May 1, 2007
Reported by Associated Press
A federal agency says more than half of the active oil and natural gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico are now in depths of greater than a-thousand feet. And drilling in the deepest reasons became practically only about 15 years ago.
The Minerals Management Service says that in 2006, 70 percent of the oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico and 40 percent of the gas came from deepwater leases. Its statement came in a report issued for the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Last year, petroleum companies made 12 new deepwater discoveries, the deepest in 7,600 feet of water. The agency says those discoveries are expected to add about one-point-three billion barrels to Gulf reserves.
KPLC 7 News was honored, Saturday evening, with four first place awards at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press ceremony held in Jackson, MS.More >>
Funeral arrangements for Dora Mae Nunez Pinch, 92, have been announced. Pinch, of Grand Chenier, died Saturday, March 25, in her residence.More >>
Services will be limited at Calcasieu Parish Division of Planning and Development office as the department undergoes a system upgrade this week.More >>
This week or so, residents driving on Sampson Street may notice some bright green water in the ditches near Phillips 66. Don't worry; the water is harmless. officials said.More >>
Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley. Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash. According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...More >>