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Lawsuit abuse an issue that ‘should resonate with all Louisianans,’ Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

Lawsuit abuse an issue that ‘should resonate with all Louisianans,’ Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

In a recently published article on the Daily Caller, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Sonnier Venable examined lawsuit abuse which has become out of control in recent years in Louisiana. For those who are connected to the energy industry, the threat of a lawsuit looms as attorneys have begun to take legal action against the […]

Gubernatorial campaigns staffing up: Abraham rolls out team, Rispone and Edwards making moves

Gubernatorial campaigns staffing up: Abraham rolls out team, Rispone and Edwards making moves

ntered the race for Louisiana governor are quickly staffing up with less than nine months to go until Election Day. Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking his second term in office, but the race is expected to heat up as Republicans eye an opportunity to unseat the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. Two […]

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says legal climate in state is ‘robbing taxpayers’

Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says legal climate in state is ‘robbing taxpayers’

A recently published article on The Daily Caller website points out the many legal and tort system flaws in Louisiana. “The data is clear. Excessive and unnecessary litigation is robbing Louisiana taxpayers blind and diminishing economic growth throughout the state,” Briggs told the Louisiana Record. “Nowhere are the effects more evident than in south Louisiana.” While other parts […]

Two shale plays moving out of Permian’s shadow

Two shale plays moving out of Permian’s shadow

Permian, schmermian. While the reborn Permian Basin in West Texas has so overshadowed every other oil and gas field in the country that analysts invented a new word — Permania — to explain the phenomenon, two other shale plays, each straddling the Texas border, are experiencing their own rebirth, according to reports released Friday. Oklahoma’s […]

Energy Transfer Teams Up With Phillips 66 Partners In Louisiana

Energy Transfer Teams Up With Phillips 66 Partners In Louisiana

The first leg of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline development, a 49-mile long, 30-inch crude oil pipeline from Nederland in Texas to Lake Charles in Louisiana, commenced commercial operations in April 2016. Energy Transfer LP (NYSE:ET) and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) own 60% and 40% of this joint venture, respectively, with Energy Transfer LP acting as operator. Another segment, […]

Press Release: ATRA -New Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

Press Release: ATRA -New Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

A new report released by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) reveals the rapid growth of large firms representing state and municipal governments in cases involving opioids and climate change in recent years. It raises important issues regarding the hiring of outside counsel and the deep pockets of private attorneys. The report points to several […]

Drilling Down: Permian Basin dominates drilling permit filings in New Year

Drilling Down: Permian Basin dominates drilling permit filings in New Year

The Permian Basin of West Texas is beginning the New Year on a strong note. Nearly three-fourths of the 245 drilling permits filed with the Railroad Commission during the first week of 2019 were from the prolific West Texas shale play. Of the 48 exploration and production companies that applied for those drilling permits, Pioneer […]

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Halliburton Appoints New Western Hemisphere President

Halliburton Appoints New Western Hemisphere President

Halliburton Company HAL, -1.70% is pleased to announce that Mark Richard, currently senior vice president of the Northern Region, has been promoted to succeed Jim Brown as president of the Western Hemisphere effective Feb. 1, 2019. “Mark’s success in managing multiple regions around the world, his substantial industry knowledge and established customer relationships well position him to guide […]

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The Mother of Our Oil Industry; Spindletop Gushed 118 Years Ago

The Mother of Our Oil Industry; Spindletop Gushed 118 Years Ago

Think in your mind of the hottest most humid forest of tall pine trees and wide shady oaks pocked by large areas of swamp complete with gators and snakes at your feet and flying stingers swarming at your head, which gets hammered periodically by the worst monsoon rains, that endures freezing winter days and burning summers […]

Gov. Edwards declares emergency in 8 parishes amid Louisiana’s flooding concerns

Gov. Edwards declares emergency in 8 parishes amid Louisiana’s flooding concerns

Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday for Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Rapides, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. In a statement, Edwards said many regions of the state saw near-record rainfall […]