Advocate: Cheniere boosting natural gas export facility by $6 billion

Advocate: Cheniere boosting natural gas export facility by $6 billion

The Advocate reports: Cheniere Energy is boosting its investment in its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Cameron Parish by $6 billion to build two production units in addition to the four already under construction. The two units lift the total project cost to $18 billion, the company said. About 120 new direct […]

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NOLA.com: Louisiana attorney general says “legacy lawsuit” attorneys can’t sue in state’s name

NOLA.com: Louisiana attorney general says “legacy lawsuit” attorneys can’t sue in state’s name

NOLA.com reports: Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell on Monday (Sept. 15) told attorneys representing parishes in so-called “legacy lawsuits” against oil and gas companies that only his office has the authority to file suit on behalf of the state. The letter to attorney Victor Marcello came in response to a request for Caldwell’s approval of […]

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ABC News: Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

ABC News: Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

ABC News reports: The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Lens: Committee’s decision preserves levee authority’s lawsuit against oil and gas industry — for now

The Lens reports: Back to you, Gov. Jindal. He has the next move to determine the fate of the local levee authority’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies for wetlands damage after Thursday’s meeting of the board’s nominating committee. The panel narrowly………. Read more here

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Reuters: U.S. green groups urge methane rules for oil and gas industry

Reuters reports: (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act to rein in methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, environmental groups said on Thursday, warning that failure to set federal standards would undermine other Obama administration efforts to address climate change. The EPA is expected to lay out a plan within months […]

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Texas Tribune: Staples to Head Oil and Gas Association

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Oil and Gas Association has named Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples its next president. “It will be my honor and privilege to work with this dynamic industry at a time when Texas energy production is anchoring our state’s economy and bolstering our nation’s energy security,” Staples said in a statement. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Businessweek: Oil Clogging U.S. Railways Seen Limiting Exports of Grain

Businessweek reports: Shipping companies probably will miss out on exports from the record U.S. grain harvest because the shale-oil boom is clogging up rail lines to ports. While the U.S. will reap the most crops ever, fourth-quarter export cargoes will be 15 percent lower than last year, according to RS Platou Markets AS, a Norwegian […]

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Huffington Post: An Argument for ‘Sane’ Fracking

The Huffington Post reports: I was cooking a meal recently at my home in Denver, Colorado on my natural gas stove when my mind drifted to the ongoing debate about fracking. You’ve got to love irony. Despite the comfort and warmth natural gas provides for many of us, here are the cold facts. Like my […]

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Shreveport Times: Six years later, La. still waiting for Keystone

The Shreveport Times reports: A lot can happen in six years — unless Washington gets involved. Today marks the six-year anniversary of the Keystone Pipeline’s first permit application with the federal government. Since that day, the pipeline — which would transport oil from Canada to the U.S., directly benefiting Louisiana’s economy along the way — […]

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