MONROE, La. (AP) - Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission refused to shorten the objection period for people opposed to the... more »
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - A government spokesman says 20 people in southeast Nigeria died when a broken gasoline pipeline caught fire, burning alive those gathering the fuel. The fire happened in a remote village in Abia state, near Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta. Abia state government spokesman Ugochukwu Emezue said Monday... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy wants to build natural gas pipeline. Roy told the Alexandria City Council's Utility Committee Tuesday he wanted to talk about a new project -- building the city's own natural gas interconnect. The project would cost about $5.5 million. Roy says the... more »
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 »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit claiming that pipeline dredging has hurt Atchafalaya Basin crawfish trappers is now in federal court.
The suit alleges that ridges left along dredged areas, called spoil banks, have created stagnant, dead areas of water in the area known as Buffalo Cove.
The... more »
The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that a fire offshore early this morning has been extinguished. Officials stationed in Morgan City say the fire started after a vessel struck a pipeline off the south central coast of Louisiana. There are no reports of injuries at this time and the incident... more »
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 »