News roundup: La. leads weekly U.S. oil and gas rig increase … ‘Mini-Madoff’ gets major time … Businessman pleads guilty to bribing La. sheriff

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    On the rise: The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 11 this week to 2,023, and Louisiana accounted for six of them. Houston-based drilling product provider B…

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