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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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LOGA Capitol Report: Taxes, Incentives & Common Sense

LOGA Capitol Report: Taxes, Incentives & Common Sense

CAT Taxes, bills and budget deficits – what does it all mean (and why should I care)?  In this edition of the LOGA Capitol Report, we inform you on the regular legislative session and how it affects you

By April 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

‘We are in a race against time’: Louisiana governor urges $50 billion coastal plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards urged the Louisiana Legislature on Monday (March 27) to approve the 2017 update of the state’s $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection. He also backs the $644 million annual planthat provides a budget for master plan projects. “We should all be proud of the plan we are putting forward today, one that utilizes cutting-edge science and […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Dakota Access pipeline prepares for service

Dakota Access pipeline prepares for service

In the end, the pipeline won. Dakota Access, which became a rallying point for tens of thousands of anti-fossil fuel and Native American-rights protesters, is preparing for service, a court filing on Monday showed. Now that the last segment built underneath Lake Oahe has been filled with oil, it’s only a matter of time before […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Louisiana residents say budget balancing should be combination of cuts, taxes

Most Louisiana residents say they want the Legislature to get the state’s budget under control using a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new report out Monday. State lawmakers meet in Baton Rouge on April 10 to begin a 60-day legislative session, heavily focused on addressing the state’s repeated fiscal issues. […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Oil prices rise with Libya disruption but upside capped

Oil prices rose on Tuesday thanks to a weakened dollar, supply disruption in Libya and the latest comments from officials suggesting OPEC could extend its deal cutting global production. But crude was weighed down by a resurgence in U.S. shale oil production and the expectation that inventories in the country would once again build, illustrating […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Surge in oil hedging could worsen US supply glut: Wood Mackenzie

A surge in oil hedges will spur drilling activity in the U.S., Wood Mackenzie said in a report released on Monday, likely keeping a supply response in place longer than expected even if spot prices fall sharply. “Those hoping that recent oil-price weakness will prompt U.S. producers to pull back drilling activity and ease the glut of oil […]

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TechnipFMC awarded Gulf of Mexico subsea contract by Shell

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, for the delivery, integration, and installation of the subsea production system (SPS) and subsea riser, jumper and flowline (SURF) equipment for phase one of the Kaikias deep water project in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the terms of the contract, […]

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Technology Remains Essential Growth Driver For Shale Plays

Technology ushered in the U.S. shale revolution, and technology will be crucial to propelling the oil and gas industry forward as companies experiment with completion designs, proppant levels and data analytics among others to get the most from reservoirs. That was the sentiment of speakers who spoke about technology and techniques during KCA’s latest energy […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Court sends clear message: lawsuits won’t save coast

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld a district court decision to dismiss the very first coastal lawsuit filed in Louisiana. The precedent-setting ruling leaves little doubt that the ongoing battle over coastal litigation is an ill-conceived distraction — an attempt to enrich trial lawyers, and not […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

A Natural Gas Reemergence in the Haynesville Shale

“[The Haynesville] was largely written off by industry two to three years ago, but it has reemerged stronger than ever,” Doug Lawler, CEO, Chesapeake. As an aging, dry, but nowhere near dead, natural gas titan in Northwest Louisiana and Eastern Texas, the Haynesville is our third largest shale play, now yielding around 6.3 Bcf/d and potentially holding nearly 500 […]

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