Nola.com: Measure to kill wetlands damage lawsuit appeal likely to fail

Nola.com: Measure to kill wetlands damage lawsuit appeal likely to fail

Nola.com reports: Members of the east bank levee authority opposed to the controversial wetlands damage lawsuit against oil, gas and pipeline companies have called for a special meeting of the authority on Monday to force commissioners to vote up or down on whether to appeal a federal judge’s decision throwing out the suit. But a […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Advertiser: El Koubi to moderate governor forum at LOGA meeting

Advertiser: El Koubi to moderate governor forum at LOGA meeting

The Advertiser reports: Four announced candidates for governor will appear in a March 13 forum at the Louisiana Oil & Gas annual meeting at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles. Jason El Koubi, president and CEO of One Acadiana, will moderate. Candidates to appear at the 7:30 a.m. session will be……… Read more here

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Advertiser: Pipeline proponents fire back at president

Advertiser: Pipeline proponents fire back at president

The Advertiser reports: The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association said that President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline is a sad reflection on a “broken” political system. “This president to me is showing us Congress is not as important as we (voters) thought they were,” Don Briggs, LOGA president, added. […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oil And Gas Industry Tightening Belts

Oil And Gas Industry Tightening Belts

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association An oil and gas analyst has no problem finding a job today. Similar to the weatherman, the energy sector is difficult to predict, yet everyone still wants to know the forecast for tomorrow. While different opinions can be found on any television channel, it is important […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Haynesville Shale Could See Increase In Activity

Haynesville Shale Could See Increase In Activity

The hot topic around the world continues to be the falling price of oil. Yes, oil prices have fallen more than $60 over the last few months. The stock market has seen points fall off the board, operating companies have reduced drilling budgets for 2015, the workforce has experienced some cutbacks and the general consumer […]

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2015: A Year Of Action

2015: A Year Of Action

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association 2015 should be a year of action for the Louisiana oil and gas industry. While companies will be evaluating budgets, trimming employees and estimating the affects of the falling oil prices on their organizations, necessary attention should be given to another topic as well. Something completely […]

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Baton Rouge Business Report: Jim Bernhard launches new energy services firm

Baton Business Report: Two years after retiring as CEO of The Shaw Group, Jim Bernhard and his partners in the private equity firm he subsequently founded have now formed an integrated energy services firm made up of several existing companies, including the mechanical construction company founded by his grandfather nearly a century ago. The new […]

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Advertiser: Bump at the pump: Gas prices to soar next two weeks

The Advertiser reports: Gasoline price observers say consumers should expect a push at the pump for the next few weeks, based on what’s happening with wholesale prices. GasBuddy.com said Thursday a rally in gasoline markets increased prices for wholesalers, which will be passed along to consumers in the form of price increases of perhaps 10 […]

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Nola.com: Louisiana exports total $65 billion, reflecting national growth

Nola.com reports: Louisiana exports last year totaled $65.1 billion, marking an increase of almost 3 percent from 2013 and the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to a new report by the World Trade Center of New Orleans. The results mirror a national trend: Exports for all 50 states in 2014 set a national record […]

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Advocate: Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa, Haynesville shales hampered by oil, natural gas prices

The Advocate reports: Drillers are closing in on the most efficient and consistent way to produce oil from the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale across Louisiana’s midsection, but low prices will strongly affect drilling activity. Likewise, natural gas prices will hamper activity in the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana until proposed export terminals are operating, energy summit […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

EE News: How do you survive a gas boom and bust? For starters, pay in cash

EE News reports: MANSFIELD, La. — Local officials in the Haynesville Shale believe they’ve unlocked the secret for successful spending of gas boom wealth. The approach? Invest quickly in health, safety and education, and squirrel away the rest for a rainy day. “Just because we have it don’t mean we have to spend it,” DeSoto […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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Advocate: GOP legislators will look at tax exemptions to help raise revenue, despite Gov. Jindal’s objections

The Advocate reports: When the budget is unveiled Friday, some Republican lawmakers say they’re going to be looking at tax exemptions and credits, which Gov. Bobby Jindal repeatedly has declared off-limits, to see if any adjustments can be made that would raise revenue to help fill a $1.6 billion deficit between the cost of state […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Advocate: Obama’s Keystone veto unjustified

The Advocate reports: Ordinarily, we’d be somewhat sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s stated position on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, as it is a matter of a president’s prerogative on foreign policy. Because the pipeline will bring Canadian oil to the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government must approve its construction. As much as […]

By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Nola.com: 3 lawyers banned from handling BP oil spill damage claims

Nola.com reports: A federal judge has barred three lawyers — including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility — from handling damage claims over BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed claims through the process. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued […]

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