NOLA.com: Two energy companies settle with east bank levee authority for $50,000; full terms not disclosed

NOLA.com: Two energy companies settle with east bank levee authority for $50,000; full terms not disclosed

NOLA.com reports: Two energy companies named in a wetlands damages lawsuit filed by the east bank levee authority have agreed to an out-of court settlement that includes the payment of $50,000 to the levee authority and are being dismissed from the case, according to an attorney representing the authority and a joint motion filed in […]

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NOLA.com: Louisiana energy boom not in immediate danger because of lower oil prices

NOLA.com: Louisiana energy boom not in immediate danger because of lower oil prices

NOLA.com reports: When the price of oil per barrel dropped to $80 earlier this week, it came as an immediate benefit to consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Consumers will also likely see lower utility bills. And while the lower oil price could pose a threat to the energy boom and greater economy, […]

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NOLA.com: Fracking-fueled recall petitions in St. Tammany never took off

NOLA.com: Fracking-fueled recall petitions in St. Tammany never took off

NOLA.com reports: The controversy over fracking in St. Tammany Parish is still going strong after surfacing in April, but the political recall efforts spawned by the issue never went anywhere. In May, a small group of citizens announced it had started recall petitions against Parish President Pat Brister and all 14 members of the Parish […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pittsburgh Post: Range Resources reports record natural gas production

Pittsburgh Post reports: Range Resources produced a record amount of natural gas and natural gas liquids during the third quarter, driven primarily by its activity in the Marcellus Shale. The Fort Worth-based driller produced a record average of 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe/d) during the last three months, a […]

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FuelFix: Shell says lower oil prices could affect pace in Permian

FuelFix reports: HOUSTON — European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is in “no hurry” to develop unconventional plays in the Permian Basin or Western Canada amid the current slump in oil prices, Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry told journalists Thursday. Henry’s comments come at a time when West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark price, measured […]

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BusinessWeek: Will Wall Street Love Fracking as Oil Prices Fall?

BusinessWeek reports: In a ballroom at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton in September, Aubrey McClendon told an investor conference that since leaving Chesapeake Energy (CHK) last year to start his own company, American Energy Partners, he’s raised an average of $1.6 million an hour. Laughter swept the crowd. McClendon then put up a slide covered with the […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Hill: EPA’s Clean Power Plan encourages expansion of fracking

The Hill: Recently, Republican Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) began an inquiry into whether the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had unlawful participation in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule-makings, including the proposed Clean Power Plan. If true, the Vitter/Issa allegation is not the real scandal. Rather, the real question is how […]

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NOLA.com: Sen. Landrieu says President Obama’s unpopularity in Louisiana due to his energy policies but race plays a role, too

NOLA.com reports: WASHINGTON – Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told NBC News Thursday that President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in the South derives from his energy policies, but that his race plays a role, as well. “One of the reasons that the president’s so unpopular is because he put the moratorium on off-shore drilling,” said Landrieu […]

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NOLA.com: BP brings new evidence in bid to oust oil spill claims administrator

NOLA.com reports: BP is pushing harder in its campaign to remove Patrick Juneau from his post overseeing oil spill claims payments, presenting records the oil giant says prove the Lafayette attorney is not fit to run the program. In a memo filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans late Wednesday (Oct. 29), the British […]

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