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Trump proposes keeping La. coastal money in budget

Trump proposes keeping La. coastal money in budget

The White House’s proposed budget seeks to cut a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike past years, federal oil money for Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts isn’t on the chopping block. Both President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, proposed tearing up an agreement that sends a share of federal royalties from offshore drilling […]

By February 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
APPEL: A Legal Case You’ve Likely Never Heard Of Signifies More Damage To Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Industry

APPEL: A Legal Case You’ve Likely Never Heard Of Signifies More Damage To Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Industry

A recent conversation with a very successful oil and gas exploration operator gave me a sense of foreboding about something few of us have paid much attention to regarding the decline of Louisiana’s energy industry discussed yesterday in these pages. Our readers likely have not heard of the case of Vintage Assets, Inc. v. Tennessee […]

By February 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Who’s Responsible For Louisiana Being Left Out Of The Shale Oil Revolution?

Who’s Responsible For Louisiana Being Left Out Of The Shale Oil Revolution?

On Friday I published a piece at The American Spectator on The Triumph Of American Oil, noting that oil production in the U.S. has risen to such great heights that by year’s end this country might well be the largest oil supplier on the planet… This year it’s projected the United States will produce more […]

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cheniere Announces LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements with China National Petroleum Corporation

Cheniere Announces LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements with China National Petroleum Corporation

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today that it has entered into two liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreements (“SPA”) with China National Petroleum Corporation (“CNPC”). Under the SPAs with Cheniere’s subsidiaries, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC and Cheniere Marketing International LLP, CNPC subsidiary PetroChina International Company Limited will purchase approximately 1.2 […]

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Bayou Bridge pipeline opponents clear legal hurdle, but bigger decision to come Friday

Bayou Bridge pipeline opponents clear legal hurdle, but bigger decision to come Friday

A federal judge has kept a fight alive as environmental groups seek to shut down construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline. Construction recently began on the pipeline and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The pipeline is designed to carry crude oil between Lake Charles and St. James Parish. Opponents […]

Gov. Edwards targets Feb. 19 for special session

Gov. Edwards targets Feb. 19 for special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards has set Feb. 19 as his target to begin a special legislative session to address the state’s fiscal cliff. The governor tentatively plans to issue the official call Friday, Edwards’ spokesman Richard Carbo confirmed, although things could still go off the rails if negotiations with the House fall apart. Louisiana faces a […]

Timeline for calling special session shifts as window narrows

Timeline for calling special session shifts as window narrows

Gov. John Bel Edwards has again shifted his timeline for calling a still-tentative special session for lawmakers to address a looming $1 billion state budget shortfall. Edwards, a Democrat who took office in January 2016, had initially set out on a Feb. 15 start date, but the governor is now eyeing a Feb. 19 start, […]

LOGA Pres: “We cannot take another four years of Governor John Bel Edwards”

LOGA Pres: “We cannot take another four years of Governor John Bel Edwards”

A call to vote Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards out of office, today at what was supposed to be an informative luncheon among oil and gas industry executives. After 26 years, Don Briggs is stepping down from his position. He started his speech by describing how he will spend his newly found spare time – […]

Legal Challenge Filed to Stop Construction of Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Legal Challenge Filed to Stop Construction of Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Less than a week after construction began on the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana, a coalition of crawfishers and environmental groups took legal steps to immediately shut down the project. As a result, on February 8 a federal judge will review a request filed this morning from Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, which seeks […]

La. oil exports touted by industry leader

La. oil exports touted by industry leader

A Louisiana oil and gas leader went over the good, the bad and the not so ugly of the industry Thursday afternoon at a State of the Industry luncheon in Houma. Gifford Briggs, vice president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, said part of the industry’s “not so ugly” is that Louisiana is becoming […]