As part of ongoing statewide educational efforts, Louisiana oil and natural gas trade associations have come together to provide factual information about oil and natural gas operations to the public, local leaders and elected officials to raise awareness about operations and to share information about the extensive precautions taken to maintain safety of workers, local communities and the environment. This booklet aims to answer your questions and provide useful resources…

You can view the FLIPBOOK ONLINE HERE.

Unfortunately, there are pages that are not available online.  These inserts contain information about the various shale plays and regions around Louisiana.  You can view the inserts below:


Oil and Gas Terminology

Common Abbreviations

bbl. = barrel
b/d = barrels per day
Mcf = thousand cubic feet
MMcf = million cubic feet
Bcf = billion cubic feet
Tcf = trillion cubic feet
BTU = British Thermal Unit
NGL = Natural Gas Liquids
LPG = Liquified Petroleum Gases

Energy Conversions
One barrel of crude oil equals:
42 gallons
5,800,000 BTU of energy
5,614 cubic feet of natural gas
0.22 ton of bituminous coal

One cubic foot of natural gas equals:
7.48 gallons
1,030 BTU of energy
0.000178 barrel of crude oil
0.00004 ton of bituminous coal

One short ton of bituminous coal equals:
2,000 pounds
26,200,000 BTU of energy
4.52 barrels of crude oil
25,314 cubic feet of natural gas

One metric ton of crude oil equals:
2,204 pounds
7.46 barrels of domestic crude oil
6.99 barrels of foreign crude oil

One cubic meter of natural gas equals:
35.314 cubic feet