Is this Haynesville Myth No. 1? A story in Houston this week is that the FBI has been visiting Shreveport banks to check on deposit activity due to large sums of money being run into accounts, auto-tripping the FBI's money-laundering flag.

Initial word from a well-versed source in Shreveport, however, is that this story hasn't surfaced there. Often, rumors and legends are rooted in some type of truth. None has been found in this one, though.

What have you heard?

–Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, A&D Watch,;