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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 […]

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 20, 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 […]

By September 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
How did Louisiana, once facing drastic budget cuts, end up with a surplus?

How did Louisiana, once facing drastic budget cuts, end up with a surplus?

It will be a few weeks before the size of Louisiana’s budget surplus from the fiscal year that ended June 30 gets verified, but state leaders are already contemplating how the money might be used. “We are hopeful that the surplus will be around $300 million,” said Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, who builds the […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LOGA to meet as Louisiana oil industry stagnates despite U.S. taking world lead in production

LOGA to meet as Louisiana oil industry stagnates despite U.S. taking world lead in production

The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association’s (LOGA) annual Fall Meeting & Seminar begins Tuesday in Lafayette and among topics certain to generate discussion during the two-day gathering is how the state’s legal environment and its 12.5 percent severance tax on oil production is preventing Louisiana from benefiting from a boom in domestic crude production. The […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Appalachia, Permian, Haynesville drive U.S. natural gas production

Appalachia, Permian, Haynesville drive U.S. natural gas production

Gross production of natural gas in the United States has generally been increasing for more than a decade and in recent months has been more than 10 percent higher compared with the same months in 2017. This growth has been driven by production in the Appalachian Basin in the Northeast, the Permian Basin in western […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
US House committee approves bill raising states’ GOMESA shares to 50%

US House committee approves bill raising states’ GOMESA shares to 50%

The US House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that would increase shares of new federal offshore oil and gas revenue for Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi under the 2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act to 50% from 37.5%. “After working on this for 20 years, I can tell you, what happened […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
It’s a gusher: US takes global oil lead, but La. lags

It’s a gusher: US takes global oil lead, but La. lags

“If you’re in Texas, this announcement is huge and it’s great for the United States,” Briggs said. “There was a point in 2007 where people were talking about peak oil and we were importing oil and natural gas. “We’re in a significant long-term downturn in Louisiana,” Briggs said. “We have 15 rigs offshore, where there […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Graves Advances Bill to Increase Louisiana’s Energy Revenues, Funding for Coastal Restoration

Graves Advances Bill to Increase Louisiana’s Energy Revenues, Funding for Coastal Restoration

Congressman Garret Graves (R – South Louisiana) advanced legislation out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today that would increase the share of offshore energy revenues for Gulf Coast states. Graves’ bill would provide a substantial increase in funding for Louisiana’s coastal restoration and flood protection projects. “After working on this for 20 years […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Haynesville Shale Gas Production Is Bouncing Back

Haynesville Shale Gas Production Is Bouncing Back

Natural gas production at the Haynesville formation in northwest Louisiana and East Texas has been steadily rising this year to reach its highest level since September 2012. Recovering natural gas prices, coupled with increased initial productivity rates in the Haynesville wells, have been the main drivers of the revival of the region whose production peaked […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →