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Its More Than Just Rig Counts

Its More Than Just Rig Counts

At the start of the recent downturn in global oil prices, experts both inside and out of the industry relied on rig count data to be the grand indicator of how the industry was doing and when we might see signs of recovery from the tough financial times. When the rig count dropped, industry experts […]

A Step to Reignite Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry

A Step to Reignite Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry

The 2017 Regular Legislative Session was 60 days of sloshing in waste deep tax policy in order to fix a budget deficit and prepare the state for the upcoming fiscal cliff. During this period, unusual alliances were made, and long-time partners found themselves disagreeing on various tax policies and how to go about fixing Louisiana’s […]

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

Here in Louisiana, a source of pride amongst our oil and gas industry has been the pipeline infrastructure and exporting facilities we possess in the state. This infrastructure has allowed Louisiana to lead the charge as we pursue energy security and haul energy resources across the state, nation, and globe. There is one place, an […]

OPEC: The End of the Line

OPEC: The End of the Line

From Traders working the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the owner of mom and pop oil and gas companies, everyone was waiting to hear if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would extend oil production cuts. This anxious feeling of waiting on OPEC nations to decide the flow of the […]

BRIGGS: The Reemergence of the Haynesville Shale

BRIGGS: The Reemergence of the Haynesville Shale

The oil and gas industry could not be more diverse in Louisiana. In south Louisiana, in particular, the industry is experiencing historically low and stagnant rig growth, while the rest of the country sees a resurgence in rig activity. In northwest Louisiana, there is a glimmer of hope for the oil and gas sector, and […]

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

It has been over one hundred days since Trump took office and in that time, we have seen the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline projects jump started, many regulations from the Obama-era rolled back, as well as a rejuvenation of leasing programs and streamlining processes for permitting on federal land and water. The American […]

Ports, Louisiana’s secret ingredient

Ports, Louisiana’s secret ingredient

If you talk to anybody about Louisiana, nine times out of ten, the first thing that comes to mind is our food — and it is for good reason. We take great care in preparing local dishes and protecting our secret ingredients or special processes, especially when it comes to gumbo. Whether it is a […]

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. Unfortunately, this is becoming an all to common trend in Louisiana. While United States is experiencing a significant increase in […]

One Step Forward

One Step Forward

A billowing sigh of relief was heard from oil and gas companies all across Louisiana, and with that sigh came a little boost of confidence. On March 3, the United States 5th District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority’s East lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and […]

Groundhog Day: Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Groundhog Day: Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Well, it’s a new year here in Louisiana, but not much has changed. A new year means another budget deficit, which means yet another legislative rumpus over who and or what will foot the bill. Last year it was approximately a $940 million budget shortfall. This year it is a $304 million mid-year deficit, and […]

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