ABC News: Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

ABC News: Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

ABC News reports: The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advertiser: LOGA’s Gifford Briggs Selected as 20 Under 40 Honoree

Advertiser: LOGA’s Gifford Briggs Selected as 20 Under 40 Honoree

The Advertiser reports: The705-Young Leaders for a Better Acadiana and The Daily Advertiser have unveiled this year’s honorees of the “20 Under 40″ Acadiana Leadership Awards. A panel of community leaders from a wide variety of industries selected 20 honorees from 90 submissions from the public via an online survey by The Daily Advertiser. The […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NOLA.com: Anadarko bids carry September oil, gas lease sale amid low turnout

NOLA.com: Anadarko bids carry September oil, gas lease sale amid low turnout

NOLA.com reports: The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board collected $663,723 for the September sale of oil and gas lease rights on state and local lands. Turnout was among the lowest this year, though the sale did attract high bids from an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. subsidiary for areas in northwest Louisiana. The state awarded six leases […]

By September 12, 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 […]

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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 →

Advocate: Ranger Offshore acquiring Technip USA’s diving assets

The Advocate reports: Ranger Offshore Inc., a global marine and subsea construction and support services contractor to the offshore oil and gas industry, has signed an agreement to acquire Technip USA’s diving assets. The assets are used in the U.S. and Mexican Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean for diving support construction services directly to Technip […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Advocate: $1 million mineral lease a tempting target for some Tangipahoa School Board members

The Advocate reports: AMITE — Less than a week after the state approved a $1 million mineral lease for Tangipahoa Parish school system lands, School Board members are already asking for use of the funds. Board member Gail Pittman-McDaniel lodged the first request Tuesday night, asking for at least a portion of the newly pocketed […]

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Huffington Post: Planned Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Lodges Akin to Man Camps Elsewhere

The Huffington Post reports: Oil and gas companies use on-site trailers and rent blocks of hotel rooms to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit. As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly in southwest Mississippi, communities want to build crew lodges for them. A firm in Metairie, La. has […]

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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 […]

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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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Forbes: Natural Gas: Innovative Financing Breaks Distribution Barriers

Forbes reports: Everybody loves energy providers until they don’t. As long as services are uninterrupted and costs consistent over time, providers and consumers can live in some degree of connubial bliss. But when disastrous weather or other uncontrollable circumstances affect supply, prices spike upward or fluctuate to an extent that, at best, unsettles wary consumers. […]

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Advocate: Comment period extended on federal air quality proposal

The Advocate reports: Those wanting to comment on the Clean Power Plan, which targets reductions of carbon dioxide from power plants — including a 40 percent reduction from Louisiana plants, will have an extra 45 days to do so, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The new end of the comment period will be […]

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Advocate: Bobby Jindal touts national energy policy plan in Washington D.C.

The Advocate reports: Gov. Bobby Jindal says America is hurting its economy through efforts that curb domestic energy production. In back-to-back events in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jindal touted a new national energy policy that focuses on increasing domestic and cheaper energy, which he says will stimulate jobs and the economy. The policy paper, released […]

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