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‘Baby storm’ Cindy moves out

‘Baby storm’ Cindy moves out

Local officials were hoping the worst was over Thursday evening after Cindy made landfall in the morning and weakened into a tropical depression. In the afternoon, the National Weather Service reported the storm was about 45 miles south of Shreveport, moving at 10 mph. By Thursday, Cindy had dumped 5.68 inches of rain on Houma […]

St. James residents, environmental groups sue over Bayou Bridge permit

St. James residents, environmental groups sue over Bayou Bridge permit

Residents living near the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s end point in St. James have joined environmental groups to sue over a state permit authorized for the project. The suit alleges the Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management “violated the Louisiana Constitution and its own Guidelines” by issuing the permit through “the sensitive Coastal […]

Tropical storm in Louisiana: Here’s what forecasters say to expect in south Louisiana

Tropical storm in Louisiana: Here’s what forecasters say to expect in south Louisiana

Projected rainfall through Friday morning depends on the area. Totals are estimated to be 4-10 inches in the New Orleans area. In the Baton Rouge area, anywhere from 2-6 inches is expected. Because of anticipated heavy rain, a flash flood warning is in effect for all of southwest Louisiana until 7 p.m. Thursday. Storm tide […]

With a number of massive projects in the works and a new lobby group, the liquefied natural gas industry is on the verge a major breakout in Louisiana

With a number of massive projects in the works and a new lobby group, the liquefied natural gas industry is on the verge a major breakout in Louisiana

Liquefied natural gas plants aren’t built overnight, so long-range economic forecasts—rather than today’s supply and demand—play a much bigger role in an owners’ investment decisions. And while a global overabundance of natural gas and cheap oil is dampening current LNG export expectations, many owners remain bullish on Louisiana continuing its trajectory toward becoming a major […]

LSU experts: Louisiana’s energy manufacturing, refining sectors will remain strong in the coming years

LSU experts: Louisiana’s energy manufacturing, refining sectors will remain strong in the coming years

A new report says by 2020 Louisiana’s oil and gas industry will recover about half the 17,000 jobs lost during the recent downturn, while energy manufacturing and refining sectors will remain strong. Of course, this will be a function of prices, according to the 2017 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook by the LSU Center for Energy Studies. The latest […]

Tropical storm in Louisiana: Here’s what forecasters say to expect in south Louisiana

Tropical storm in Louisiana: Here’s what forecasters say to expect in south Louisiana

A tropical storm warning has been issued for all of the Louisiana coast, with Tropical Storm Cindyforecast to make landfall sometime early Thursday. Projected rainfall through Friday morning depends on the area. Totals are estimated to be 4-10 inches in the New Orleans area. In the Baton Rouge area, anywhere from 2-6 inches is expected. […]

LOGA’s Don Briggs to take on LAGCOE Looey role

LOGA’s Don Briggs to take on LAGCOE Looey role

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs will serve as LAGCOE Looey for the biennial three-day trade show — Louisiana’s largest — scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at the Cajundome. LAGCOE made the announcement in an issued statement Monday. The Miami, Florida native founded LOGA in 1992. The Baton Rouge-based organization has grown to include […]

State legislators have gone home, but they will be back; here’s why

State legislators have gone home, but they will be back; here’s why

State legislators finally departed Baton Rouge on Friday. But they will be back – sooner than expected. Lawmakers went home on Friday after passing a state budget on the ninth day of the special session, after being roundly criticized for failing to reach agreement on it during the two months of regular session…   Click […]

Capitol Views: Senate focus turns to safeguarding budget

Capitol Views: Senate focus turns to safeguarding budget

With the House-passed budget bill now navigating the Legislature’s upper chamber, Senate leaders are vowing to protect the 2017-2018 spending plan from changes so it can receive final approval and be sent directly to Gov. John Bel Edwards. Should senators amend the state budget inside House Bill 1 it would require concurrence from the House, […]

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

Here in Louisiana, a source of pride amongst our oil and gas industry has been the pipeline infrastructure and exporting facilities we possess in the state. This infrastructure has allowed Louisiana to lead the charge as we pursue energy security and haul energy resources across the state, nation, and globe. There is one place, an […]