Advocate: Concerned Citizens moves to join Tammany government’s fracking suit

Advocate: Concerned Citizens moves to join Tammany government’s fracking suit

The Advocate reports: The activist group Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany and its president, Rick Franzo, have been frequent and vociferous critics of parish government. But the two have found common cause in fighting the plan by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a fracking well near Lakeshore High School. Attorneys for Concerned Citizens […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nola.com: St. Tammany citizens group asks to join parish government’s lawsuit over fracking

Nola.com: St. Tammany citizens group asks to join parish government’s lawsuit over fracking

Nola.com reports: A St. Tammany Parish citizens group that opposes fracking asked a state judge Wednesday (Dec. 17) to allow it to intervene in the parish government’s lawsuit that seeks to block a proposed drilling project near Mandeville. Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany filed the request in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. The […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Town Talk: Oil companies: Price uncertainty means cautious approach to ’15

Town Talk: Oil companies: Price uncertainty means cautious approach to ’15

The Town Talk reports: Next year is shaping up to be one of caution, concern and focus for the oil industry, two local observers said at the annual Operator Forum for the Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers on Monday. Art Mixon, executive vice president of exploration and production for PetroQuest Energy, […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
OPEC Threatened By U.S. Shale Plays

OPEC Threatened By U.S. Shale Plays

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association $67 dollar oil today is a far cry from the $115 dollars a barrel of this past summer. Columns have been written and television analysts are spent from guessing how low prices might go over the coming months. The quickest indicator of falling oil prices is […]

By December 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Time For A Reasonable Assessment Of Oil Prices

Time For A Reasonable Assessment Of Oil Prices

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association It is safe to say that the hot button topic in the oil patch is the oil price and its impact on U.S. drilling operations. Many analysts and talking heads are stating that the current price drop is not affecting our U.S. market while others are […]

By November 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A “Yes” Vote Needed For Amendment 8

A “Yes” Vote Needed For Amendment 8 By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association November 4th Election Day is tomorrow. Each race plays an important role for the future of Louisiana. A few of the races’ outcomes could potentially impact the oil and gas industry for the good or the bad depending on […]

By November 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Advocate: G2X finds partner for gas-to-liquids plant in Lake Charles

The Advocate reports: Houston-based G2X Energy Inc. and Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited announced Thursday they intend to partner on the world-scale methanol-to-gasoline facility being developed by G2X Energy in Lake Charles. The Big Lake Fuels LLC facility will produce 1.5 million tons of commercial-grade methanol per year and will be capable of converting methanol to […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Advocate: Water, water everywhere — and now a new database will help Louisiana manage its rivers, watersheds and aquifers

The Advocate reports: The state has more than 125,000 miles of rivers and streams and 57 major watersheds, as well as numerous groundwater aquifers that some communities such as Baton Rouge depend on for drinking water. “Managing that water is going to take some critical decisions,” said Bryan Piazza, director of freshwater and marine science […]

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Nola.com: Oil spill claims administrator sets deadline for settlement claims

Nola.com reports: Individuals and businesses damaged by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have six months left to file a claim under BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement. In a Thursday (Dec. 18) statement, claims administrator Patrick Juneau set a June 8, 2015, deadline for all new claims for economic and property damages related to the spill. […]

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Advocate: Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa, Haynesville shales hampered by oil, natural gas prices

Advocate: Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa, Haynesville shales hampered by oil, natural gas prices

The Advocate reports: Drillers are closing in on the most efficient and consistent way to produce oil from the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale across Louisiana’s midsection, but low prices will strongly affect drilling activity. Likewise, natural gas prices will hamper activity in the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana until proposed export terminals are operating, energy summit […]

By October 23, 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 →

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Nola.com: Interior Secretary Jewell names new chief for Outer Continental Shelf energy — Sen. Vitter says she’s too focused on renewables

Nola.com reports: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has named a new manager to oversee conventional and renewable energy development along the Outer Continental Shelf. Interior Secretary Sally Jewel Thursday named Abigail Ross Hopper, the director of the Maryland Energy Administration, to assume the post of Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. She is […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

FuelFix: Obama shift on Cuba won’t mean big oil boom in Gulf of Mexico

FuelFix reports: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba may lead to more commercial opportunities for Americans within the island nation. But don’t expect U.S. oil producers to move swiftly to take advantage of them. Although geologists believe billions of barrels of crude may be lurking off […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

World Oil: OPEC refusal hits oil’s weak links from Iran to U.S. shale

World Oil reports: VIENNA, Austria (Bloomberg) — The refusal of Saudi Arabia and its OPEC allies to curb crude oil output in the face of plummeting prices has set the energy world on a painful course that will leave the weakest behind, from governments to U.S. wildcatters. A grand experiment has begun, one in which […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →