NOLA.com: Drilling/fracking project in St. Tammany receives support of Northshore Business Council

NOLA.com: Drilling/fracking project in St. Tammany receives support of Northshore Business Council

NOLA.com reports: Helis Oil’s proposed drilling and fracking project near Mandeville has picked up the support of the Northshore Business Council, an organization made up of business leaders in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. The organization twice issued news releases since late July touting its general support of the oil and gas industry and […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
News Star: Briggs: Low oil prices not always good

News Star: Briggs: Low oil prices not always good

The News Star published Don Briggs’ column: A few months back, the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association released a column discussing the positives of low gasoline prices. Gasoline prices had fallen into the mid-three dollar range for a gallon of gasoline. Today, due to oil prices dropping to around $84 a barrel, gasoline prices are […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advocate: Onshore rigs could flee La. as oil prices go down

Advocate: Onshore rigs could flee La. as oil prices go down

The Advocate reports: Falling oil prices could speed the departure of onshore drilling rigs from the state, particularly in the still-developing Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which underlies parts of southeast Louisiana. But experts say it will take a longer downturn to slow deepwater activity in the Gulf of Mexico, where the rig count is expected to […]

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Energy Programs Essential To Oil and Gas Future

Energy Programs Essential To Oil and Gas Future

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association As the oil and gas industry touches nearly every corner of this great country, a few key components will keep it strong for the future. Obviously, expanding our technology base is crucial to developing these deep, highly pressurized plays. Keeping a close tab on regulations will […]

By September 17, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
The Pump Price Says It All

The Pump Price Says It All

By Don Briggs President Louisiana Oil and Gas Association The price for a gallon of gasoline this past Labor Day weekend was the cheapest gasoline has been since 2010. While the national average was around $3.45 for a gallon of regular gasoline, the prices in Louisiana and along the gulf coast saw even lower digits […]

By September 4, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Every Political Race Matters

Every Political Race Matters

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Historic data shows that voter turnout typically slows during election cycles where a president or governor is not on the ballot. This year, 2014, happens to be one of those election years. However, the races that are taking place over the next few months are crucial […]

By August 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

WSJ: U.S. Oil Exports Would Lower Gas Prices, Government Report Says

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. oil exports would lead to cheaper prices at the pump, according to a government report released Monday. The study, by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, will add fuel to the growing debate over whether to lift the nearly four-decade ban on U.S. oil exports. It comes as oil producers […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Guardian: Total oil CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash

The Guardian reports: The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport on Monday night. “Tonight a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine,” said airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova. “Three crew members and a […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Advertiser: Gas prices fall, but is that good or bad for Louisiana?

Advertiser: Gas prices fall, but is that good or bad for Louisiana? Gas prices in Acadiana and across the country continue to remain at the lowest level since 2010 because of petroleum price cuts in the Middle East. This week, the price at many local pumps is below $3 a gallon. Low prices are a pleasant […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

EE News: How do you survive a gas boom and bust? For starters, pay in cash

EE News reports: MANSFIELD, La. — Local officials in the Haynesville Shale believe they’ve unlocked the secret for successful spending of gas boom wealth. The approach? Invest quickly in health, safety and education, and squirrel away the rest for a rainy day. “Just because we have it don’t mean we have to spend it,” DeSoto […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NOLA.com: Houston firm buys $275 million stake in Haynesville natural gas fields

NOLA.com: Houston firm buys $275 million stake in Haynesville natural gas fields

NOLA.com reports: A Houston energy investment firm will pay nearly $275 million for thousands of acres of legacy oil and natural gas fields located along the eastern edge of the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana. The deal is the latest in a string of purchases that signal renewed investor interest in the area. Vanguard Natural […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Reuters: Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

Reuters reports: NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 (Reuters) – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the technology-driven shale oil revolution. Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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WWL: Supreme Court rejects bid to revive lawsuits against BP

WWL reports: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bloomberg: Hurricane Map’s Gulf of Mexico X Isn’t as Bad as It Looks

Bloomberg reports: A potential tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico in August could raise eyebrows and send a ripple through energy markets. In October, it’s a different story. Or at least, it should be. A low-pressure system in the far western end of the Gulf has a 50 percent chance of developing into a […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Hill: Can’t fix 1970s energy policy without overhauling 1920s shipping policy

The Hill reports: It’s 1920. Warren G. Harding was nominated by the Republican Party for president. We were five years from the sinking of the Lusitania and two years from WWI. The country was about as removed from Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet and Henry Ford’s Model T as it is currently removed from the […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →