Advocate: Supporter of coastal-erosion lawsuit renominated to levee board

Advocate: Supporter of coastal-erosion lawsuit renominated to levee board

The Advocate reports: A New Orleans levee board’s suit against scores of oil and gas companies will likely remain alive long enough for the courts to have their say in the case after a nominating committee on Friday reaffirmed its decision to keep a supporter of the suit on the board. The decision is a […]

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Daily Comet: Fracking supplements state’s offshore resources

Daily Comet: Fracking supplements state’s offshore resources

The Daily Comet reports: Hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking is steadily increasing the production in the oil and gas industry around the U.S. and Louisiana. The process has been going on in the U.S. since 1947 and there have been over 1 million wells hydraulically fracked, said Ragan Dickens, communications director of the Louisiana […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Tri-Parish Times: Experts wonder if suing ‘Big Oil’ is really worth it for Louisiana

Tri-Parish Times: Experts wonder if suing ‘Big Oil’ is really worth it for Louisiana

The Tri-Parish Times reports: For all intents and purposes, the oil and gas industry in southeast Louisiana is flying high. The industry has rebounded since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill and is as good or better than most experts foresaw in their wildest dreams. But with progress…….. Read more here

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Energy Programs Essential To Oil and Gas Future

Energy Programs Essential To Oil and Gas Future

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association As the oil and gas industry touches nearly every corner of this great country, a few key components will keep it strong for the future. Obviously, expanding our technology base is crucial to developing these deep, highly pressurized plays. Keeping a close tab on regulations will […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Pump Price Says It All

The Pump Price Says It All

By Don Briggs President Louisiana Oil and Gas Association The price for a gallon of gasoline this past Labor Day weekend was the cheapest gasoline has been since 2010. While the national average was around $3.45 for a gallon of regular gasoline, the prices in Louisiana and along the gulf coast saw even lower digits […]

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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 →

Reuters: Henry Hub, king of U.S. natural gas trade, losing crown to Marcellus

Reuters reports: (Reuters) – For nearly a quarter-century, traders around the world have looked to a spot in Louisiana for the best price of U.S. natural gas. Now they’re looking east. The Henry Hub in southern Louisiana, which connects to more than a dozen on- and offshore pipelines from Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Shreveport Times: Business climate is in the eye of the beholder

The Shreveport Times reports: High marks in happiness, health and education don’t carry the same weight to business owners as topping the rankings for low tax rates. New rankings including Louisiana and its cities appear in business publications almost monthly. Since 2008, Louisiana has steadily climbed a ladder of perception by improving business attitudes through […]

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BusinessWeek: Encana Buys Athlon Energy for $5.93 Billion in Oil Shift

BusinessWeek reports: Encana Corp. (ECA:US), Canada’s second-largest natural gas producer, agreed to buy Athlon Energy Inc. (ATHL:US) for $5.93 billion in cash, gaining a foothold in the most-prolific U.S. oil producing region. The $58.50-a-share agreement represents a 25 percent premium to Fort Worth, Texas-based Athlon’s closing price on Sept. 26, Encana said today in a […]

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NOLA.com: Houston firm buys $275 million stake in Haynesville natural gas fields

NOLA.com: Houston firm buys $275 million stake in Haynesville natural gas fields

NOLA.com reports: A Houston energy investment firm will pay nearly $275 million for thousands of acres of legacy oil and natural gas fields located along the eastern edge of the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana. The deal is the latest in a string of purchases that signal renewed investor interest in the area. Vanguard Natural […]

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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 →

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USA Today: U.S. judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada

The USA Today reports: RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du […]

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Advertiser: LAGCOE Fair: Prepare to plunge into oil, gas careers

The Daily Advertiser reports: Supporting the oil and gas industry is a top priority for LAGCOE. LAGCOE will address the industry’s growing need for qualified employees by providing an industry-specific networking event, the LAGCOE Career Fair. The LAGCOE Career Fair was created to connect job seekers specifically with oil and gas production and service companies. […]

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News Star: Safety in the pipelines

The News Star reports: Nothing lasts forever. A thrifty person will not spend money unnecessarily. You can’t argue that. But the first points to the inevitability of the second. And that’s the tricky part. All infrastructure eventually needs replacing. Roads crumble. Buildings need repair. And, in the case of…….. Read more here

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