Roundup: Barry debris pickup begins / Power outages / Major oil merger  

    Cleanup: Crews in East Baton Rouge Parish will begin collecting debris caused by the winds and heavy rains associated with Barry this morning, WAFB-TV reports. Officials urge people to separate limbs and branches from household debris and place all of it at the curb as crews make their rounds. Republic Services will resume normal pickup of garbage/recycling/trash services today as well. Read the full story. 

    Lights on: As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Barry, currently a tropical depression, continued to cause new power outages across the state, Entergy reports. At its peak, Barry disrupted electrical service for nearly 89,000 customers in Louisiana, and as of last night, approximately 25,000 customers remain without service. Entergy says the company is about 80% done with its assessment of the damage caused by the storm. 

    Merger: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. has agreed to merge with Callon Petroleum Company, in a transaction valued at approximately $3.2 billion, according to an announcement from Baker Botts, the law firm representing Carrizo. The deal will give Callon extensive holdings in Texas, including in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale production areas. The merger, which is subject to shareholder approvals from both companies and customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.    

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