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  • Restrictions remain around blown out gas well

    July 26, 2013 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Air and water navigation restrictions remain in place around a natural gas well that blew wild and caught fire earlier this week about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement was expected Friday afternoon to announce the status of plans... more »
  • 44 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

    July 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Wild well experts are expected to arrive soon at the site of a natural gas well blowing out of control in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast. Hercules Offshore Inc. operated the drilling rig where the blowout occurred. Jim Noe, a Hercules executive, said Tuesday evening... more »
  • Government again delays proposed 'fracking' rule

    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 »
  • $1.3B natural gas-to-gasoline plant planned for LC

    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 »
  • Coroner: Woman who crashed into creek died of natural causes

    December 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    Baton Rouge- An 89-year-old woman whose car crashed into Wards Creek from an Interstate 10 East exit ramp near the Mall of Louisiana died of natural causes shortly before the car plunged into the water, that's according to the parish coroner. Autopsy results show Vivian Augustin died of a... more »
  • State orders Texas Brine to take further sinkhole steps

    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 »
  • Deputies: Inmate died from natural causes

    July 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies said an inmate in Livingston Parish died of natural causes while in the jail this week. A sheriff's department spokesperson said Charles David Dunn, 47, died Tuesday in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Livingston Parish Coroner Dr. Ron Coe performed an autopsy and found Dunn... more »
  • Search for source of bayou gas bubbles continues

    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 »
  • Natural gas falls on spell of balmy US weather

    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 »
  • LSP releases photos of gas line break Play Video

    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 »
  • Natural gas fueling plans may spur vehicle growth

    December 27, 2011 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Consumers, manufacturers and fuel suppliers so far haven't shown much interest in natural gas-powered cars, even though the United States has record supplies of the fuel. But there are signs of change. Clean Energy Corp. is expanding natural gas refueling to 150 U.S. truck stops - though... more »
  • Tropical storm Lee closes oil, natural gas operations

    September 2, 2011 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Lee has cut off just under half of the normal oil production from the Gulf of Mexico. That's the word from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The agency said Friday that 169 of the 617 manned production platforms... more »
  • State losing on natural gas tax exemption

    March 10, 2011 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Buried in a 1994 law is a tax exemption that,so far, has cost financially strapped Louisiana more than $220 million from the natural gas bounty of the Haynesville Shale formation in the northwestern parishes. But as the state faces a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, legislative leaders... more »
  • Academy responds to industry's "Gasland" request

    February 25, 2011 1:06 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it's not in the business of vetting best documentary contenders for truth and accuracy. That's up to Oscar voters. The academy has responded to attacks on the documentary "Gasland," a critical look at natural gas drilling.... more »
  • EBR explosion causes half-million dollars in damage

    December 27, 2010 11:50 AM

    CENTRAL - A natural gas explosion that shook homes near an East Baton Rouge energy plant this morning caused a lot of damage at the site but no injuries, according to authorities. Central and Baton Rogue fire departments were called to the Evergreen Energy Plant around 6:30 a.m. Central... more »
  • Autopsy: Miss. boater's death natural causes

    November 20, 2010 4:25 PM

    The St. Bernard Parish coroner says a heart problem may have killed a 63-year-old Mississippi man whose body was found near his boat on Nov. 14. Dr. Bryan Bertucci says a preliminary autopsy found that David McAdory of Madison did not drown. The parish released his findings Saturday. ... more »
  • $33 Million awarded to La. Dept. of Natural Resources

    March 25, 2010 10:26 AM

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the Department has added an additional $24.2 million to a previously awarded $8.8 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. The funds are to reimburse construction costs for improvements to LA Highway 1. The highway is needed for... more »
  • Public voices concern on gas storage

    March 10, 2010 7:29 AM

    Dozens of residents and salt miners spoke out against plans to build a natural gas storage facility in the Cote Blanche salt dome at a public hearing. Henry Gas Storage hopes to build four natural gas caverns in the dome and construct about 12 miles of new natural gas pipelines... more »

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