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  • Black Elk Energy: "We remain focused on the victims"

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM

    Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department. The company... more »
  • N.O. businesses offered energy efficiency loans

    October 16, 2012 7:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Businesses are being offered loans to make their buildings more energy efficient under an expanding program in New Orleans. The Landrieu Administration says the loans would come through the NOLA Wise program, which is managed by Global Green USA. The program is a partnership also involving... more »
  • Stone Energy Gumbo Cook-off

    October 15, 2012 9:14 AM

    Stone Energy Gumbo Cook-off benefiting United Way of Acadiana this Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Cajun Field. The party starts at 4 and last until 8pm. $5 will give you an all access pass to all you can eat gumbo, there will be raffles, a silent auction with great prizes,... more »
  • T. Boone Pickens Endorses U.S. Rep. Boustany

    October 8, 2012 11:45 PM

    Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens was in Lafayette Monday talking alternative energy and playing his hand at politics. Pickens endorsed U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, in the district 3 race. Pickens offered the following statement: "Rep. Boustany is Louisiana's leader in fighting for the oil and gas industry.... more »
  • La. energy customers can expect some refunds soon

    July 19, 2012 6:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say customers at two Louisiana-based energy companies will be receiving refunds as credits on their energy bills this summer. Members of the state's Public Service Commission voted to let Pineville-based electricity provider Cleco Corp. put a refund on its customers' September bills. PSC attorney... more »
  • Energy expert Yergin to address N.O. trade center

    April 2, 2012 6:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and adviser to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, will address the World Trade Center of New Orleans on April 17. He will discuss the future of energy markets and the possible impact on the Gulf Coast at the 8 a.m. breakfast briefing.... more »
  • Energy company pleads to violations at refuge site

    March 8, 2012 10:25 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Apollo Energy has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of violations of a wildlife refuge special use permit pertaining to the company's drilling operations in the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge. The Advertiser reports Wednesday's guilty plea exposes the company to a possible maximum fine of $400,000,... more »
  • Obama turns attention to energy in key states

    January 26, 2012 9:52 AM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama is announcing the sale of oil and gas drilling leases for nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf Coast and promoting the completion of a highway corridor for vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas, a response to critics who say his policies... more »
  • Neighbors Shaken by Deadly Gas Well Explosion

    April 1, 2011 12:45 AM

    The deadly Hilcorp Energy Company gas well explosion Thursday afternoon rocked the small neighborhood that sits right behind the well site. For many residents, the accident hit a little too close to home. "Well I was at work and I saw the cops and the sirens and I saw... more »
  • Landrieu Responds to Presidents News Conference on Gas Prices

    March 11, 2011 7:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., responded to remarks made today by President Obama about skyrocketing gas prices, at a White House press conference. Sen. Landrieu said: "I share President Obama's concern about how the current crisis in Libya and the constriction of supply in... more »
  • White House: Expanding Safe and Responsible Oil Production While Investing in the Future

    March 11, 2011 3:51 PM

    The Obama Administration is working to increase the responsible and safe production of oil and gas in the United States to help consumers and support a comprehensive energy plan for the country. This builds on historic investments in clean energy and efficiency that will help to secure our long-term prosperity... more »
  • Possible fuel rod hazard seen at some nuke plants

    February 16, 2011 9:32 PM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential "substantial safety hazard" with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy... more »
  • Thousands Lose Power Across Acadiana

    December 27, 2010 7:31 PM

    Thousands of Acadiana residents woke up without power this morning, just as people were getting ready for work and trying to grab a hot breakfast. I-HOP manager, Jamal Marhdi, said power outages aren't uncommon at his restaurant in Lafayette. He said, "one minute or thirty seconds usually happens sometimes because... more »
  • Former Presidential Candidate talks Moratorium, jobs

    October 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    The aftermath of an offshore drilling moratorium is a growing concern in southern Louisiana. Many are asking what rules and regulations we're going to be left with. According to some oil and gas advocates, those haven't been set in stone yet. Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to some... more »
  • LIHEAP Energy Help for Louisiana

    September 21, 2010 3:23 PM

    There's more than 884-thousand dollars in emergency funds available in Louisiana to help low income residents with heating and cooling costs. Each state is getting money from the federal government. In total, Congress appropriated $5.1 billion for LIHEAP in Fiscal Year 2010. Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should... more »
  • Feds Launch Investigation Into Platform Fire

    September 3, 2010 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that oversees offshore drilling will investigate the fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Thursday's fire came less than five months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 people and spurred the worst offshore oil spill... more »
  • Fire Extinguished on Platform

    September 2, 2010 6:32 PM

    Mariner Energy, Inc. is reporting that the fire at its production platform on Vermilion Block 380 has been extinguished. The crew was released from the hospital this afternoon.
  • Mariner Energy Shares Dropped Nearly 3 Percent

    September 2, 2010 1:35 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mariner Energy shares dropped nearly 3 percent Thursday following news that one of it's production platforms exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Mariner shares lost 69 cents, nearly 3 percent, to $22.66 in midday trading. The Houston independent oil and gas company is a relatively small... more »
  • Mariner Energy Statement on Platform Explosion

    September 2, 2010 1:31 PM

    Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME) confirms that a fire has occurred at a production platform located on Vermilion Block 380, approximately 100 miles from the Louisiana coast. All 13 members of the crew have been evacuated and safely accounted for. No injuries have been reported. In an initial flyover, no... more »
  • Lt. Gov.: Ban an Attempt to Change Energy Policy

    August 18, 2010 8:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama's continued moratorium on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is an attempt to move the United States toward alternative energy at a high economic cost to southern Louisiana, the state's lieutenant governor says. During a hearing Tuesday before the state's two... more »
  • Electric Companies are Urging Customers to Conserve Energy

    August 2, 2010 4:10 PM

    Electric utilities in the Acadiana region are currently experiencing heavy demand for electricity which is causing congestion on the transmission system in the Acadiana area. Because of generation and transmission constraints and the increased demand, the regulatory authority over the transmission system may direct the utilities to interrupt customers' electric... more »
  • Energy Industry Affects from Oil Spill

    July 8, 2010 1:49 PM

    The future of our country's energy policies lies here in the Gulf region, according to former president of Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister. This oil and gas expert and founder of "Citizens for Affordable Energy" spoke at the Cajundome Thursday morning to a crowd of hundreds. Industry advocates... more »
  • Inspire People Of Faith To Support Cleaner Energy

    July 7, 2010 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Where would Jesus drill? Religious leaders who consider environmental protection a godly mission are making the Gulf of Mexico oil spill a rallying cry. They hope it inspires people of faith to support cleaner energy while changing their personal lives to consume less and contemplate more.... more »
  • Energy Overload May Lead to Blackouts

    June 20, 2010 8:10 PM

    The summer often brings high energy bills, but this year energy companies are worried that some may be left without cool air. Mary Laurent, Communications Manager at Slemco, said the high temperatures aren’t the only thing to blame "we've also had higher than normal growth in our area,... more »
  • Taylor Energy Co.- Small Second Oil Spill

    June 8, 2010 6:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil company says photos showing a sheen of oil about 70 miles southwest of the big BP spill are evidence only of government-approved work long under way, not a new spill. New Orleans-based Taylor Energy Co. said Tuesday that its platform collapsed during Hurricane Ivan... more »
  • Proposed Bill May Save Money on Energy

    April 12, 2010 3:18 PM

    One local lawmaker is pushing for a way to make energy costs lower. This session Senator Mike Michot of Lafayette brings his alternative energy bill to the table. "Using the natural flow of the river and harnessing that and converting it into electricity is the general idea," Michot... more »
  • Energy Drinks to Be Banned in Louisiana?

    March 18, 2010 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator is proposing to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 16 amid concerns about the jolt of caffeine's effect on health. Republican Sen. Robert Adley of Benton has proposed the bill for ... more »
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
  • Gas storage at Peigneur moves forward

    December 11, 2009 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board says a natural gas company may double its storage caverns under Lake Peigneur - a plan many area residents strongly oppose. AGL Resources Inc. of Atlanta must still get more than 20 permits before it can use fresh... more »
  • Latest "Green" Housing in Acadiana

    December 10, 2009 2:04 PM

    The latest in "green" technology has arrived in Acadiana. The company iSpace has teamed up with Louisiana System Built Homes of St. Martinville to build up-and-coming green homes. This project has been a work in progress for four years. It started after Hurricane Katrina, when iSpace realized the need... more »
  • DNR awarded $4.2 million for Energy Star Rebate Program

    December 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program. In awarding the funding, DOE... more »
  • MMS Disburses $10.68 Billion in FY 2009

    November 18, 2009 10:47 AM

    Funding recipients include states, American Indians, and eligible counties DENVER, CO - The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced that it disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands,... more »
  • REDHAWK ENERGY acquires XXTREME GROUP for $66.0M

    November 3, 2009 1:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 3, 2009 - RedHawk Energy Corporation ("RedHawk") announced today that it has acquired 100% of the membership interests of Texas-based Xxtreme Pipe Services, LLC, Xxtreme Pipe Storage, LLC, Xxtreme Tubular Processors, LLC and Wolf Pack Rentals, L.L.C. (collectively, the "Xxtreme Group") for $66.0 million in cash,... more »
  • Welcome Back BeauSoleil

    October 22, 2009 7:54 AM

    The public is invited to come out to the Lafayette airport tonight to welcome home Team BeauSoleil from Washington D.C. The UL students are bringing home two awards from the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. First in market viability and people's choice. The plane is schedule to land at... more »
  • Vitter Urges President to Open More Areas to Drilling

    September 22, 2009 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is urging the Obama administration not to delay opening up more offshore areas to oil and natural gas drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reviewing a sweeping blueprint for expanded offshore drilling proposed in the final days of the Bush administration. He... more »

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