As the state and the region got good news yesterday about the oil and gas industry, we get news that Louisiana is still losing opportunities in the field. Earlier today, Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported the Bayou State lost 4 rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas last week, while our neighbors to the west, Texas, lost 6 rigs. Nationally, though, its better than it was at this point last year with the number of rigs actively exploring nearly 300 more than in 2011.