Nola.com: St. Tammany citizens group asks to join parish government’s lawsuit over fracking

Nola.com: St. Tammany citizens group asks to join parish government’s lawsuit over fracking

Nola.com reports: A St. Tammany Parish citizens group that opposes fracking asked a state judge Wednesday (Dec. 17) to allow it to intervene in the parish government’s lawsuit that seeks to block a proposed drilling project near Mandeville. Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany filed the request in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. The […]

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Town Talk: Oil companies: Price uncertainty means cautious approach to ’15

Town Talk: Oil companies: Price uncertainty means cautious approach to ’15

The Town Talk reports: Next year is shaping up to be one of caution, concern and focus for the oil industry, two local observers said at the annual Operator Forum for the Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers on Monday. Art Mixon, executive vice president of exploration and production for PetroQuest Energy, […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advertiser: Oil companies: Concern, focus for ‘15

Advertiser: Oil companies: Concern, focus for ‘15

The Advertiser reports: Next year is shaping up to be one of caution, concern and focus for the oil industry, two local observers said at the annual Operator Forum for the Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers on Monday. Art Mixon, executive vice president of exploration and production for PetroQuest Energy, and […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
OPEC Threatened By U.S. Shale Plays

OPEC Threatened By U.S. Shale Plays

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association $67 dollar oil today is a far cry from the $115 dollars a barrel of this past summer. Columns have been written and television analysts are spent from guessing how low prices might go over the coming months. The quickest indicator of falling oil prices is […]

By December 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Time For A Reasonable Assessment Of Oil Prices

Time For A Reasonable Assessment Of Oil Prices

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association It is safe to say that the hot button topic in the oil patch is the oil price and its impact on U.S. drilling operations. Many analysts and talking heads are stating that the current price drop is not affecting our U.S. market while others are […]

By November 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A “Yes” Vote Needed For Amendment 8

A “Yes” Vote Needed For Amendment 8 By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association November 4th Election Day is tomorrow. Each race plays an important role for the future of Louisiana. A few of the races’ outcomes could potentially impact the oil and gas industry for the good or the bad depending on […]

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Houston Chronicle: Lower oil prices could pinch natural gas export plants

The Houston Chronicle reports: WASHINGTON – Thecasualties of cheap oil might include not just drilling rigs and megaprojects for crude, but also tens of billions of dollars in natural gas export facilities planned in the North America and Australia. Some Gulf Coast export terminals have a head start that gives them an edge, but their […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Dallas Morning News: Proposed bill targets oil and gas ordinances in Texas

Dallas Morning News reports: AUSTIN — A Republican in the Texas House proposed a bill Wednesday that would require cities to make up for any revenue lost as a result of passing a municipal oil and gas ordinance — a requirement that could dissuade cash-strapped cities from considering or approving some local regulations. The proposal […]

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WSJ: KKR Stumbles on Shale Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports: Shortly after bagging big profits on a Pennsylvania drilling deal, George Roberts traveled to Houston to meet with the banker who had brought the prospect to his private-equity firm, KKR & Co. Mr. Roberts, KKR’s co-founder, asked about other opportunities in shale drilling. Ralph Eads unfurled maps on a conference-room […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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WWL: Port Fourchon supply depot worried about oil price drop

WWL reports: GRAND ISLE, La. — Sitting next to the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles from Grand Isle, Port Fourchon is a huge supply depot, serving oil rigs and production platforms across a large part of the Gulf of Mexico with everything from drilling pipe to groceries. The severe drop now occurring in […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Reuters: New York bans fracking after health report

Reuters reports: (Reuters) – New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration said on Wednesday. New York Environmental Commissioner Joseph Martens said at a cabinet meeting he will issue an order early next year banning fracking, which […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Nola.com: Steve Scalise talks U.S. oil exports, pollution rules at New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Nola.com reports: One month after gliding into another term as the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House, Rep. Steve Scalise of Jefferson gave his outlook for Capitol Hill on Wednesday at the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. Scalise, the House majority whip whom Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District voters also handily re-elected in […]

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