Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

Even as the Louisiana Legislature is moving toward derailing the lawsuit a New Orleans-area levee board filed against 97 energy companies for damage to coastal marshes, lawmakers appear to be backing off action against similar litigation filed by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. It’s too early to say the parishes are off the hook for the […]

By April 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bureau of Governmental Research still opposes amended bill that gives governor power to remove levee authority board members from office

Bureau of Governmental Research still opposes amended bill that gives governor power to remove levee authority board members from office

The New Orleans-based Bureau of Governmental Research said Tuesday that it remains opposed to a bill proposed by state Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, that has been amended to give the governor new authority to remove board members of regional New Orleans levee authorities from office. Adley’s Senate Bill 79 was amended in committee recently to […]

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Legacy lawsuit bill breezes through state Senate

Legacy lawsuit bill breezes through state Senate

The state Senate on Tuesday voted 37-0 for a measure aimed at clarifying the responsibility of oil and gas firms for cleaning up lands they leased. The proposal, Senate Bill 667, next faces action in the House. Under the initial version, the legislation required landowners to prove that the oil firm acted unreasonably and excessively […]

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Bills Seek To Protect Our State’s Future Success

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association It is no secret that the oil and gas industry is under attack by a small group of trial lawyers. Abusive suits have been filed against the oil and gas industry by Plaquemines and Jefferson Parish, by the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), New Orleans, […]

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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 →

Brent oil holds above $109 on economic data, Ukraine supports

By David Sheppard LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Europe reinforced the outlook for global demand growth, and as the unfolding crisis in Ukraine deterred sellers. Last week’s peace deal in Ukraine formally ended on Wednesday as the […]

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U.S. CO2 Emissions at Lowest Level in 20 Years, Thanks to Fracking

Something to celebrate this Earth Day: carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are at their lowest level in twenty years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) credits shale development and fracking technologies with this positive development. “[The] rapid deployment of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies, which has increased and diversified the […]

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LSU professors explain, research fracking

MANDEVILLE, La. — Community members in St. Tammany Parish have started an online petition against a proposed fracking project, and several leaders are making moves to publicly object the drilling work, but many are still curious about the process, as well as its risk and benefits. So Eyewitness News went to LSU to see if […]

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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 […]

By January 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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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Nuns take on Chevron over fracking concerns

An order of Catholic nuns and other shareholders are calling Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and others to task for their potentially harmful use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and an alleged lack of transparency. The activist Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have successfully forced a shareholders vote in May for Chevron to disclose its […]

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House panel approves two bills aimed at Washington, La.

Washington, La. scrutinized for being ‘speed trap’ Officials of the St. Landry Parish town of Washington call it one of the oldest settlements in Louisiana, known for towering plantation homes and live oaks. Critics call it a notorious speed trap. A state House committee approved two bills Tuesday to trim speeding tickets issued in Washington […]

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White House defends Keystone delay while Karl Rove says it hurts oil-state Democrats

WASHINGTON — The White House and State Department are defending the latest delay in the administration’s decision whether to okay the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Meanwhile, Karl Rove, the former top political advisor to President George W. Bush, accused the White House of not wanting to “do anything to depress the turnout” of Democratic voters […]

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