Advertiser: 20 Under 40: Gifford Briggs

Advertiser: 20 Under 40: Gifford Briggs

Click link below to see LOGA Vice President, Gifford Briggs. See video here 

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NOLA.com: Newpark Resources to open new hub serving Tuscaloosa Marine Shale drillers

NOLA.com: Newpark Resources to open new hub serving Tuscaloosa Marine Shale drillers

NOLA.com reports: Newpark Resources said Wednesday (Oct. 15) that it will open a new southwest Mississippi hub to serve drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, an oil and gas reserve that straddles the Louisiana and Mississippi border. The investment is the latest sign the area could draw more drilling activity in coming years. Newpark Drilling […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
KLFY: Low gas prices bad for the economy

KLFY: Low gas prices bad for the economy

KLFY reports: Gas prices are dipping again and while this may be good news for consumers at the pump this is actually not so good for the economy. Industry experts say when gas prices drop and hold for a time, oil and gas companies make less, thereby impacting their bottom line. As a result, cutbacks […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →

Houston Chronicle: Fracturing gets more profitable for services giants

The Houston Chronicle reports: The glut in pressure pumping equipment that had turned hydraulic fracturing into one of North America’s least profitable oil field businesses has turned on its head: Companies have run out of available capacity, a leading services company said Thursday. But the same Houston company, Baker Hughes, warned of a potential major […]

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Forbes: R.I.P. Henry Hub? Marcellus Shale Shifts Geography Of Natural Gas Markets

Forbes reports: The New York Stock Exchange of natural gas – or the closest thing to it – is an industrial complex of pipes and compressors sprawled over a few acres of what was once farmland in southern Louisiana. Owned by Sabine Pass, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, the Henry Hub interconnects with 13 major […]

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Houston Chronicle: Just how much oil, gas is being produced? Federal government doesn’t know for sure

The Houston Chronicle reports: WASHINGTON _ The government’s top energy analysts can’t tell you exactly how much oil is gushing out of wells in Texas and Oklahoma today. And they don’t know the precise amount of natural gas now flowing from wells in Pennsylvania and Colorado. That’s because the government’s Energy Information Administration is reliant […]

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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 […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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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Politico: Fact-checking the Louisiana Senate race

Politico reports: Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of fact-checking articles on competitive Senate races from our partners at FactCheck.org. As the campaigns head into the homestretch, the Louisiana Senate race has shaped up as one of the least positive in the country. Small wonder. Louisiana has become one of the key battlegrounds […]

By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NOLA.com: Campaign ads blaming restrictive energy policies for economic problems are hogwash says environmental group

NOLA.com reports: WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the TV ads from congressional candidates: Policies restricting oil and gas development and blocking projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline are hurting the U.S. economy and keeping the nation from becoming energy independent. On Thursday, the the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), issued a report suggesting that smarter use […]

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NOLA.com: Feds to offer nearly 44 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil, gas drilling

NOLA.com reports: The federal government will offer nearly 44 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration, the seventh sale in the Gulf of Mexico under its five-year leasing program. The lease sale, which will be held in March 2015 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will include more than […]

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