Lens: Two applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

Lens: Two applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit

The Lens reports: Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and gas companies, but if he had to make his choice today, he would be one vote short of killing the lawsuit. An independent nominating committee has to replace two people on the […]

By August 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NOLA.com: Former West Bank levee authority member seeks east bank seat, could be swing vote on oil suit

NOLA.com: Former West Bank levee authority member seeks east bank seat, could be swing vote on oil suit

The Times Picayune reports: A former member of the West Bank levee authority who may be opposed to an environmental damages lawsuit against oil and gas companies has applied for one of two open seats in the east bank levee authority, according to applications released by the nominating committee on Monday. Mark L. Morgan, a […]

By August 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bayou Buzz reports: Groups push offshore drilling

Bayou Buzz reports: Groups push offshore drilling

Bayou Buzz reports: Thirty business organizations and elected officials across Louisiana wrote to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management expressing strong support for expanded leasing activity off the U.S. coast. A letter organized by GNO Inc. and highlights the importance of the oil and gas industry to the Gulf Coast’s economy. “Louisiana is…….. Read more […]

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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 →
Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

Regulations Linked To Lack Of Education

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Attempted regulation on hydraulic fracturing can be seen at the federal level of government all the way down to small town mayors. One common thread is to be noted: where information is absent, fear is present, and where fear is present, regulations are born. This fear […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Marriage Of Independence and Security

A Marriage Of Independence and Security

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Energy independence is the popular talk at the water cooler. However, it is vital to understand that energy independence walks hand and hand with energy security. It is a marriage that is a necessity for the future of the United States’ national security. Why does the […]

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Dallas Morning News: LNG, CNG sales more than double Texas projections

The Dallas Morning News reports: Sales of natural gas for motor vehicles are surging far ahead of state projections. According to the Texas Railroad Commission, tax revenues from sales of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas exceeded $2.2 million through the end of July. The Texas comptroller’s office had only projected revenue of $992,000 […]

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Advocate: Plaquemines Parish looks to change coastal plan

The Advocate reports: During Hurricane Katrina, what was left of Earl Armstrong Jr.’s cattle in lower Plaquemines Parish took refuge from the flood waters on a ridge of land that had been built after Hurricane Betsy in 1965, 40 years before. But when Hurricane Gustav struck in 2008, a coastal restoration ridge in the same […]

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Advocate: La. job-matching site launches

The Advocate reports: More than 700 job seekers visited the state’s new online service for matching employers’ needs with workers’ skills, officials said Tuesday in Baton Rouge. On Monday, LouisianaJob Connection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, more than 600 employers had listed thousands of vacant jobs on the […]

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WSJ: Blackstone Nears Deal For Shell’s 50% Haynesville Shale Stake

WSJ: Blackstone Nears Deal For Shell’s 50% Haynesville Shale Stake

The Wall Street Journal reports: Private-equity firms, which for years have counted energy as one of their most lucrative investing sectors, have been snapping up oil-and-gas reserves in recent months. Above, a natural gas well in Stonewall, La. The Shreveport Times/Associated Press Blackstone Group BX +1.07% LP is nearing a deal to acquire Royal Dutch […]

By August 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

Advocate: Shell may sell stake in Haynesville Shale

The Advocate reports: Blackstone Group LP is close to inking a billion-dollar deal for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s half of 350,000 acres leased in north Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shell is part of a joint venture in the natural gas formation. the deal would be the latest in which a […]

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Helis showcases fracking site, safety plans

A little yellow stake, surrounded by acres of trees near I-12 and Hwy. 1088 in Mandeville, is where Helis Oil says the center of its fracking well operation will take place, if it’s given the OK. The company took Eyewitness News on a tour of the planned well pad area Wednesday to lay out the […]

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The News Star: Holloway may run again in 5th District

The News Star reports: Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway said Tuesday he may be a surprise candidate for the 5th Congressional District seat. Holloway, R-Forest Hill, said he believes he’s the only candidate who can beat incumbent U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, whose reputation was damaged by a scandal early this year when a […]

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Reuters: Natural gas can keep those motors running: Kemp

Reuters reports: (Reuters) – Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionize traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country’s heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution. The revolution is still in its very early stages. Gas remains a niche vehicle fuel, with last year’s nationwide consumption less than the […]

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NOLA.com: Federal lease sale to open waters on U.S.-Mexico border for drilling

The Times Picayune reports: The federal government on Wednesday plans to open 21 million acres off the coast of Texas for oil and gas drilling. It includes areas that are along the U.S. and Mexico nautical border and previously off limits to companies. The sale is scheduled at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It […]

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