Advocate: Proposed St. Tammany oil well clears regulatory hurdle

Advocate: Proposed St. Tammany oil well clears regulatory hurdle

The Advocate reports: Helis Oil & Gas Co.’s plan to drill an oil well in St. Tammany Parish cleared a regulatory hurdle Friday when Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh issued a decision approving the boundaries of the tract where the company wants to drill. The decision, known as a unit order, was expected. It […]

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Huffington Post: As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast.

Huffington Post: As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast.

The Huffington Post reports: From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an […]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Orealns City Business Journal: Future of ‘Big Oil’ suit at stake as panel meets

New Orealns City Business Journal: Future of ‘Big Oil’ suit at stake as panel meets

New Orleans City Business Journal reports: The committee that nominates members for a south Louisiana flood control authority has two vacancies to fill and the people it nominates to fill them could provide Gov. Bobby Jindal with the votes to kill a lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. At a meeting today, […]

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Every Political Race Matters

Every Political Race Matters

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Historic data shows that voter turnout typically slows during election cycles where a president or governor is not on the ballot. This year, 2014, happens to be one of those election years. However, the races that are taking place over the next few months are crucial […]

By August 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Attempted regulation on hydraulic fracturing can be seen at the federal level of government all the way down to small town mayors. One common thread is to be noted: where information is absent, fear is present, and where fear is present, regulations are born. This fear […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Marriage Of Independence and Security

A Marriage Of Independence and Security

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Energy independence is the popular talk at the water cooler. However, it is vital to understand that energy independence walks hand and hand with energy security. It is a marriage that is a necessity for the future of the United States’ national security. Why does the […]

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Huffington Post: Oil Industry’s Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

The Huffington Post reports: Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Army group, said in New Orleans this month. Before the oil boom went bust in the 1980s, the industry was regarded as benevolent because its severance taxes paid […]

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American Press: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Sasol’s wetlands modification permit

The American Press reports: By Frank DiCesare / American Press A main component of Sasol’s final regulatory hurdle has been cleared. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday approved Sasol wetlands modification permit, allowing the company to disrupt — and later replace — wetlands during construction. Mike Hayes, Sasol’s public affairs manager for U.S. […]

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Advertiser: Mexican oil regulation reform may open new possibilities

The Daily Advertiser reports: Overtures from Mexican oil and gas producers and that country’s government for new partnerships, including foreign investment, may have some appeal for Acadiana energy companies. But the depth of that appeal may depend on how convinced Acadiana company leaders are that Mexico has truly changed. Le Centre International de Lafayette will […]

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Reuters: Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

Reuters reports: NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 (Reuters) – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the technology-driven shale oil revolution. Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
WSJ: Blackstone Nears Deal For Shell’s 50% Haynesville Shale Stake

WSJ: Blackstone Nears Deal For Shell’s 50% Haynesville Shale Stake

The Wall Street Journal reports: Private-equity firms, which for years have counted energy as one of their most lucrative investing sectors, have been snapping up oil-and-gas reserves in recent months. Above, a natural gas well in Stonewall, La. The Shreveport Times/Associated Press Blackstone Group BX +1.07% LP is nearing a deal to acquire Royal Dutch […]

By August 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

The Advocate reports: Blackstone Group LP is close to inking a billion-dollar deal for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s half of 350,000 acres leased in north Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shell is part of a joint venture in the natural gas formation. the deal would be the latest in which a […]

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Forbes: A Mountainous Reminder Of Fracking’s Link To Cheap Gasoline

Forbes reports: I’m doing some driving in Colorado this weekend, and every gas station I pass is a reminder that gasoline prices this Labor Day weekend are at their lowest in four years. Prices were running just under$3.50 a gallon heading out of Denver, which was about the average based on the prices being reported […]

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Advocate: Future of ‘Big Oil’ suit at stake as panel meets

The Advocate reports: It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that’s suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East discussed plans to fill two expired terms […]

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NOLA.com: Business, industry leaders worry EPA ozone emission changes will cost state billions in stifled economic growth

The Times Picayune reports: Members of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry are concerned potential changes to ozone emission standards will end the economic boom the state is soon to experience in the manufacturing industry. LABI and the National Association of Manufacturers published a study that shows potential severe consequences to the state’s economy […]

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