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The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

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Once sleepy pipeline sector now at center of the action

Pipelines have traditionally operated as the dull middle man of the energy sector, a business so boring that the hard-charging Enron dumped its pipeline holdings to chase sexier businesses during its rapid, but short-lived rise. Today, however, the once sleepy industry is where the action is, attracting billions of dollars in investment, launching new companies […]

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OPEC output cuts likely next year

Iran said it has so far been able to sell as much oil as it needs to. But Trump carved out exemptions for China, Japan, South Korea, India and Taiwan in Asia, as well as Greece, Italy and Turkey in Europe. The report was largely in line with analyst expectations that this week would see […]

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Merger approved of two oil and gas trade groups in Oklahoma

Merger approved of two oil and gas trade groups in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s two oil and gas trade groups have made it official—they’re merging. Members of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association voted this week to merge with the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association. OKOGA had earlier given its approval to the deal. The new single organization will represent the oil and gas supply chain in the state. […]

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The shale deals just keep coming

The shale deals just keep coming

Denbury Resources buys Penn Virginia for $1.7 billion. Chespaeake Energy follows suit, gobbling up another Eagle Ford shale player, WildHorse Resource Development for $3 billion. Canada’s Encana Corp. tops them both, acquiring the Newfield Exploration Co. for $5.5 billion in the beginning of November. Those are three big deals that happened over four days recently, […]

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Tellurian on track to start building Louisiana LNG export plant in 2019

Tellurian on track to start building Louisiana LNG export plant in 2019

(Reuters) – US liquefied natural gas company Tellurian Inc said it expects to start construction on its Driftwood LNG export terminal in Louisiana in the first half of 2019 and begin operations in 2023. Chief Executive Meg Gentle said in the company’s third-quarter earnings that Tellurian will announce partners in the $27.5 billion project by […]

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Poland inks deal to buy US natural gas

Poland’s state-owned natural gas utility signed a 24-year deal Thursday to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) announced the deal with Cheniere Energy at a ceremony with Polish President Andrzej Duda and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Reuters reported. The deal aligns both with Poland’s goal […]

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Drilling raises some hope for return of Tuscaloosa Marine Shale oil

The drilling of a few oil wells in southwest Mississippi and the recovery of the price of crude have awakened hopes, however slight, of a revitalization of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale “play.” Prices plunged from about $100 in mid-2014 to the low point of around $40 by the end of that year. But the price […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris Thursday froze construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would link Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and carry up to 830,000 barrels a day (the U.S. produced 11.3 million barrels per day in August 2018). Morris wrote that the present administration’s permit ignored previous factual findings on climate […]

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Should There Be A Blacklist Of Bad-Actor Political Consultants In Louisiana?

This is an idea which has generated quite a bit of discussion in some Republican circles this fall – particularly among some of the institutional players in state politics in advance of the 2019 election cycle which is about to start any minute now. We’ll get into why there is a discussion of a blacklist […]

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Amid new rigor, Louisiana’s A-rated public schools are falling, and those with F’s on the rise; here’s why

In the first report cards since standards were toughened, Louisiana’s share of A-rated public schools slipped while those with F’s went up, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Education. In addition, officials in nearly 40 percent of schools statewide have been ordered to submit plans for sweeping overhauls or urgent intervention. […]

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