Thousands of oil and gas industry workers from around the world are in Lafayette for the 28th Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition better know as 'LAGCOE'. This year there are more than 300 vendors at the Cajundome. A few are show casing products you may not expect to see at... more »
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta visits Lafayette today. Denis Lockhart told an audience of Acadiana financial leaders, it'll be a slow road to full recovery, but things are getting better.
Lockhart said," the consumer had been quite cautious about spending. All of that adds up... more »
PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - A section of La. Highway 70 closed for nearly three weeks because of an oil and gas well blowout in Assumption Parish has been reopened to traffic. The Mantle Oil and Gas LLC well blew Aug. 11 and forced authorities to shut down La. 70 between... more »
On July 27, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Investigations was notified of an alleged theft of oil field equipment at Axxis Drilling in New Iberia.
Detectives learned that approximately $394,000 of oil and gas equipment was allegedly stolen from the Axxis Drilling yard between the dates... more »
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 »
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,539. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 953 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 574 for oil. Twelve were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S. Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform. Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles south of... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is telling operators of oil and gas wells to be prepared to shut down if ordered by the Coast Guard. The emergency order issued Tuesday applies to oil and gas wells in Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson,... more »