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Attorney general: Governor’s pick for waterway board illegal

Louisiana’s governor violated state law with his appointment to a state water regulatory commission, Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday in his latest clash with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Landry traveled to Shreveport to release a formal opinion saying Edwards’ pick for the Red River Waterways Commission is illegal and threatens to cast […]

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LOGA panel: Women making gains in oil and gas jobs, but more needs to be done

LOGA panel: Women making gains in oil and gas jobs, but more needs to be done

Years before she was an executive for Shell and a state senator, Sharon Hewitt worked among a group of men on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Life on the rigs for women in those days was not easy. She worked in a very male-dominated setting — porn played on the TV in the […]

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Lafayette Parish School System first to launch financial transparency website in state

Lafayette Parish School System first to launch financial transparency website in state

The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is the first local government entity in Louisiana to provide financial transparency to the public online. It launched a new website, LafayetteCheckbook.com, on Tuesday, just months after the school board’s unanimous vote to create it. Justin Centanni of Lafayete, a school board member from District 6, demonstrated how the […]

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OPEC Net Oil Export Revenues Increased in 2017, Will Likely Continue to Increase in 2018

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) received about $567 billion in net oil export revenues in 2017, up 29% from revenues in 2016. Increases in both crude oil prices and in net OPEC oil exports drove revenues higher in 2017, and EIA expects that revenues will continue to increase in 2018, […]

By September 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Technology And Efficiency Gains Create A ‘New Normal’ For U.S. Shale

Technology And Efficiency Gains Create A ‘New Normal’ For U.S. Shale

The hits just keep on coming from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As the accelerating pace of technological advancement in the domestic oil and gas industry results in steadily-growing per well recoveries and efficiency gains, the numbers documenting the results take on an almost incomprehensible air. These are amazing data points, and don’t include […]

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U.S. Shale Oil Production Beats Estimates Again

Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch will hit 7.59 million bpd next month, the Energy Information Administration said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report. This is 79,000 bpd more than this month’s estimated production. The biggest increase, once again, will come from the Permian, where producers will add 31,000 bpd to overall daily […]

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Russia Inks Huge Deal With World’s Top LNG Importer

Russian state-run gas giant Gazprom and Tokyo-based conglomerate Mitsui & Co. inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) development last week. The MOU was signed during a meeting between Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Mitsui Chairman Masami Iijima during the Eastern Economic Forum being held in Vladivostok, Russia. The deal includes […]

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Cyprus, Egypt sign accord for Mediterranean gas pipeline

Cyprus and Egypt on Wednesday signed an agreement paving the way for the Mediterranean’s first subsea pipeline to carry Cypriot natural gas to the Arab country for re-export to Europe. “Today’s signing is an important milestone, not only for Cyprus but also the entire eastern Mediterranean region,” said Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis after he signed […]

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The US shale oil production increases in October by 79,000 bpd

The US shale oil production will increase in October 2018 by 79,000 barrels per day to 7.59 million barrels per day, according to the forecast of the the Energy Information Agency (EIA). A significant increase in yield is expected in three of the seven provinces where shale oil production is concentrated. It is most likely […]

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Alford: For those ready to rumble for Louisiana governor

Jeremy Alford says that any time he writes about Louisiana’s so-called “jungle primary” system, he usually thinks about Baton Rouge political consultant Roy Fletcher. “He once told me he disliked the wording. It was something that stuck with me,” Alford writes in his latest column.“Fletcher believes it has negative connotations, and that there are countless […]

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