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  • Hearing planned on alternative fuel tax break

    October 25, 2012 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The revenue department is holding a public hearing on proposed regulations that spell out limits on the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit. The tax break program's cost has grown much larger than estimated and has become a headache for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration because... more »
  • Long Lines and Gas Shortages in Advance of Isaac

    August 27, 2012 10:40 PM

    Across Acadiana people are tanking up their vehicles in advance of Isaac. As of Monday afternoon, many gas stations were running out of fuel and long lines looked more like traffic jams at several gas stations. "I was shocked, the parking lot was jam packed over here," said Randy... more »
  • Man accused of swiping fuel from pump stations

    March 22, 2012 7:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux man has been accused of stealing nearly $10,000 worth of diesel fuel from four Terrebonne Parish flood control pump stations. Sheriff's deputies say 31-year-old Dale Massey also is suspected in a school burglary in Houma and the attempted burglary of a shed owned by... more »
  • The Breaking Point of Gas Prices

    April 14, 2011 11:48 PM

    Just about everyone is feeling the pain at the pump right now, and the Energy Department released new numbers warning gas prices could increase 40% this summer, topping $5.00 a gallon. The Energy Department said families will be spending significantly more on gas this year, up $825 per household... 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 »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Fuel spill closes Sabine-Neches Waterway 10 hours

    October 28, 2010 10:13 PM

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard has reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway, about 10 hours after a fuel spill from a tugboat accident closed it to marine traffic south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Rau says the channel reopened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. He said... more »
  • The Era of Building Space Shuttle Fuel Tanks is Over

    September 30, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... more »
  • Greener Fuel for Lafayette

    July 27, 2010 2:50 PM

    Legislators discussed a cleaner, greener fuel (compressed natural gas) at Tuesday's Legislative Session Recap. "We have an abundance of natural gas that we produce from this state; we sell a lot to the rest of the country, but we have a lot of natural gas sitting there to sell... more »
  • Rig in Baldwin Canal

    May 5, 2010 7:27 PM

    A different oil rig is causing some concern in St. Mary Parish. The rig rolled into the Baldwin Canal on Friday. It is a drilling barge that was being dismantled for scraps at T. Moore Services just south of US 90. There wasn't any oil on board because the... more »
  • Local Oil Company to Haiti

    January 17, 2010 3:11 PM

    An Acadiana company is bringing a much-needed commodity to Haiti. Locally-owned company Macro Oil is part of the relief effort, providing fuel for the military. Sunday morning 41 volunteer workers left with 25 trucks and 40,000 gallons of fuel-- it is all going from Broussard to Haiti. Owner... more »
  • FAA halts civilian flights from US to Haiti

    January 14, 2010 1:56 PM

    U.S. officials say they've stopped all civilian flights from the United States to Haiti at the request of the Haitian government, because there is no room on the ground for more planes and not enough jet fuel for planes to go back. A U.S. official said the Federal Aviation... more »

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