Barges sit idle, Louisiana workers furloughed as oil price drop hits home

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Unused inland drilling rigs are stacked together at the Port of Ibieria Thursday.

Tucked away in a slip at the far east side of the Port of Iberia, a dozen Parker Drilling inland barges are lashed together, 3 wide and 4 deep. The Parker rigs won’t be drilling for oil or gas again anytime soon. “They laid off close to 300, mostly floor hands, roustabouts, roughnecks, people… Continue reading →

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