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House passes final version of spending plan, but work will start again in special session next week

House passes final version of spending plan, but work will start again in special session next week

The Louisiana Legislature is sending a budget proposal to Gov. John Bel Edwards that nearly no one believes is adequate to fund state services in the coming year. The House agreed 61-37 to send House Bill 1 to Edwards’ desk on Thursday, a week after the Senate, through gritted teeth, advanced the same spending plan […]

Haynesville Shale making major production comeback

Haynesville Shale making major production comeback

The Haynesville Shale is back. Natural gas production in the dry gas shale play jumped in both 2017 and 2018. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is projecting Haynesville gas production in May 2018 to reach 8.54 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), up from April’s 8.33 Bcf/d. Production was roughly 6.00 Bcf/d in January 2017…   Click Here For […]

The Rundown: Lawmakers move forward on casinos, construction, abortion and hazing legislation and more Louisiana politics news

The Rundown: Lawmakers move forward on casinos, construction, abortion and hazing legislation and more Louisiana politics news

Today in The Rundown: Lawmakers brawl at the bar as session winds down; construction budget advances; Harrah’s deal moves forward; bills on hazing, abortion and school prayer close to becoming law; and more news in Louisiana politics today. Countdown…  Days until the ~targeted~ end to the regular session: 1 Days until the special session begins: 5 […]

As updates are made to railroad tank cars, is it time to update industry rules as well?

As updates are made to railroad tank cars, is it time to update industry rules as well?

Industries that use railroads to ship flammable liquids are replacing or retrofitting their rail cars to meet more stringent design standards first issued in 2015. While the new cars will be more expensive, shippers say they’re fine with that if the changes will improve safety. But the changes in the industry are also bringing some […]

Louisiana Legislature Set to Raise Penalties on Pipeline Protesters

Louisiana Legislature Set to Raise Penalties on Pipeline Protesters

The Louisiana State Legislature was considering a bill Tuesday that would criminalize certain types of protests that have become common at many oil and natural gas pipeline construction sites under which it would stiffen the penalties for damaging sites known as “critical infrastructure.” Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Gifford Briggs said HB 727 is […]

Oil and gas lawsuits lead to loss of Bassmaster tournaments for Louisiana

Oil and gas lawsuits lead to loss of Bassmaster tournaments for Louisiana

Bass Angler Sportsman Society will no longer hold Bassmaster tournaments in coastal Louisiana as a result of the uncertainty surrounding coastal lawsuits against the oil and gas industry, The Washington Times reports. In the years after trial lawyers won billions from BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, private landowners and oil and gas industry players […]

The Rundown: Special session to begin in one week and more Louisiana politics news today

The Rundown: Special session to begin in one week and more Louisiana politics news today

Today in The Rundown: Special session begins in one week; Harrah’s bill heads to Senate; voters to decide whether to keep Jim Crow era juries law; a protest erupts in the Senate; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today. Countdown… Days until the ~targeted~ end to the regular session: 3 Days until the […]

VIDEO: Director Angelle Well Control Rule Revisions Vignette

VIDEO: Director Angelle Well Control Rule Revisions Vignette

BSEE Director Angelle describes the process and reviews how BSEE developed recommended revisions to the Well Control Rule.   Click Here to See Video 

The Rundown: Latest on where the budget stands, early session end, gambling talks and more Louisiana politics news

The Rundown: Latest on where the budget stands, early session end, gambling talks and more Louisiana politics news

Today in The Rundown: The Louisiana Legislature is one week from its target early end date; Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks out; House members pass a bill they’ve resisted; Harrah’s talks continue; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.. Countdown… Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 24 Days until the […]

The Future of Oil and Gas

The Future of Oil and Gas

Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association   The days of pen and paper seem to be coming to a close as this method of communication is being replaced by tablets and smart phones. We no longer have the attention span to wait on a letter to arrive by mail.  Instead, we […]