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 20 years since the Austin Chalk has seen any leasing activity, but that all has changed. It is estimated that over 400,000 acres are leased up in the hottest area of the Chalk.

So what is the Austin Chalk?…


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