Louisiana oil producers could see a record year
Posted on 1/23/2018 3:00:00 AM.
The U.S is pumping out over ten-million barrels per day, topping a nearly 50 year record. That record may not stand long as forecasts show production could climb to eleven-million barrels a day by the end of 2019. President of the Mid Continent Oil and Gas Association Chris John says overseas markets such as China are hungry for more fuel and Louisiana’s 170 offshore operators are showing they can keep up with their demand.

"As they become more and more dependent and need more energy, the more used worldwide, that leaves opening for us to produce and export more oil."
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7 years later, father remembers son killed on Deepwater Horizon
Posted on 4/20/2017 10:40:00 AM.

Today marks 7 years since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people off the coast of Louisiana. Twenty-eight-year-old Gordon Jones was one of those. His father, Keith Jones, told Jim Engster on Talk Louisiana that dealing with the loss of his son isn’t any easier 7 years later.

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Officials say leak and fire at blown out well in Gulf has stopped
Posted on 7/25/2013 12:47:00 PM.
Officials say the fire at the natural gas well that exploded earlier this week in the Gulf of Mexico is now out. US Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Ryan Tippets says the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement confirm the well has "bridged over."
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