Daily Advertiser: Money finds political influence in oil-rich Louisiana

Daily Advertiser: Money finds political influence in oil-rich Louisiana

The Daily Advertiser reports: NEW ORLEANS – From the major multinational oil companies to small independent operators, rivers of campaign contributions have flowed to the state Capitol. To highlight the industry’s influence on Gov. Bobby Jindal, a consortium of environmental groups last year tallied more than $1 million in campaign donations from 231 oil interests […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
WWL: Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state capitol

WWL: Tainted Legacy: Money from oil and gas industry flowing into state capitol

WWL reports: NEW ORLEANS — In oil-and-gas rich Louisiana, matching money to political influence is generally an easy proposition. From the major multinational oil companies to small independent operators, rivers of campaign contributions have flowed to the state capitol. To highlight the industry’s influence on Gov. Bobby Jindal, a consortium of environmental groups last year […]

By July 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advocate: Lawsuit should run course

Advocate: Lawsuit should run course

The Advocate reports: John Barry writes: Quin Hillyer’s latest rant attacking the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against oil companies misses all the important points. First, the companies destroyed much of the coast. That’s undisputed. In some areas they inflicted only minimal damage, but even a study by Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas, the […]

By July 23, 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 […]

By July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Disconnect From The Truth

A Disconnect From The Truth

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Louisiana has become ground zero for environmental groups to wage war against a time-tested industry. In a time period of blogs, social media and websites with no accreditation, if it is said on the “web”, then it must be true? The environmental front is that squeaky […]

By July 3, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
Much Work Ahead for Oil and Gas

Much Work Ahead for Oil and Gas

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association The oil and gas industry was faced with several tough issues this Louisiana Legislative Session. The hot topic for debate was the pieces of legislation that would combat the hundreds of abusive lawsuits that are plaguing the oil and gas industry. Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, […]

By June 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Houston Chronicle: Regulators can’t settle natural gas fuel pricing measure

The Houston Chronicle reports: A group of state weights and measures regulators couldn’t reach a formal consensus on how to measure liquefied natural gas dispensed for sale as motor fuel, so the informal practice of stating its price relative to diesel probably will continue for now. Last week in Detroit, the National Conference on Weights […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bloomberg: U.S. Refiners to Ship Most Fuel to Europe Since November

Bloomberg reports: Traders booked the most tankers in eight months to ship diesel and heating oil to Europe from the U.S. Gulf, where refining is surging as a consequence of America’s rising crude production. Oil companies either booked or plan to charter 16 tankers to transport cargoes on the route for loading during the next […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Fuel Fix: Industry poll says Americans want more oil production, support offshore drilling

Fuel Fix reports: Americans overwhelmingly want the U.S. to produce more domestic oil and natural gas, but few believe the federal government is doing enough to encourage such activity, according to an industry-backed survey released Wednesday. The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Petroleum Institute, shows that 68 percent of voters across the […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bloomberg: U.S. Shale Will Drive LPG Ship Market Growth, Latsco Says

Bloomberg reports: Increased U.S. exports of liquefied petroleum gas amid higher shale oil production will boost demand for ships that carry gases such as propane, butanes and ethane, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, director of Athens-headquartered Latsco Shipping Ltd., said. Shipments of LPG from the U.S. rose to a record 506,000 barrels a day in April, up 65 […]

By July 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Times Picayune: Devon Energy sheds north Louisiana properties as part of $2.3 billion sale

Times Picayune: Devon Energy sheds north Louisiana properties as part of $2.3 billion sale

NOLA.com reports: Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. said on Monday (June 30) it will sell interests in natural gas-rich fields across the country for $2.3 billion, a final push in the company’s effort to trim down its holdings nationwide. The deal includes more than 100,000 acres in Louisiana. Houston-based Linn Energy will purchase the assets, […]

By July 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Cold winter not enough to boost Haynesville Shale play

The brutal winter conditions that washed over the country will only help so much on the Haynesville Shale. Natural gas producers have bemoaned a series of mild winters over the past years, which along with overproduction have stalled the need for activity on north Louisiana’s most valuable natural resource. The cold turned on heaters across […]

By January 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Articles

The Hill: Hoeven offers natural gas ‘compromise’

The Hill reports: Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said Wednesday that he introduced a bill that could be a compromise on the issue of exporting liquid natural gas (LNG). “We’ve got to go beyond talk and to action,” Hoeven said on the Senate floor Wednesday. On Tuesday, Hoeven introduced S. 2638, the LNG Certainty Act. He […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Shreveport Times: High oil prices: bad for motorists, good for state

Shreveport Times reports: BATON ROUGE — Motorists complain about rising prices at the pump as the price of oil rises but to the state of Louisiana, the higher the price, the better. That’s because Louisiana gets about $12 million a year extra every time the price of a barrel of oil climbs $1 and stays […]

By July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NASDAQ: Natural gas prices extend losses on cool U.S. weather forecasts

NASDAQ.com reports: Natural gas carried Monday’s losses into Tuesday after updated weather-forecasting models continued to call for below-normal temperatures to make their way across parts of the eastern half of the U.S. in the coming days. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in August traded at $3.800 per million British […]

By July 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →