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The Rundown: Redistricting takes center stage; latest in State Police probe; and more in La. politics today

Today in The Rundown: A former governor announces an incurable cancer diagnosis; redistricting takes center stage ahead of 2019 election cycle; the latest on the investigation into former State Police Superintendent Mike Edmondson; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today. Countdown… Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 90 The News Blanco: Former […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

BHP hires four banks for U.S. shale exit ahead of early 2018 deadline – sources

BHP , the world’s largest miner, has asked four investment banks to help it prepare for either a sale or spin-off of its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas unit, with a view to taking a decision in early 2018, sources said. BHP said in August it aimed to sell its unconventional onshore shale assets […]

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Tracing a Path to Better Oil & Gas Shale Production

Tracerco, patented, pioneered and continues to enhance technology that enables the measurement of individual gas, oil, and water stage production along the length of a wellbore, without well intervention. This inexpensive technology provides confirmation that a wellbore is open to flow, identifies and quantifies stage flow contribution of each phase, and provides measurement of drainage […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Waste dumping in the Gulf sparks lawsuit from environmental group

Waste dumping in the Gulf sparks lawsuit from environmental group

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed notice that it intends to sue the Trump administration for allowing oil companies to dump waste into the Gulf of Mexico. The group, in a document filed in federal court Thursday (Dec. 7), says a permit approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows companies operating offshore oil and gas platforms […]

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Attorney general raises concerns about Edwards Medicaid plan

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office is raising “concerns” that Louisiana’s governor cannot legally sidestep lawmakers to enter into $15.4 billion in Medicaid contracts through an emergency process. Sixteen Republican state senators asked Landry to determine if Gov. John Bel Edwards can use emergency provisions to keep five managed-care companies operating services for 1.5 million Medicaid […]

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Gov. John Bel Edwards, others offer prayers and support for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco after cancer diagnosis

Louisiana officials on Sunday offered prayers and support to former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who announced she is fighting melanoma in her liver, for which she said there is no cure. In a statement, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Blanco is a “strong woman of incredible faith” and asked Louisianans to join him and his wife, […]

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Funding deal buys time, but Congress still needs answers on CHIP, disaster-recovery by holidays

A short-term spending deal struck on Capitol Hill last week gives states more flexibility in cobbling together federal cash to keep the Children’s Health Insurance Program running. But lawmakers will need to get back to work Monday on a deal to renew CHIP, which provides health coverage to roughly 9 million low- and moderate-income children […]

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Oil prices slip under shadow of U.S. drilling

Oil markets edged lower on Monday as ongoing output cuts led by OPEC were countered by rising U.S. drilling activity that points to a further increase in American production. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were 15 cents lower at $63.25 a barrel at 0950 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude […]

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More oil expected from Kurdish territory in Iraq

The completion of testing at a third production well in the Kurdish north of Iraq means oil production is expected to triple, Norwegian oil company DNO said. “DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a tripling of production from the Peshkabir field in the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq […]

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Crude Oil Prices Lower as Oversupply Concerns Weigh

Crude oil prices fell on Monday amid concerns that rising U.S. output could undermine efforts by OPEC to support the market by reducing excess supplies. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude January contract was down 24 cents or about 0.23% at $57.23 a barrel by 05:00 AM ET (10:00 GMT). Elsewhere, Brent oil for February […]

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