News roundup: La. leads US rig count gains this week with nine additions … Lawmakers hanging onto their Tulane scholarships … State’s monthly mineral lease sale nets $1.8 million

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    High nine: Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831. The Houston firm says in its weekly report t…

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