Oil and Gas Financial Journal: NAPE: LEGAL ISSUES FACING THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Oil and Gas Financial Journal: NAPE: LEGAL ISSUES FACING THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

The Oil and Gas Financial Journal reports: As oil and gas production grows in various parts of North America, so, too, do the legal issues that states across the US face, said panelists at the NAPE Business Conference on Wednesday, August 20, at the Houston George R. Brown Convention Center. Alex Mills, president and chief of […]

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Lens: Two applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

Lens: Two applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

The Lens reports: Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and gas companies, but if he had to make his choice today, he would be one vote short of killing the lawsuit. An independent nominating committee has to replace two people on the […]

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NOLA.com: Former West Bank levee authority member seeks east bank seat, could be swing vote on oil suit

NOLA.com: Former West Bank levee authority member seeks east bank seat, could be swing vote on oil suit

The Times Picayune reports: A former member of the West Bank levee authority who may be opposed to an environmental damages lawsuit against oil and gas companies has applied for one of two open seats in the east bank levee authority, according to applications released by the nominating committee on Monday. Mark L. Morgan, a […]

By August 19, 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 […]

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Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Attempted regulation on hydraulic fracturing can be seen at the federal level of government all the way down to small town mayors. One common thread is to be noted: where information is absent, fear is present, and where fear is present, regulations are born. This fear […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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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NOLA.com: Low pressure system turning toward eastern Caribbean, National Hurricane Center says

The Times Picayune reports: A low pressure system outside the eastern Caribbean Sea has turned slightly to the east, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 7 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 21) update. The system continues to have a high chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next five days. Chances for the system to […]

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American Press: Comment period begins for Magnolia’s pipeline plan

The American Press reports: Federal regulators recently began the public scoping period on Kinder Morgan’s plans to feed natural gas to Magnolia LNG’s proposed plant in south Lake Charles. People have until Sept. 10 to send written comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Kinder Morgan’s plans to build a compressor station near Eunice. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 →
Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

The Advocate reports: Blackstone Group LP is close to inking a billion-dollar deal for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s half of 350,000 acres leased in north Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shell is part of a joint venture in the natural gas formation. the deal would be the latest in which a […]

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Press Release: U.S. Commerce Department Expands Export Restrictions on Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Office of Congressional and Public Affairs www.bis.doc.gov 202-482-2721 U.S. Commerce Department Expands Export Restrictions on Russia WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today is further restricting trade with Russia in response to Russia’s continued actions supporting separatists in […]

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Advertiser: Boustany: World needs strong U.S.

The Advertiser reports: Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, said Wednesday that the United States must show strength in the world in order to help stabilize it. Speaking to The Daily Advertiser’s editorial board, Boustany cited global turmoil from China to Africa that he said may have followed wavering U.S. positions. The five-term representative,……. Read more here

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NOLA.com: 6th Congressional District race sees eight candidates enter the field on first day of qualifying

The Times Picayune reports: A busy morning of signings and notary stamping at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office produced a field — so far — of eight candidates vying for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Those who qualified Wednesday (Aug. 20) morning to represent the mostly conservative district include the following Republicans: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s […]

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