Debate swirls around future of Haynesville Shale

Debate swirls around future of Haynesville Shale

By Jim Magill April 23, 2014 – With the brutal winter of 2013-2014 receding into the rearview mirror, some prominent industry observers have speculated that evidence of increased gas demand — as well as higher wellhead prices — would prompt a return of drilling rigs to the Louisiana portion of the Haynesville Shale. But that […]

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Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

Even as the Louisiana Legislature is moving toward derailing the lawsuit a New Orleans-area levee board filed against 97 energy companies for damage to coastal marshes, lawmakers appear to be backing off action against similar litigation filed by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. It’s too early to say the parishes are off the hook for the […]

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Adley makes changes to levee board bill, expects opposition

Adley makes changes to levee board bill, expects opposition

The chief sponsor of legislation that would revamp control over the southeast Louisiana levee boards challenged opponents Wednesday after making what he called concessions. “They’re being unreasonable, and I want this body to see it,” state Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, said in an interview pointing to the Senate chamber. Adley had just left the lectern […]

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Bills Seek To Protect Our State’s Future Success

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association It is no secret that the oil and gas industry is under attack by a small group of trial lawyers. Abusive suits have been filed against the oil and gas industry by Plaquemines and Jefferson Parish, by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), New Orleans, […]

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Haynesville Shale Far From Over

Haynesville Shale Far From Over

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Common thought is that the Haynesville Shale natural gas play is over. Pack up your trucks and move to another shale play. False. What the media portrays, might not be the correct facts. Indeed, the Haynesville did see a mass exodus starting in early 2012 due […]

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Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Dear Member: Oil and gas producers beware. Today, Judge Janice Clark ruled against the oil and gas industry.  The judge did not issue her own ruling, but instead took the position, word for word, of the Attorney General and his lawyers. The only winners in Judge Janice Clark’s ruling are private trial lawyers who will […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Biggest energy source for the future isn’t oil and gas, Exxon says

Hydraulic fracturing has opened a whole new world of oil and gas, but even Exxon Mobil Corp. says it’s not the world’s best energy source for the future. Energy efficiency technology will save 500 quadrillion British thermal units over the next 30 years, said Ted Pirog, an energy analyst with Exxon Mobil Corp. How much […]

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Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months. Tuesday’s $2.95-million civil verdict by a six-person Dallas jury […]

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Is the American energy boom overblown? The New York Times reports on challenges ahead for the industry

There has been no shortage of enthusiasm when it comes to the prospects of American energy independence, particularly as U.S. oil production moves closer to eclipsing that of Russia and Saudi Arabia and production in neighboring Canada and Mexico is likewise on an upward trend. But are all the optimists getting ahead of themselves? The […]

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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 →
The price of natural gas, high cost equals better economy

The price of natural gas, high cost equals better economy

The drilling boom is most definitely over. Haynesville Shale activity has all but dissipated in Caddo Parish. The reason is simple supply and demand. Plentiful natural gas drove prices down. While that’s good for natural gas consumers, it isn’t our local economy. The drilling boom didn’t only mean oil and gas royalty checks for landowners […]

By January 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

BHP Billiton set to produce 250 million boe in fiscal 2013-14

BHP Billiton remains on track to produce 250 million barrels of oil equivalent in the financial year which ends June 30, 2014, Tim Cutt, president of the Anglo-Australian resources giant’s petroleum division, said Tuesday. “Our conventional oil and gas portfolio is the foundation of the petroleum business and we expect to maintain steady production in […]

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Our view: Delaying pipeline decision hurts U.S. again

You don’t have to wonder any longer whether President Barack Obama and his ilk give a “frack” about the corrosive state of the nation’s economy and the cancerous growth of America’s underclass. To all of that, they say: Let ’em eat edible alternative fuels. What else are we to conclude from the administration’s decision to […]

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President Obama and Gov. Jindal share 40 percent Louisiana approval ratings in new poll

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Gov. Bobby Jindal have identical approval/disapproval ratings in Louisiana, according to a new New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The poll says that 40 percent of voters surveyed in the state approve of the jobs being done by both the Democratic president and Republican governor. Obama and Jindal, […]

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Bill to derail Jefferson, Plaquemines parish coastal lawsuits has stalled

Bill to derail Jefferson, Plaquemines parish coastal lawsuits has stalled

Oilfield canals like these are part of the focus of 28 environmental damage lawsuits filed by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes in November 2013. blunder. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive) While the Legislature is moving toward derailing a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans-area levee board filed against 97 energy companies for coastal damage, lawmakers appear […]

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