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It’s Time to Flip the Conversation

It’s Time to Flip the Conversation

With all the talk about optimism in the American oil and gas industry, it is puzzling to some to read a headline stating that a community heavy in oil and gas is experiencing job loss. However, that is exactly what the article titled “Area loses another 1,800 jobs in January” said, appearing in this paper […]

Gulf oil lease sales reflect better market

Gulf oil lease sales reflect better market

Wednesday’s oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico showed a substantial increase in activity over last year, the U.S. Department of Interior reported. Gifford Briggs, vice president of Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, said optimism has “come into play” in the Gulf, both for the Trump administration and promises to roll back […]

Cameron LNG pipeline ready to start some new additions

Cameron LNG pipeline ready to start some new additions

Sempra Energy is seeking authorization to place into service some new infrastructure on its Cameron Interstate Pipeline (CIP) that would send gas to the Cameron LNG export terminal along the US Gulf coast. The Cameron LNG export project, located along the Calcasieu channel near Hackberry, Louisiana, is scheduled to come on line in mid-2018 and […]

Cheniere Gets Commitments from Devon, Marathon and Gulfport for Proposed STACK/SCOOP-to-Gulf Coast Gas Pipeline

Cheniere Gets Commitments from Devon, Marathon and Gulfport for Proposed STACK/SCOOP-to-Gulf Coast Gas Pipeline

Cheniere Energy’s (ticker: LNG) Midship Pipeline Company, LLC has signed agreements with foundation shippers to support construction of a 200 mile, 36-inch interstate natural gas pipeline project and has launched a binding open season for shippers—known as the Midship project. Cheniere said the commitments are from subsidiaries and/or affiliates of Cheniere, Devon Energy Corporation (ticker: DVN), Marathon […]

Don Briggs: ‘I was afraid. I wanted to die

Don Briggs: ‘I was afraid. I wanted to die

Don Briggs looked death squarely in the eye and decided this: It looked OK, even welcome. That was his view from where he rested in hospital beds in North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas as he made a painstakingly slow recovery from a brutal, Sept. 30 accidental fall in his vacation home in the North Carolina […]

Apache’s trees, activities earn state conservation award

Apache’s trees, activities earn state conservation award

Then Saturday, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation will honor the state’s well-deserving conservationists for 2016 at its annual Governor’s Conservation Awards banquet set for 6 p.m. at Boudreaux’s on Government Street in Baton Rouge. Apache Corporation was selected by a panel of judges to receive the top honor, Conservationist of the Year. Apache was lauded for […]

What will Louisiana see from Exxon’s $20 billion ‘Growing the Gulf’ investment?

What will Louisiana see from Exxon’s $20 billion ‘Growing the Gulf’ investment?

Exxon CEO Darren Woods touted his company’s ongoing $20 billion investment over 10 years in the Gulf Coast region — including the creation of more than 45,000 jobs — in a March 6 speech at a Houston energy conference. Although the program has been in place since 2013, President Donald Trump and Republicanspromoted it anew after recognizing the […]

LA oil and gas struggles to bounce back with 1,800 jobs lost in January

LA oil and gas struggles to bounce back with 1,800 jobs lost in January

The latest job numbers for Louisiana’s oil and gas show the industry is not bouncing back as quickly as expected. The industry lost 1,800 jobs in January, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Louisiana’s job market remains one of the lowest in the country with an unemployment rate of 5.9, the fourth worst in the […]

Frank Harrison Jr. Honored by the Foundation

Frank Harrison Jr. Honored by the Foundation

Longtime AAPG Foundation supporter and leader Frank Harrison Jr., a founder of the group’s highly successful Trustee Associates, is this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award. This award, given in recognition of those who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation and who call attention to the role and […]

U.S. Onshore Permitting Activity Up Sharply; Haynesville Gas Drilling Gaining Favor

U.S. Onshore Permitting Activity Up Sharply; Haynesville Gas Drilling Gaining Favor

U.S. land permit filings rose 27% month/month in February and were 78% higher year/year at 3,211, the highest monthly permit total since November 2015 and the first February/February jump since 2014, according to data compiled by Evercore ISI. Permitting in 2016 had declined 38% from 2015 had fallen 46% from 2009, when drilling activity was […]