WWL: DNR grants rare public hearing on fracking permit application

WWL: DNR grants rare public hearing on fracking permit application

WWL reports: MANDEVILLE, La. — Since Helis Oil announced its intentions to drill into the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, from a property off Hwy. 1088 in St. Tammany Parish, there have been informational meetings, protests and writing campaigns all in an effort to stop the fracking plan. Monday, those efforts have garnered the most significant result […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Louisiana Record: Attorney General kills Cameron Parish drive to sue oil companies for coastal damages, citing questionable tactics by lawyers

Louisiana Record: Attorney General kills Cameron Parish drive to sue oil companies for coastal damages, citing questionable tactics by lawyers

The Louisiana Record reports: NEW ORLEANS – A law firm seeking to sue oil companies for damaging the Cameron Parish marsh has been forbidden to do so by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office. Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell said in a recent letter that Victor Marcello, an attorney at Carmouche, Talbot & Marcello of Gonzales, […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
News Star: Briggs: Energy programs key to future

News Star: Briggs: Energy programs key to future

The News Star reports: 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. Expanding our technology base is crucial to developing these deep, highly pressurized plays. Keeping a close tab on regulations will continue to be important so that […]

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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 0 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 0 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 →

The Houston Chronicle: Alcoa makes push for lighter drill pipe

The Houston Chronicle reports: Having conquered the skies, Alcoa is looking deep in the layers of earth for the next aluminum market — drill pipe. Alcoa’s oil and gas division, based in Texas, was founded in the mid-2000s and initially focused on components for deep-water drilling. After 2011, the company started marketing aluminum drill pipe, […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NOLA City Business: Oil spill research grant program gearing up

The New Orleans City Business Journal reports: BATON ROUGE — The National Academy of Sciences expects to start taking applications this fall for the $500 million assigned to the 30-year research program set up as a result of criminal settlements from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Advocate reported the […]

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Houston Chronicle: French oil giant Total to sell assets, cut spending

The Houston Chronicle reports: French energy giant Total SA will sell $10 billion of assets from 2015 to 2017, the company said, as part of a broader strategy designed to promote financial discipline across the company. The move is the latest in a stream of high-profile announcements from the world’s largest energy companies this year […]

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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 →
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 →

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The Hill: Natural gas exports could hurt Russian state-owned company

The Hill reports: Increasing exports of liquefied natural gas from the United States could reduce revenue at Russia’s state-owned gas company by 18 percent, according to a new report. The report, released Monday by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, found that increased competition from the United States could hurt Gazprom and lower European […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bloomberg: Carbo Slumps as Sand Use in Fracking Thwarts Its Sales

Bloomberg reports: Carbo Ceramics Inc. (CRR), the largest supplier of synthetic materials used in fracking, dropped to the lowest in more than a year after saying that sales of its proppants fell as oil and gas producers used more natural sand. Carbo declined 16 percent to $70.91 at the close in New York, the lowest […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bayou Buzz: Waguespack: Numbers Don’t Lie

The Bayou Buzz reports: Get the facts and get involved. The world of politics is dominated by catch phrases, sound bites and talking points intended to promote a candidate and convince the electorate of a certain cause. No party or candidate is immune to this infliction and everyone running for office these days unfortunately genuflects […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →