natural gas http://wwno.org en Gas Well On Fire After Blowout In Gulf Of Mexico http://wwno.org/post/gas-well-fire-after-blowout-gulf-mexico A natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana was on fire Wednesday, one day after a blowout forced 44 workers to evacuate. There were no injuries reported.<p>The <a href="http://www.bsee.gov/BSEE-Newsroom/Press-Releases/2013/Press07242013/" target="_blank">Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says</a> the mishap at Well A-3 below a "Hercules 265 jack-up rig," about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast, was first reported around 9:45 a.m. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40223 at http://wwno.org Assumption residents to get briefing on sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/assumption-residents-get-briefing-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">PIERRE PART&nbsp;&mdash; People living near a large sinkhole that swallowed trees and forced evacuations will be briefed Tuesday by officials.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A community meeting has been set for 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Hall in Pierre Part.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:31:43 +0000 The Associated Press 17333 at http://wwno.org Gas bubbles-up in Bayou Corne community http://wwno.org/post/gas-bubbles-bayou-corne-community <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials in Assumption Parish say gas bubbles in Bayou Corne are producing a diesel-like odor.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An area of slurry was found Friday in a swampy area between Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne, about a half mile from Louisiana Highway 70. The area is at least 2,500 feet from the nearest home, officials say.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:27:42 +0000 The Associated Press 17093 at http://wwno.org Orphaned well could be source of swamp bubbles http://wwno.org/post/orphaned-well-could-be-source-swamp-bubbles <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">ASSUMPTION PARISH&nbsp;&mdash; State and local officials are investigating whether an orphaned well may be the source of natural gas bubbling up from the surfaces of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in northern Assumption Parish.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:03:02 +0000 The Associated Press 16464 at http://wwno.org Lake Charles looks at alternative fuels http://wwno.org/post/lake-charles-looks-alternative-fuels <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lake Charles city officials are taking a new look at alternative fuels for public vehicles. City Councilman Rodney Geyen has been pushing Lake Charles City Hall officials to research the costs and savings of using natural gas to run vehicles.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:05:10 +0000 The Associated Press 16023 at http://wwno.org Fire out, evac over after gas pipeline rupture http://wwno.org/post/fire-out-evac-over-after-gas-pipeline-rupture <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">INTRACOASTAL CITY &mdash; A rupture in a south Louisiana natural gas pipeline erupted into a fire that led to an evacuation and road closures.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State police say the rupture and fire were reported around 4 a.m. Wednesday in southern Vermilion Parish.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:50:16 +0000 The Associated Press 16018 at http://wwno.org DNR geologist: Gas may be bubbling from salt dome http://wwno.org/post/dnr-geologist-gas-may-be-bubbling-salt-dome <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">ASSUMPTION PARISH&nbsp;&mdash; A top geologist at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says bubbling gas in bayous in Assumption Parish may be connected to a salt dome deep underground.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:03:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15855 at http://wwno.org Miners Weather The Slow Burn Of Coal's Demise http://wwno.org/post/miners-weather-slow-burn-coals-demise At some point today, you will probably flip on a light switch. That simple action connects you to the oldest and most plentiful source of American electricity: coal.<p>Since the early 1880s — when Edison and Tesla pioneered the distribution of electrical power into our homes — most of that power has come from the process of burning coal.<p>Four years ago, something started to change. First it was slow, and then this past month that change became dramatic. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Guy Raz & Lauren Silverman 15773 at http://wwno.org South Africa Renewing New Orleans Diplomatic Ties http://wwno.org/post/south-africa-renewing-new-orleans-diplomatic-ties <p>Diplomatic ties between New Orleans and South Africa are being renewed after a break 33 years ago over Apartheid rule. An honorary consul&rsquo;s main concern will be shepherding a $10 billion energy plant to completion in southwest Louisiana. Wed, 16 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 11165 at http://wwno.org