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Frank’s International confirms layoffs in Lafayette

Frank's International

LAFAYETTE, La. — Frank’s International is laying off 150 of its employees in Lafayette, part of the company’s global effort to trim its workforce by 400 to 600 workers. According to local media reports, the layoffs are coming at the company’s Lafayette complex near U.S. Highway 90. Employees were informed Tuesday. Frank’s announced March 31 it would pare its employee ...

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2 manufacturers announce layoffs at Lafayette plants

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Two manufacturing companies have announced layoffs at their respective facilities in Lafayette. WLFI-TV reported Thursday that both Caterpillar, Inc. and Oerlikon Fairfield are reducing their staff. Caterpillar, Inc. confirmed its plans to lay off 50 full-time production employees and about 200 agency workers at its Lafayette plant by June. Employees were notified of the layoffs Wednesday. The construction ...

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The impossible dream

The United States’ journey to becoming a global giant in the oil industry has not come without controversy, that is certain. Issues have arisen to some of those who have no association with the oil industry, but are bearing the brunt of some of its nasty side effects. On the other side of the coin, small towns—some of which we ...

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PetroQuest makes significant natural gas find in Thunder Bayou prospect

PetroQuest Energy, Inc. announced in a press release this week that its efforts in the Thunder Bayou prospect have yielded a “significant discovery.” The company has discovered a natural gas payzone in the prospect, which lies in Vermilion Parish in southern Louisiana. The project is just two miles north of PetroQuest’s La Cantera project, another successful endeavor which began production ...

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La.-Lafayette beefs workforce programs

LAFAYETTE, La. — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to funnel about $1.3 million into new faculty positions and personnel who will focus on producing more graduates in engineering, computing and nursing to meet workforce needs. The money is part of the university’s $2 million allocation from the state’s new competitive Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund ...

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The gavel in distress: Larimer County judge denies request

A Larimer County judge has denied the city of Fort Collins’ request to stay his decision overturning the city’s 5-year fracking ban, according to Erin Udell of The Coloradoan. The decision was made last week. This decision comes only three months after another Larimer County judge overturned Fort Collins’ five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. The moratorium would have stopped new wells ...

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1,000 job seekers attend Lafayette career fair

LAFAYETTE, La. — More than 1,000 job seekers pressed into the Cajundome for a Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Exposition career fair. The Advertiser reports many of the job seekers expressed confidence that the long-term outlook for industry employment remains bright, despite a recent steep drop in oil prices. Angela Cring, LAGCOE executive director, says if someone really wants ...

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Colorado fracking ban sparking nationwide conversation

A hot-button issue garnering nationwide appeal is currently taking place in the state of Colorado. According to an article by the Denver Business Journal in 2012 and 2013, voters in five Front Range cities approved bans on fracking within their jurisdictions. That ruling came as a result of resident’s concerns over oil and gas companies conducting operations within close proximity ...

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Lafayette postpones decision to appeal ruling on ban

The Lafayette City Council has delayed its decision to appeal a judge’s ruling that overturned a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing operations in the city, according to Colorado Hometown Weekly. Only four city council members were present for Tuesday’s meeting when the decision was made to set the issue aside until the next meeting on Oct. 22. Councilwoman Alexandra Lynch ...

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7 Things you should know about America’s Energy Corridor

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media With improvements in the works on Interstate 49 South, attention has recently been drawn to America’s Energy Corridor. The Energy Corridor lines 140 miles of US Highway 90 in southern Louisiana, running from Lafayette to New Orleans. According to americansenergycorridor.org, this area has the highest density of energy laborers in the nation, as well ...

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