texas Brine contractors confirmed that gas was present under the slab of the homes on Sauce Piquante Lane north of Highway 70 in... more »
March 29, 2013 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing a reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tightened emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017. The new rule would come with costs as well as rewards.
The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a... more »
March 28, 2013 4:55 PM
HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,748. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report that 1,354 rigs were exploring for oil and 389 for gas. Five... more »
March 5, 2013 3:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Shell and its affiliates plan to build a small-scale, natural gas-liquefaction plant in Geismar and one in Canada that will provide fuel for commercial customers. The company said Tuesday it will install the Louisiana unit, which will supply LNG along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal... more »
March 1, 2013 5:54 PM
BAKER - Fast-rising gas prices hit small town police departments so hard, some place are having trouble keeping cops on the road.
Baker Police has 35 units and filling them up is starting to break the bank. The department's gas budget is $160,000, and 75 percent of that has... more »
February 8, 2013 5:56 PM
SCOTLANDVILLE - Parents said they were frightened to hear a gas leak closed their children's school today in north Baton Rouge.
Lucille McKnight said she received a phone call about 10:30 a.m. Friday with a recorded message from Crestworth Elementary telling her there was a gas leak, and parents... more »
February 1, 2013 5:40 AM
NEW YORK - Gasoline prices are getting an early start on their annual spring march higher.
The average retail price rose 13 cents over the past two weeks to $3.42 per gallon, and within a few days it will likely set a record for this time of year.
... more »
January 22, 2013 3:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges today against the man who ran into an East Baton Rouge restaurant and broke a gas line this week.
State Police said Anthony Guidry, 25, of Port Allen was cited for reckless operation, having no insurance, and driving a vehicle while his license... more »
January 18, 2013 5:42 PM
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department is again delaying a proposed rule that would require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The Obama administration first proposed a "fracking" rule last May, with a final rule expected by the... more »
January 17, 2013 3:32 PM
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
January 16, 2013 3:57 AM
LAKE CHARLES - G2X Energy Inc. of Houston says it plans a $1.3 billion plant to turn natural gas into gasoline at the Port of Lake Charles.
Louisiana Economic Development said Tuesday it would create 243 jobs averaging $66,500 a year.
They say G2X will lease 200 acres... more »
January 7, 2013 10:33 AM
NEW YORK - U.S. drivers are hoping 2013 doesn't start off like 2012 at the gas pump. So far, so good. Gasoline now averages $3.30 a gallon, up about half a penny since Jan. 1. A year ago, gas rose about 10 cents in the first week or so because... more »
January 1, 2013 6:06 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - Hannah Storm was back on the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade telecast three weeks after a propane gas grill accident left the ESPN anchor with first- and second-degree burns to her face, hands, chest and neck. Storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident Dec.... more »
December 6, 2012 12:25 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »
December 4, 2012 11:49 AM
HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a Houma man accused of attacking an uncooperative gasoline pump has been booked with criminal property damage. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies tell The Courier 27-year-old Sean Charles Oshea told officers he pulled up to the gas station at Sam's Club in Houma Sunday night and... more »
November 28, 2012 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana oil and gas representatives say a tax deduction dating back seven or eight decades could help jumpstart onshore oil activity. The break allows companies to deduct a percentage of their income as costs. It is an annual break of 22 percent for certain properties.
Mid Continent... more »
November 28, 2012 8:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The government will auction off leases Wednesday on about 20 million acres of ocean bottom available for oil and gas production in the western Gulf of Mexico.
The tracts range from 9 to up to 250 miles offshore.
The last sale of western Gulf lease... more »
November 26, 2012 5:25 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Massachusetts company whose worker breached a gas line that led to a massive explosion in one of New England's biggest cities says it'll do whatever it takes to return things to normal. Friday's explosion in downtown Springfield damaged 42 buildings housing businesses and residences. The gas... more »
November 23, 2012 5:35 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Authorities say a natural gas explosion in one of New England's biggest cities has destroyed two buildings but hasn't killed anyone. They say firefighters and gas company workers are among more than a dozen injured people. The explosion in a downtown area of Springfield blew out all... more »
November 23, 2012 10:18 AM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities report no new problems with poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas near a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish. A relief well near the sinkhole was shut down after hydrogen sulfide emissions were detected. However, the Shaw Group reports that no similar problems have been found in testing of... more »
November 22, 2012 8:26 PM
BAYOU CORNE- Scientists keeping watch over a sinkhole in Assumption Parish believe everything is under control, after a week of concern since deadly gas was discovered in a vent well.
Monitoring devices warned of hydrogen sulfide on Monday. Tuesday, the vent was closed.
Thursday, experts updated the situation... more »
November 21, 2012 10:03 PM
BAYOU CORNE- The trouble continues around a sinkhole in Assumption Parish.
First, dangerous gas was discovered in the area Monday. Then, more shaking overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
Leaders reported that seismic activity increased. Experts aren't sure of the cause.
The sinkhole developed over the summer. Hydrogen... more »
November 20, 2012 6:01 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Workers setting up a vent well near an Assumption Parish sinkhole encountered a dangerous gas and shut down operations, according to the parish police jury.
They said the workers drilled the well into the top of a salt dome near the sinkhole, and began venting it... more »
November 15, 2012 8:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - Permission slips being distributed to residents in Bayou Corne area will allow Texas Brine to install equipment to mitigate any dangers that might be posed by underground methane gas.
The state Office of Conservation directed the company to install methane monitors and ventilation systems to avoid... more »
November 12, 2012 6:41 PM
BAYOU CORNE - State conservation officials issued a series of orders today for Texas Brine to follow as they continue to clean up a sinkhole which formed on their property in Assumption Parish.
State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh ordered the company to install a network of observation and... more »
November 5, 2012 12:28 PM
NEW YORK - Drivers in the New York area are spending a lot more time getting gas. Thankfully, they're not spending a lot more money. Gas prices on average have risen just 3 cents in New York and 7 cents in New Jersey. While Superstorm Sandy disrupted supplies, it also... more »
November 3, 2012 10:12 AM
NEW YORK- People here recovering from Superstorm Sandy will receive free gas, on the Federal Government's dime.
Gasoline will be distributed with a 10-gallon per-person limit.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday morning that the U.S. Department of Defense will set up emergency mobile fuel stations around... more »
November 2, 2012 3:55 PM
NEW YORK - For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck at the start of the week, the Manhattan skyline is expected to be mostly lit up tonight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the utility Con Edison is hoping to have most of Manhattan's outages resolved by midnight. But the progress... more »
October 16, 2012 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON - Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. But outside energy, there was little sign of inflation.
The Labor Department says the consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in September, matching the August increase. In the past... more »
October 8, 2012 3:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - State air pollution regulators say they do not expect California's air quality to worsen appreciably after the governor ordered the release of a dirtier blend of gasoline to help slash record-high pump prices.
The California Air Resources Board on Monday said the last time the state... more »
October 5, 2012 2:49 PM
LOS ANGELES - A Southern California refinery that suffered a power outage that helped send gas prices soaring is back online.
ExxonMobil spokeswoman Rachael Moore said Friday that the refinery in Torrance resumed normal operations and would be able to meet all of its contractual commitments.
Analysts say... more »
September 27, 2012 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - The RaceTrac chain of gas stations released a statement today apologizing for a mistake which caused some people to pump diesel fuel into their gas-burning vehicles.
Company spokesperson Dayna Reed said early the morning of Sept. 22 their fuel carrier mistakenly pumped diesel into the regular... more »
September 26, 2012 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- After viewers reported a gas station dispensing diesel fuel instead of regular gasoline as marked, WBRZ News2 investigated who is responsible for checking fuel pumps.
"It is very rare that we find something that was planned ... to purposefully defraud the consuming public," said Agriculture and Forestry... more »
September 26, 2012 5:28 PM
DUTCHTOWN - Many drivers say they had diesel in their gas-burning cars after filling up over the weekend at a Dutchtown gas station.
Drivers told News 2 today about problems at the RaceTrac on Highway 73. Service technicians at LeBlanc Nissan say at least four customers have brought vehicles... more »
September 25, 2012 10:14 AM
NEW YORK - The price of oil is rising on news that U.S. consumer confidence is at the highest level since February. Benchmark oil gained 92 cents to $92.85 per barrel Tuesday in New York. The Conference Board's latest survey shows Americans are more optimistic about the availability of jobs... more »
September 24, 2012 10:35 AM
UNDATED - The price of oil is lower on more doubts about global economic strength. Optimism about recent stimulus measures by central banks in Europe, Japan and the U.S. has given way to pessimism about the global economy's prospects. When economic growth slows, so does demand for fuel. The news... more »
September 21, 2012 11:25 AM
NEW YORK - The average price for gas dropped about 4 cents since last Friday, the biggest weekly decline in about three months.
Louisiana's average gas price remained stable at $3.637.
Analysts say motorists should see further declines through autumn. But they warn that the decreases will happen... more »
September 11, 2012 10:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews re-opened Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge after a natural gas leak earlier this morning.
A spokesperson for St. George Fire Department said construction crews struck an underground natural gas line in the area of Siegen and North Mall Drive near I-10.
Siegen was... more »
September 11, 2012 10:27 AM
NEW YORK - The price of gasoline is seeing the biggest gain in two weeks Tuesday. But relief should be in sight by the time autumn arrives.
AAA says the national average price rose 1.5 cents to $3.843 per gallon. That's up 15 cents from a month ago. Motorists... more »
September 7, 2012 2:38 PM
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 30 this week to 1,864. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,409 rigs were exploring for oil and 452 were searching for gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
September 5, 2012 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is temporarily waiving clean gas requirements in eight states affected by Hurricane Isaac. Governors requested the waiver because fuel supplies from refineries in the Gulf area were disrupted by Isaac. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says extreme circumstances could cause a gas shortage. The waiver lets... more »
September 3, 2012 3:10 PM
The nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The government said Monday that 800,000 barrels per day of oil production remained offline, 58 percent of Gulf of Mexico production. At the height of the storm 1.3... more »
August 28, 2012 8:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - People in East Baton Rouge Parish made last-minute purchases and preparations ahead of Hurricane Isaac's arrival today.
Ernest Richard joined dozens of people filling sandbags to protect their homes.
"I'm concerned about my family and how safe my family is," Richard said.
At the... more »
August 26, 2012 6:14 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 7 cents over the past two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.76. Midgrade costs an average of $3.91 a gallon, and... more »
August 26, 2012 5:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The federal government says oil and gas operators are evacuating offshore platforms and rigs that could wind up in Tropical Storm Isaac's path through the Gulf of Mexico. Isaac is expected to become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The bureau... more »
August 21, 2012 6:30 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Texas Brine today said they're changing where and when assistance checks will be given out to people evacuated from an area near a sinkhole on their property in Assumption Parish.
Spokesperson Sonny Cranch said because of overcrowded conditions they changed the location to the St. Joseph the... more »
August 20, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt when an SUV slammed into a gas station in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon.
It happened around 2:45 p.m. at the Racetrac on 4665 Essen Lane, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.... more »
August 20, 2012 5:17 PM
WALKER - Police shut down a portion of Florida Blvd. in Walker after an 18-wheeler turned over at a gas station this afternoon.
Walker Police said it happened at the Best Stop across from Sunland Fabricators, near the corner of Florida and N. Corbin Rd. (LA 449).
Police... more »
August 9, 2012 3:08 PM
BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported that the slurry area near Bayou Corne grew overnight.
The National Guard took infared readings by helicopter overnight, and observed the sinkhole grew by 10 to 20 feet from north to south.
Earlier today authorities said they were taking readings... more »
August 8, 2012 10:49 AM
NEW YORK - The price of oil is higher after the government reported a bigger than expected drop in crude inventories.
Benchmark crude rose 50 cents to $94.17 per barrel Wednesday in New York. Brent crude gained $1.03 to $113.03 per barrel in London. The Energy Department says oil... more »
August 7, 2012 6:29 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police say Phillip Carter and Robert Pierson have been arrested in connection with a shooting during an armed robbery.
It happened at a gas station on the corner of Saint Ferdinand Street and Government Street around 3:00 am. Police say they responded and later caught... more »
July 18, 2012 4:13 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Analysts pulled gas samples today from the bubbling Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas in their continuing search to find out what's causing them.
The Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Natural Resources have been in the area since July 14 trying to determine the source... more »
July 10, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW YORK - Oil prices is falling Tuesday after China released data indicating its economy continues to slow and Norway stepped in to end a strike that threatened its North Sea oil production. Benchmark U.S. crude fell by $1.02 to $84.98 in morning trading. Brent crude lost $1.77 to $98.55... more »
July 2, 2012 1:14 PM
NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials watching gas bubble up in Assumption Parish bayous said there's still no risk of explosion, but the release continues.
The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said readings are being taken twice a day in Bayou Corne and other areas where residents... more »
June 21, 2012 10:17 AM
NEW YORK - The price of oil has dipped below $80 for the first time since October. Benchmark U.S. crude, which has been tumbling since May, hit a low of $79.82 per barrel in morning trading. That's the lowest level since Oct. 6. Prices have been falling as the world... more »
June 15, 2012 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gas prices in the Capital City are flirting with the $3 range, a lower price drivers haven't seen in a while.
According to AAA, gas prices nationally fall in around $3.52 a gallon, while locally, gas averages at about $3.25 a gallon. At least one station... more »
May 30, 2012 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A gas meter caught on fire and injured one utility worker this afternoon in Baton Rouge.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said it happened this afternoon behind a home on Madras Drive. Flames from the meter could be seen shooting up behind the... more »
May 27, 2012 11:02 AM
PORT ALLEN - Another violent incident at a Port Allen gas station has left one person dead.
It happened just before midnight Saturday at the Racetrac on La. 1, near the scene of a deadly shooting two weeks ago that left a Brusly High School student dead.
According... more »
May 23, 2012 11:18 AM
NEW YORK- The price of oil has dropped below $90 for the first time in nearly seven months as U.S. supplies continue to grow. Benchmark U.S. crude fell to $89.92 per barrel around noon Eastern time in New York. The price hadn't been below $90 per barrel since Nov. 1.... more »
May 18, 2012 2:09 PM
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up 12 this week to 1,986. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,382 rigs were exploring for oil and 600 were looking for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
May 17, 2012 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some say two earthquakes in East Texas, in a week's time, has ties to oil and gas activity in Louisiana. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey made the possible connection this morning after the latest quake sent tremors into the Shreveport area.
Experts say taking natural resources... more »
May 14, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE- Prices continue to fall at the gas pump.
Average gasoline prices fell in Baton Rouge 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week
The average price for gasoline now stands at $3.52 a gallon.
The national price drop was 3.3 cents last week averaging $3.73... more »
May 10, 2012 12:04 PM
NEW YORK- Gasoline prices have dropped 5 percent since peaking last month. The national average fell to $3.739 per gallon on Thursday, down nearly 20 cents since hitting a high of $3.936 on April 6. And compared with a year ago, regular unleaded is 21 cents cheaper. Gasoline prices are... more »
May 8, 2012 9:47 AM
SALT LAKE CITY- U. S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was set to approve a major natural gas drilling project in Utah.
Salazar planned to make the announcement Tuesday at a pipeline compression station on Salt Lake City's west side. He offered no details before the event got under way.... more »
April 30, 2012 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Average retail gasoline prices dropped 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65 a gallon.
Compared to a year ago at this time, prices in Baton Rouge are 11.9 cents a gallon lower.
Prices fell 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week... more »
April 20, 2012 5:14 PM
NEW YORK - The worst is over, for now: Gasoline prices are starting to fall. After a four-month surge pushed gasoline to nearly $4 per gallon in early April, drivers and economists feared that gasoline prices might soar past all-time highs. Instead, pump prices have dropped 6 cents over two... more »
April 9, 2012 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - The average price of gasoline increased 3.3 cents a gallon last week in Baton Rouge. The price at the pump runs about $3.80 a gallon; the national average is approximately $3.91. Prices in Baton Rouge last week were 20 cents a gallon higher than compared to the... more »
April 2, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - The price of gas increased 3.7 cents a gallon in Baton Rouge last week, averaging $3.78. The increase nationally was 3.2 cents upping the average price to $3.89 a gallon. Gas prices in Baton Rouge are now 27.7 cents higher compared to a year ago and up... more »
March 30, 2012 3:02 PM
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,979. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,318 rigs were exploring for oil and 658 for natural gas. Three were listed as... more »
March 23, 2012 10:54 AM
NEW YORK - Americans continue to pump less gas every week. The decline has been steady over the past year. The amount of gas used in the United States has dropped by 4.2 billion gallons since a year ago which is a 3 percent decline. Rising gas prices are one... more »
March 22, 2012 11:01 AM
CUSHING, Okla.- President Barack Obama is defending his administration's handling of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, saying Congress made it impossible for him to make an informed decision. Obama says experts needed a certain amount of time to review the Keystone project, which would have run from Canada to Texas.... more »
March 19, 2012 11:29 AM
NEW YORK- Oil prices are climbing near $108 per barrel as optimism grows about a strengthening global economy. A private survey of the U.S. homebuilding industry on Monday found that companies are increasingly hopeful that home sales will rise in coming months. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also... more »
March 16, 2012 12:48 PM
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,984. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,317 rigs were exploring for oil and 663 for natural gas. Four were listed as... more »
March 13, 2012 11:06 AM
Natural gas prices are falling again as balmy weather stretches across most of the nation and supplies remain plentiful. Natural gas dropped 5 cents to $2.215 per 1,000 cubic feet in trading in New York. That's the lowest price in a decade. The price has dropped about 26 percent this... more »
March 8, 2012 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Travel agents estimate the cost of a plane ticket could go up 10 percent before Memorial Day, along with up to $100 fuel surcharges for cruises, thanks to gas prices. Some have forecast gas to jump to $5 a gallon by the end of the summer.
... more »
March 8, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE-- With gas prices expected to soar, News 2 goes in search of answers on how to get the most for your travel dollar this summer. It will cost you more to fly to your vacation destination. Airlines increased ticket prices due to higher fuel costs. But you can... more »
March 7, 2012 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON- Congressional Republicans and Democrats are again battling over rising gas prices. At a hearing Wednesday, Republicans and oil industry leaders called for more U.S. production, while Democrats focused on conservation and the role of Wall Street speculators. Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, told a House energy... more »
March 6, 2012 10:33 AM
NEW YORK - Gasoline prices have finally dropped after after nearly a month of steady increases. The nationwide average for regular unleaded slipped to less than a penny to $3.764 per gallon today. Prices in Baton Rouge are averaging $3.61 per gallon for regular unleaded.
The streak of price... more »
March 5, 2012 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gas prices increased 3 cents a gallon last week in Baton rouge now averaging $3.61 a gallon.
This compares with the national average that increased 5.2 cents per gallong last week to $3.71 per gallon.
Prices in Baton Rouge are now 25.3 cents per gallon... more »
February 29, 2012 10:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - When it comes to fuel efficiency, how you drive your car matters.
Not only how you drive, but what you use when you drive, and the condition of your car could end up costing you more in gas.
We get answers from the experts on... more »
February 23, 2012 11:21 AM
NEW YORK- The price of natural gas is down 2.5 percent after the government said supplies remain significantly higher than average levels for this time of year. Natural gas futures on Thursday fell 7 cents to $2.58 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. A boom in North American shale... more »
February 13, 2012 4:55 PM
PRIDE - State Police released pictures of the site of a gas line break this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish that led to a mile-wide evacuation of the area.
Capt. Doug Cain said troopers with the HazMat unit are still investigating the site of the rupture, which happened... more »
February 13, 2012 3:10 PM
PRIDE - A team of inspectors are trying to find out what caused a natural gas pipeline rupture this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The line break near Pride happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders evacuated homes and closed roads within a mile of the rupture until the... more »
February 13, 2012 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - The average price for gas increased last week 5.8 cents a gallon.
Drivers in Baton Rouge are now paying an average of $3.44 for a gallon of gas compared to the national average of $3.47 a gallon.
Gas prices in Baton Rouge are now about... more »
February 13, 2012 7:31 AM
PRIDE - Authorities continue to investigate what caused a gas wellhead to explode early Monday in the Zachary/Pride area.
Lt. Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police says the wellhead, belonging to the Florida Gas Company, ruptured around 2:30 a.m. in the area near Peairs and Reams roads, just north... more »