Sunday, November 19, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 915. Louisiana gained four to 62 for the week and is up 10 from a year ago.
Louisiana's nonfarm employment rose 9,200 jobs to 1,992,000 in October, an increase of 0.5 percent from a year ago, with gains in seven of 11 economic sectors, led by construction.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A new initiative designed to connect high-growth startups with local health care stakeholders kicked off Thursday in an effort aimed at solving critical health issues such as diabetes.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Conrad Industries Inc., a Morgan City-based boat and barge builder, reported a third-quarter loss of $193,000, or 4 cents per share, compared to $4.7 million, or 92 cents per share, a year ago.
Home health provider LHC Group in Lafayette will acquire Louisville, Kentucky-based Almost Family in an $850 million stock deal, nearly doubling the size of LHC to 781 locations in 36 states and $1.8 billion in revenue.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Baton Rouge-based Secure Shredding and Recycling and Absolute Document Destruction have completed a merger, combining resources to provide customers more trucks and additional efficiencies, service and long-term savings, officials said.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Women in Louisiana face many obstacles, the most glaring being the largest pay gaps in the country, the state's first lady, Donna Edwards, said Tuesday.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
After waiting several months for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to gain a quorum, a handful of Louisiana pipeline projects, including three related to proposed natural gas export facilities, are expected to easily win approval.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine this week to 907. Louisiana's tally was unchanged for the week at 58, but up from 48 a year ago.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Iberia Capital Partners, an energy-focused unit of Lafayette-based IberiaBank Corp., is closing its trading and equity research operations in New Orleans, while retaining its brokerage operations.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Giving citizens access to databases covering everything from police-involved shootings to blight remediation can help cities work more efficiently by boosting public trust and allowing people to point out where mistakes are happening, a Louisiana …
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
The devastating flooding in south Louisiana in 2016 and recently in Houston from Hurricane Harvey shows that the idea that engineering can transform where people can live “has come back to really bite us," a New Orleans official said Tuesday.
The owners of Diamond Green Diesel are evaluating an expansion that would double the capacity of its Norco refinery to 550 million gallons of renewable diesel fuel per year.
A new marine transportation company in partnership with New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine will transport liquefied natural gas as a fuel source to ports in Florida and the Caribbean under a long-term deal with Shell Trading, a uni…
Monday, November 06, 2017
Development of a new $90 million terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport is proceeding, with new design details being unveiled this week and a key personnel decision likely to follow the week after.
Lafayette-based home nursing and hospice company LHC Group reported its third-quarter profit climbed to $10.9 million, or 61 cents per share, compared to $9.6 million, or 54 cents per share, a year ago.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 11 this week to 898. Louisiana shed four rigs to 58, which is 10 higher than a year ago.
A Dutch subsidiary of New Day Aluminum Holdings LLC has completed an acquisition of ARC Fused Alumina in La Bâthie, France, which gives a plant in Gramercy a potential future outlet for its alumina products.
Lafayette General Southwest is being converted into an orthopedic center and long-term rehabilitation and medical care facility, while maintaining an emergency room.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Making cities smarter and dealing with flood recovery will be two of the main focuses of the 12th annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, which starts Tuesday.
The third-quarter earnings reports from two Lafayette-based energy companies reflect an improved environment for oil and gas companies.
Recent tenant expansions at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility have spurred nearly 250 new jobs in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors, building on the New Orleans East facility's central role in developing the world's most powerful rocket.
Construction is set to begin in about a year on a TJ Ribs restaurant in Carencro, the first of several locations the Baton Rouge-based chain hopes to build around Louisiana.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP's oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Friday, October 27, 2017
HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 909. Louisiana's count dropped three rigs to 62, but is up 46 from a year ago.
Gains in five of the state's nine metro areas helped push Louisiana to a total of 1,980,700 nonfarm jobs in September, a gain of 13,400 jobs over the past 12 months.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Russia’s ever-increasing domination of the European natural gas market is a complex geopolitical issue, but liquefied natural gas terminal developers see it as an opportunity for Louisiana. A counterintuitive opportunity, perhaps, but one that is …
The owners of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar have purchased the Co-op Bookstore building and plan to move their headquarters there.
A series of speakers and panel discussions are scheduled Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 as part of Louisiana International Trade Week at the New Orleans Ernest J. Morial Convention Center.
Baton Rouge-based H&E Equipment Services reported a third-quarter profit of $8.5 million, or 24 cents per share, compared to $11.7 million, or 33 cents per share, a year ago.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Two keynote addresses on different days of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition offered divergent views on the future of oil prices, as well as advice to industry professionals on how to think about that future.
The state's two largest health insurers tightened their grip on the Louisiana market in 2016, as their combined share grew slightly to 82 percent, according to a new report from the American Medical Association.