Fracking aside, north shore oil and gas jobs increase seven-fold over last decade, report says

When Chevron announced in 2006 it was moving its offices and 500 employees from downtown New Orleans to the Covington area, it served as a tangible signal that the north shore was becoming a hotbed for the oil and gas industry. Now, a new report from the Northshore Business Council attempts to provide numerical support […]

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KATC: Outdated trains still travel through Acadiana

KATC: Outdated trains still travel through Acadiana

KATC reports: Crude Reality part 1: The government is issuing new regulations on a potential threat that could be in the backyards of many Acadiana residents. It all has to deal with the shipment of volatile, crude oil. The government is recognizing some of the trains cars transporting crude oil, particularly from the Bakken Shale […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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IPAA survey: Regulation becoming more burdensome for oil, gas independents

Regulations over the past 5 years have made operations more complex for independent oil and gas producers, according to a recent survey, Profile of Independent Producers 2012-13, released by the Independent Petroleum Association of America. A vast majority of respondents indicated that regulations have resulted in increased administrative costs, with 48% reporting slight increases and […]

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Environmental groups praise bipartisan Senate message to speed enactment of RESTORE Act

Six groups working on environmental and economic recovery issues Tuesday night quickly endorsed the bipartisan message delivered just hours earlier at a Senate oversight hearing: Democratic and Republican lawmakers said they want the federal government to move faster to select projects and release funding for coastal restoration work promised under a 2012 law. The law, […]

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Battles continue over local bans on hydraulic fracturing

In towns across America, hydraulic fracturing continues to be a hot-button issue, with municipalities in at least twelve states adopting measures to ban hydraulic fracturing altogether on a temporary or permanent basis. Recent developments in Texas, California, and Colorado demonstrate that battles continue over local bans on hydraulic fracturing. On July 16, 2014, the City […]

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Forecasts for higher oil prices misjudge the shale boom: Kemp

“The world of energy may have changed forever,” according to Professor James Hamilton of the University of California. “Hundred dollar oil is here to stay.” Hamilton, who is one of the most respected economists writing about oil, made his bold prediction in a paper on “The Changing Face of World Oil Markets”, published on July […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and natural gas. Related story: Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case Related story: Jury awards Texas […]

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‘Accidental’ rebuilding of Wax Lake Delta shows promise of diversion projects

MORGAN CITY — Take a boat ride down the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, hang a right at Mallard Pass and you’re heading into an area of south Louisiana that’s seen consistent coastal marsh growth during the past several decades. The landscape of waterway-lined willow trees gradually gives way to fields of American water lilies and then […]

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Judge says US can’t seize tanker full of Kurdish oil off Texas coast

A federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday that U.S. Marshals will not be able to able to carry out her earlier order to seize a million barrels of Kurdish crude oil unless the tanker carrying the cargo comes closer to the Texas shore. The Wall Street Journal reported that federal magistrate judge Nancy Johnson said that […]

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