Gov. John Bel Edwards: ‘I am asking you not to think only as Democrats or Republicans, but as Louisianans’

Gov. John Bel Edwards: ‘I am asking you not to think only as Democrats or Republicans, but as Louisianans’

Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana legislators to come together in the next two weeks of their latest special session to finalize a plan to address the state’s looming billion-dollar budget shortfall. “Business leaders and local officials are tired of the endless financial battles,” Edwards said during his special session-opening address Monday. “They want […]

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Oil patch owners, suppliers move to shale, but some can’t follow

Oil patch owners, suppliers move to shale, but some can’t follow

Most oil patch owners, contractors and suppliers have learned the hard way in recent years that they must either adapt to a leaner low-oil price environment or suffer the consequences. This is especially true in the world of offshore oil, where dwindling returns are sending many to the shale plays. The direness of the situation […]

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Louisiana Legislature’s latest special session starts today: 5 things to know

Louisiana Legislature’s latest special session starts today: 5 things to know

The Louisiana Legislature will open yet another session devoted to budget and taxes Monday afternoon (Feb. 19) at 4 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards convened the session with the hope that he and lawmakers can succeed at doing something they have failed to do a few times before: find a permanent solution to the state’s budget crisis. Edwards […]

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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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Outlook for U.S. oil production ‘phenomenal, says Energy official

Dan Brouillette, deputy secretary of energy nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Federal lawmakers and industry groups including the Independent Petroleum Association of America and American Petroleum Institute have been urging President Donald Trump to […]

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Peak Oil In Four Years?

Between 2010 and 2015, annual oil production in the U.S. grew by four million barrels per day (BPD). Production dipped in 2016, but then U.S. crude oil production again rose by 1.2 million BPD between January and December 2017 to levels that haven’t been seen since the early 1970s. The surge in production is a […]

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Middle East tensions lend risk premium to the price of oil

Middle East tensions, pitting Israel against Iran, added a geopolitical risk premium to the price of oil in a Monday session thinned by a U.S. federal holiday. Speaking at a security conference in Munich during the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — holding a piece of wreckage said to be from an Iranian drone […]

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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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WAGUESPACK: Forget Politics, Let’s Use The Checkbook To Smoke ‘Em All Out

It has become a new national pastime for folks to spend time bemoaning the rise of “partisanship” and to complain about how divided the country has become. This mantra has been bought hook, line and sinker by both the left and the right. Partisanship and petty politics are often blamed for all that ails us, […]

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Will The Price Of Gas Keep Rising Until We Run Out Of Oil?

The price of gasoline is directly tied to the price of oil. The price of oil is a combination of cyclic, volatile, unpredictable and irrational. It can go down on the word of some blue-suited booby in a 50th floor office in downtown New York who has never even touched a gas pump must less […]

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Egypt’s Potential Gas Surplus Could Feed Global LNG Glut

Egypt faces a possible over-abundance of natural gas after two Israeli companies proposed a $15 billion supply deal, raising the prospect that the Arab nation may turn its surplus into liquefied natural gas and export it to a market currently glutted with LNG. Egypt was already expecting to become self-sufficient in natural gas by the […]

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