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Austin Chalk: Louisiana’s Golden Egg ?

Austin Chalk: Louisiana’s Golden Egg ?

Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association Easter is one of my favorite times of year to spend with my family. Not only is it a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it is a time to get together with those you love, consume endless amounts of boiled crawfish, […]

Quietly, The Oil Industry Is Poking Around In Louisiana Again

Quietly, The Oil Industry Is Poking Around In Louisiana Again

A few weeks ago, LOGA President Don Briggs posted here at The Hayride about the presence of a nascent shale oil play in the central part of Louisiana called the Austin Chalk… Between the oil-and-gas-barren lands of south Louisiana and the epicenter of activity in north Louisiana, there is new life. It has been over […]

The Rundown: Restrictions on guns, sports betting and youthful offenders all get traction in Louisiana Legislature and more in politics today

The Rundown: Restrictions on guns, sports betting and youthful offenders all get traction in Louisiana Legislature and more in politics today

Today in The Rundown: Guns, gambling and alcohol: The latest on what lawmakers are considering in the Legislative Session, and more in Louisiana politics news today. Be sure to sign up to get The Rundown in your inbox by filling out the form here. Countdown… Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 61 The News […]

Capitol Views: Louisiana senators remain uncertain about budget delivery

Capitol Views: Louisiana senators remain uncertain about budget delivery

Legislators are returning to the state Capitol this afternoon to begin their fourth week in the regular session. With nearly a month behind them, and another two to go, few can knowingly predict the future of the session’s centerpiece bill—the state budget. Not only is there an important timing issue needing a resolution, but also […]

Even at $65 a barrel, rising oil prices not yet jump-starting Louisiana’s hard-hit offshore energy industry

Even at $65 a barrel, rising oil prices not yet jump-starting Louisiana’s hard-hit offshore energy industry

Dressed in work boots, blue overalls and a hard hat, Rep. Steve Scalise, the U.S. House majority whip, took in the view from the drill shack of Shell’s Olympus, the Gulf of Mexico’s largest floating deepwater platform, 77 miles south of Venice. At 406 feet tall and weighing more than 126,000 tons, the platform operates […]

Environmentalists see proposed Louisiana law to protect pipelines and penalize protesters as overreach

Environmentalists see proposed Louisiana law to protect pipelines and penalize protesters as overreach

Fearful of large-scale protests like those that surrounded the Dakota Access pipeline, Louisiana legislators have joined their counterparts in other states to introduce legislation that specifically protects pipelines and establishes penalties for people who seek to damage them. Environmentalists consider the proposal a dangerous infringement on First Amendment rights, especially language that criminalizes “conspiracy” to […]

Bayou Bridge Pipeline equipment reported vandalized; company offers reward for tips

Bayou Bridge Pipeline equipment reported vandalized; company offers reward for tips

Bayou Bridge construction equipment has been vandalized in Assumption Parish according to the sheriff’s office, and on Thursday the pipeline company offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. Vandals cut hydraulic hoses and electrical lines, broke windows and spray painted messages on backhoes and bulldozers, though the pipeline itself […]

‘10/12 Industry Report’: Adapting to survive, oil patch owners move to shale

In recent years, most oil patch owners, contractors and suppliers have learned the hard way that they must either adapt to a leaner low-oil price environment or suffer the consequences. This is especially true in the world of offshore oil, as 10/12 Industry Report details in a feature from the first quarter issue. This is […]

Scalise comeback fuels talk of succeeding Ryan

Scalise comeback fuels talk of succeeding Ryan

With one arm snaked around his crutches and the other gripping a handrail, Steve Scalise climbed gingerly up hundreds of stairs to the peak control room of a hulking oil rig 77 miles off the coast of Louisiana. By all accounts, Scalise, the House majority whip, shouldn’t have been here. Doctors said he was millimeters […]

The Rundown: Minimum wage, equal pay bills fall short; Gov. John Bel Edwards remarks on Alton Sterling case and more Louisiana politics news

The Rundown: Minimum wage, equal pay bills fall short; Gov. John Bel Edwards remarks on Alton Sterling case and more Louisiana politics news

Today in The Rundown: Minimum wage and equal pay bills fall short in Senate; gaming bill wins narrow passage out of Senate; lawmakers reject TOPS changes; and here’s what Gov. John Bel Edwards says about Tuesday’s announcement in the Alton Sterling case. Countdown… Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 68…   Click Here For […]