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  • La. towns plan compressed natural gas station

    March 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - Two west-central Louisiana towns are preparing for a future in which vehicles are routinely fueled with compressed natural gas. Plans were announced Friday for the town of Hornbeck to construct and operate a compressed natural gas station in nearby Leesville. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports... more »
  • Northeast relying less on Gulf natural gas supply

    November 29, 2013 4:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The amount of natural gas extracted from the Gulf of Mexico and sent to the Northeast has dropped sharply in recent years as new discoveries in that region boost the nation's overall supply, according to new federal data. New Orleans CityBusiness reports data from the U.S.... more »
  • Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole

    March 19, 2013 7:13 PM

    "If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal. He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
  • Battle Continues to Save Lake Peigneur

    December 19, 2012 6:43 PM

    The Iberia Parish Council is considering a resolution right now to stop AGL Resources from expanding natural gas storage at Lake Peigneur. The lake borders Iberia and Vermilion Parishes. Recently, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury passed a similar resolution opposing the company's plans to build underground caverns to store... more »
  • Bayou Corne Sinkhole Raises Concerns at Lake Peigneur

    October 8, 2012 8:01 PM

    A sinkhole in Assumption Parish is raising concerns in Acadiana. Crews are digging wells near a four-acre sinkhole beneath Bayou Corne. The wells are being sued to vent and investigate natural gas trapped below the salt brining facility. Louisiana Senator Fred Mills said in light of this incident, he... more »
  • Caddo SO vehicles to use compressed natural gas

    February 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says he hopes to save money and help the environment by converting 13 vehicles to use cleaner-burning compressed natural gas as well as gasoline. He says the four passenger vans and nine sedans travel a total of 17,500 miles a month.... more »
  • Lafayette Transit System Going Green

    July 7, 2011 6:48 PM

    Out with the old and in with the new. The city of Lafayette is upgrading its transit system they're going green. Everyday nearly four thousand people board one of the twenty-one Lafayette city buses, but with an ageing fleet, the city is upgrading to an eco-friendly bus. ... more »
  • Natural Gas Leak in Lafayette Parish

    February 4, 2011 12:06 AM

    Lafayette Hazmat, Sheriff's Department, and the Fire Department are on scene of a natural gas in the 1200 Block of Breaux Road. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's Department say that the leak is coming from a pumping well. There are no evacuations at this time, but they are preparing... more »
  • Natural gas pipeline ruptures, injures 3

    November 12, 2010 9:29 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Richland Parish Sheriff Charles McDonald says three men working on natural gas lines were injured when a line ruptured. McDonald told The News-Star that none of the injuries appeared life-threatening: One man had abdominal pain, one had shoulder pain and the third had hearing trouble. McDonald... more »
  • A Natural Gas Compressor Station Exploded Near Shongaloo

    August 25, 2010 5:40 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspection when the accident occurred. The employee, identified as... more »
  • 1,651 Rigs Actively Exploring For Oil and Natural Gas

    August 20, 2010 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,651. Houston-based drilling systems provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 985 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 655 for oil. Eleven were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
  • Natural gas: An overlooked danger in the oil spill

    June 18, 2010 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It is an overlooked danger in the oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem. The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent methane,... more »
  • La. gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
  • 1 dead in pipeline explosion at Barksdale

    January 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Air Force officials say a natural gas pipeline explosion at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has killed a civilian. Maj. Carie Parker, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Bomb Wing, says the explosion happened about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday near an unpopulated area on... 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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