Edwards says Special Session will take compromise on both sides

Edwards says Special Session will take compromise on both sides

Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards says he expects a productive few weeks and he expects, through some compromise from both sides, to make progress in the effort to fix the billion dollar budget shortfall – the result of a penny sales tax expiring at the end of July. The Governor places blame squarely on the […]

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Trump proposes keeping La. coastal money in budget

Trump proposes keeping La. coastal money in budget

The White House’s proposed budget seeks to cut a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike past years, federal oil money for Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts isn’t on the chopping block. Both President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, proposed tearing up an agreement that sends a share of federal royalties from offshore drilling […]

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APPEL: A Legal Case You’ve Likely Never Heard Of Signifies More Damage To Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Industry

APPEL: A Legal Case You’ve Likely Never Heard Of Signifies More Damage To Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Industry

A recent conversation with a very successful oil and gas exploration operator gave me a sense of foreboding about something few of us have paid much attention to regarding the decline of Louisiana’s energy industry discussed yesterday in these pages. Our readers likely have not heard of the case of Vintage Assets, Inc. v. Tennessee […]

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From Edwards to Edwards

From Edwards to Edwards

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  As I now start the process of transitioning from my role as President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and into my new position as President Emeritus, I have taken the time to reflect on my years serving the oil and gas industry. I […]

LOGA’s Resolutions for a Prosperous Louisiana

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  The Christmas season has come and gone, and now we are headed into the final stretch of the holiday season. The New Year has become synonyms with the sounds of champagne bottles popping, fireworks, the ball drop in Time Square, and New Year’s resolutions. According […]

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The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – this 1966 Spaghetti Western is a staple in the career of Clint Eastwood and in the heart of many young men growing up in the late 60s. Just reading the title of this film, I can hear […]

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Crude Oil Prices Rise on Renewed Optimism

Crude oil prices rose on Friday, helped by a weak U.S. dollar and by hopes for further efforts to limit global oil output. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude March contract was up 43 cents or about 0.72% at $61.78 a barrel by 04:05 a.m. ET (08:05 GMT), the highest since February 8. Elsewhere, Brent […]

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Canada clears more work for Trans Mountain oil pipeline

The federal Canadian government said it issued decisions that would allow Kinder Morgan to start building its Trans Mountain expansion in British Columbia. The National Energy Board issued decisions that could let the consortium behind the plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline start work in British Columbia. About half of the route for the […]

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Trump warned against Venezuela oil ban, Maduro calls it illegal

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, warned President Trump against a ban on imports of oil from the crisis-stricken nation.  Maduro tweeted Thursday that an oil embargo would not only be illegal, it would also be one of the biggest mistakes that the U.S. could commit in terms of international politics. “The oil embargo is an […]

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Thunder Energies announces interview with Midnight in the Desert w/Heather Wade on the danger posed by antimatter asteroids

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brian Buckley, Operations Manager of Thunder Energies Corporation, a publicly-traded company with stock symbol (OTC:TNRG), announces that Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli, company Chief Scientist, has been interviewed on December 6, 2017 by Ms. Heather Wade, host of Midnight in the Desert Radio (http://midnightinthedesert.com/how-to-listen) from 9:00 pm […]

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TransGlobe Energy Corporation Announces Q4 2017 Operations Update

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TransGlobe Energy Corporation (“TransGlobe” or the “Company”) (TSX:TGL) (NASDAQ:TGA) announces an operational update. All dollar values are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise stated. Highlights Annual 2017 average production is trending to ~15.4 MBoepd, a 27% increase over 2016 Lifted and sold ~510 thousand barrels of entitlement crude […]

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Eagle Energy Inc. Announces Ongoing Production Results from its First North Texas Well

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX:EGL):  Eagle Energy Inc. (“Eagle”) is pleased to announce that, one month after initial production, the oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids rates from its first North Texas horizontal well continue to perform at budgeted levels.  Currently, the well is producing 450 barrels of oil equivalent […]

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U.S. Proved Reserves of Natural Gas Up in 2016, Oil Reserves Remained Unchanged

The United States had 341.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas proved reserves as of the end of 2016, an increase of 5% from 2015, according to EIA’s recently released U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reservesreport. U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves remained virtually unchanged from their 2015 level, at […]

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Louisiana will take more tax money from paychecks starting Friday

Louisiana residents who pay state income tax will see more money come out of their paychecks starting Friday (Feb. 16), the result of the federal tax law President Donald Trump and Congress approved in December. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has adjusted the amount of money employers withhold from their employees’ paychecks. The new withholding tables take […]

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Gov. Edwards, Sen. Kennedy clash over characterization of Louisiana’s criminal-justice overhaul

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy threw jabs at his home state’s criminal justice overhaul while turning his thumb down at a proposed bipartisan rewrite of federal sentencing laws on Thursday. Kennedy, a Republican, called the package of criminal-justice changes passed in 2017 by the Louisiana Legislature “an unqualified disaster” and, despite bipartisan support for the overhaul […]

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