energy

Latest News
7:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

U.S. Energy, Interior Secretaries Tour Louisiana Coast

Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy
Credit U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor discuss the significance of their first tour of the Louisiana coast.

Two leading officials in the Energy and Interior Departments have gotten their first look at the oil production facilities along the Louisiana coast. They got a bird’s eye view of the energy facilities at work, and the threat they face from coastal erosion.

Read more
Notes from New Orleans
8:40 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Tulane Goes Down To The River To Study

Matthew Chatfield is Project Coordinator for Tulane's new riverfront campus.

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea surfaced to use the power of the Mississippi River as a source for energy. But it turns out that turbines placed near New Orleans weren’t going to be that effective after all. So some smart folks at Tulane University have come up with other ideas.

Read more
Red River Radio
11:01 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Energy analyst: Drilling activity in Haynesville Shale will pick up

Matthew Koch, vice president of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, will speak to the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:36 am

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.

Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s institute for 21st Century Energy, says natural gas is well positioned to lead the U.S. energy sector.

Chemical companies rely on it and demand from exports is brisk, according to Koch. With Louisiana’s energy infrastructure in place, he says the Haynesville Shale natural gas deposit will be busy again.

Read more
Red River Radio
11:01 am
Wed January 22, 2014

East Texans protest opening of Keystone pipeline's southern leg

Farmer Julia Trigg Crawford has watched the pipeline being built in her pasture in Direct, Texas.

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. The group was organized three years ago to stall construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Read more
Latest News
7:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Lawsuit Seeking More Review For Plaquemines Parish Coal Terminal

A lawsuit is filed to stop a third coal terminal for Myrtle Grove.

Some Plaquemines Parish residents and environmental groups are suing to stop a coal terminal proposed for Myrtle Grove. The state says the project should continue.

Read more
Latest News
7:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Senator Landrieu Introduces Bipartisan Revenue-Sharing Plan For Coastal States

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, at a Washington, D.C. news conference.

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is joining forces with Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska over energy revenue sharing.

Read more
Latest News
7:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Senator Landrieu Pushes Interior Nominee for Revenue-Sharing Changes

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is calling on the Obama administration’s nominee for Interior Secretary to support a bigger share of oil and gas revenue to coastal states.

At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Landrieu told nominee Sally Jewell that offshore drilling along the Gulf Coast accounts for three times the production onshore in western and interior states.

Read more
Latest News
5:49 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Gulf of Mexico Well Evacuated Due to Uncontrolled Gas Flow

The Rowan Cecil Provine rig is en route to the site of the uncontrolled well about 50 miles east of Grand Isle.

This article has been updated.

A natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico, located approximately 50 miles east of Venice, is releasing gas uncontrolled and has been partially evacuated, according to the well's operator and a report today in Fuel Fix, an energy news website operated in part by the Houston Chronicle.

Read more
Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, on the Senate floor.

Read more
Business & Technology
2:00 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Biofuels Plant to Open in St. Gabriel

The LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute plans a Jan. 25 opening for a pilot plant designed to produce biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural crops and byproducts.

The centerpiece of the AgCenter's sustainable bioproducts Initiative, the plant focuses on processing sweet sorghum, energy cane and other grassy feedstocks into convertible sugars, fiber and bioproducts for further refining into butanol, gasoline, isoprene and biochemicals, said project director Vadim Kochergin.

Pages