Goodrich Petroleum producing oil, gas from second Tuscaloosa well

Goodrich Petroleum producing oil, gas from second Tuscaloosa well

Goodrich Petroleum Corp. has drilled its second successful well targeting oil and gas in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a reservoir that spans parts of central and southern Louisiana. The news is likely to boost already growing investor interest in the area. The Houston-based company said the well, in Tangipahoa Parish, is producing about 1,270 barrels […]

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Bill to Quash Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit Clears Senate

Bill to Quash Louisiana Coastal Lawsuit Clears Senate

Louisiana Senate lawmakers voted out a bill Tuesday that would stop a mega-lawsuit targeting South Louisiana pipeline operators for alleged damages to coastal wetlands that protect New Orleans and the surrounding area from storm surges. Republican Sen. Robert Adley’s bill (SB 553), which is backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, garnered a vote of 23-15 and […]

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St. Tammany Parish residents angry over ‘fracking’ proposal

St. Tammany Parish residents angry over ‘fracking’ proposal

Fears of plummeting property values and pollution were at the forefront among a standing-room-only crowd that gathered Wednesday night (April 16) in Mandeville to express opposition to a proposal to drill for oil near the city. Citizens told officials from the state Department of Natural Resources, which regulates oil and gas drilling in Louisiana, that […]

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Haynesville Shale Far From Over

Haynesville Shale Far From Over

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Common thought is that the Haynesville Shale natural gas play is over. Pack up your trucks and move to another shale play. False. What the media portrays, might not be the correct facts. Indeed, the Haynesville did see a mass exodus starting in early 2012 due […]

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Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Open Letter to LOGA Members from Don Briggs

Dear Member: Oil and gas producers beware. Today, Judge Janice Clark ruled against the oil and gas industry.  The judge did not issue her own ruling, but instead took the position, word for word, of the Attorney General and his lawyers. The only winners in Judge Janice Clark’s ruling are private trial lawyers who will […]

By March 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Oil And Gas Is The Fabric Of Your Town

By Gifford Briggs Vice President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association LOGA and Don Briggs have been committed to writing this bi-weekly column for several years now as a way to educate the community about oil and gas topics. Because Don is recovering from health issues, I want to honor his commitment to the public as […]

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD CNG Pricing Options Announced

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD bi-fuel options will start at $9,500, GM announced on Tuesday. The options will allow the use of either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the trucks. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans starts […]

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Midnight Welding Picks Up Slack That Imperils Shale Boom

How high is demand for welders to work in the shale boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast? So high that “you can take every citizen in the region of Lake Charles between the ages of 5 and 85 and teach them all how to weld and you’re not going to have enough welders,” said Peter […]

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Oil and gas activity in full rebound 4 years after Macondo well blowout

Oil had been gushing from BP’s ill-fated Macondo well for only a few days in late April 2010 when managers at Covington-based LLOG Exploration faced some of the toughest and most expensive decisions in the company’s 30-year history. The Obama administration had imposed a temporary ban on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico […]

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Cold winter not enough to boost Haynesville Shale play

The brutal winter conditions that washed over the country will only help so much on the Haynesville Shale. Natural gas producers have bemoaned a series of mild winters over the past years, which along with overproduction have stalled the need for activity on north Louisiana’s most valuable natural resource. The cold turned on heaters across […]

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The price of natural gas, high cost equals better economy

The price of natural gas, high cost equals better economy

The drilling boom is most definitely over. Haynesville Shale activity has all but dissipated in Caddo Parish. The reason is simple supply and demand. Plentiful natural gas drove prices down. While that’s good for natural gas consumers, it isn’t our local economy. The drilling boom didn’t only mean oil and gas royalty checks for landowners […]

By January 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

BHP Billiton set to produce 250 million boe in fiscal 2013-14

BHP Billiton remains on track to produce 250 million barrels of oil equivalent in the financial year which ends June 30, 2014, Tim Cutt, president of the Anglo-Australian resources giant’s petroleum division, said Tuesday. “Our conventional oil and gas portfolio is the foundation of the petroleum business and we expect to maintain steady production in […]

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Jindal administration launches health initiative

The Jindal administration embarked on a statewide initiative Monday, encouraging schools, businesses and other entities to promote health and wellness. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the start of “Well-Ahead Louisiana” at Baton Rouge’s Dufrocq Elementary School, which already is pushing healthy eating and exercise. The program is being promoted as a way to bring healthy living […]

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Report: Oil and gas production on federal land down, but expanded drilling options offer no guarantees

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas production on federal land and water is down six percent from 2009 to 2013, but a new report by the Congressional Research Service says expanded production options favored by Republicans and oil-state Democrats might not reverse that trend. “There is, however, continued interest among some in Congress to open more […]

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Rewritten flood authority bill gives Jindal more power

Rewritten flood authority bill gives Jindal more power

The state Senate targeted the flood protection authorities around New Orleans and the lawsuit one of the levee boards filed against the oil and gas industry for damages to the state’s wetlands. In one bill, advanced by a Senate panel Wednesday morning, Gov. Bobby Jindal would get sweeping power to remove members of the Southeast […]

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