Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday. According to Zacks, “Cheniere Energy, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas related businesses. The company owns and operates the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas […]

LOGA names communications director

LOGA names communications director

A former assistant to former Gov. Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has joined the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association as communications director and government relations associate. Jordan Gleason’s hire was announced Monday by Gifford Briggs, LOGA’s acting president. “We are proud to welcome Jordan to the team here at LOGA,” Briggs said. […]

Centenary College welcomes new Board of Trustees chairman

Centenary College welcomes new Board of Trustees chairman

David A. Barlow assumed the chairmanship of the Centenary College Board of Trustees on January 1, 2017. Barlow, a 1992 graduate of the College, has served on the Board of Trustees since 2008. “I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity to serve Centenary as chair,” says Barlow. “I passionately believe in the college’s mission and […]

Louisiana’s Resolutions

Louisiana’s Resolutions

By Gifford Briggs It’s that time of year again, where we all make plans to enrich our lives…to become healthier, wealthier, and wiser. For some it may be just as simple as wanting to shed a couple of those holiday pounds added around the belt. Regardless of the resolution, the issuance of the New Year […]

Will Trump Help Independent Operators In The Gulf Of Mexico?

Will Trump Help Independent Operators In The Gulf Of Mexico?

By Gifford Briggs The Louisiana economy needs a kick start, not a kick in the teeth. Unfortunately, the outgoing Obama Administration is making a last gasp effort to hit us where it hurts most—our energy sector. It’s no secret – lower commodity prices, out-of-control regulations, and other factors have challenged the oil and gas industry […]

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Gifford Briggs: Trump – A New Hope?

Gifford Briggs: Trump – A New Hope?

Nearly 40 years ago, Luke Skywalker began his cinematic journey to becoming a Jedi on the big screen. Over a series of blockbuster films, Luke captured the imagination of millions of Americans as he fought Darth Vader, destroyed the death star and saved the galaxy. In the days since the shocking presidential election, some Star […]

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OPEC expected to cheat less on production cuts

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy and industry minister, speaks to journalists before OPEC’s meeting in November. OPEC’s long record of cheating on promised oil production cuts has given crude markets pause in recent days. But the cartel will probably comply with at least 80 percent of the proposed 1.2 million barrels a day in output […]

Angola’s LNG plant launches tender to sell late Jan shipment-traders

Angola’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant has launched a tender to sell one shipment loading on Jan. 21-23, trade sources said. A cargo put up for sale by Angola LNG which loaded last week was sold to Portugal’s Galp Energia …     Click Here For Remainder of Article 

Oil Recovers From 1-Week Low as Supplies Said to Drop

Oil edged higher from a one-week low in New York as an industry report that U.S. crude supplies fell last week. Supplies dropped 5.04 million barrels, the American Petroleum Institute was said to report. Futures settled 2.7 percent lower after IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said that higher oil prices will trigger a “significant” boost in […]

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. Declares 5% Increase in Quarterly Distribution

This post was originally published on this siteHouston, Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) announces that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution of $0.2770 per limited partner unit for the fourth quarter of 2016.  This represents an increase of 5 percent over the […]

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Fairmount Santrol Announces The Proven Performance of Propel SSP® is Now Available for use in High Salinity Water

This post was originally published on this siteSUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) announced today an extension to Propel SSP proppant transport technology, which increases hydraulic fracturing efficiency, for plays where operators face high produced water disposal costs and constraints on freshwater availability. This product line extension, Propel SSP 350, […]

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Acquisition of Turkish oil and gas production companies completed

This post was originally published on this siteDALLAS, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Place Energy Inc. (OTCQB:PKPL) (“Park Place” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has now completed the acquisition of three oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in Turkey (the “Tiway Companies”).  As previously reported, the purchase price […]

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Rare good news for Louisiana state budget, Gov. John Bel Edwards admin reveals

Louisiana received a rare bit of good news about the state budget on Wednesday, although not enough to prevent looming cuts that will be needed to shore up the state’s finances in the coming months. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has announced that due to lower-than-expected state debt payments, the deficit in the budget that […]

Buckle up: Oil is going for a bumpy ride in 2017

Today, OPEC released its first data report  of the new year, which is also its first since its declared production cut began on Jan. 1. The OPEC report forecasts an uptick in the global demand for oil, based on a projection of global economic growth of 3.2 percent in 2017. The OPEC report anticipates that global daily […]

Trump Trade Tantrum Fear Puts U.S. Shale in Korea Spotlight

South Korea is looking at the energy sector to rebalance its trading relationship with the U.S. and deflect President-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric. The sixth-largest exporter of goods to the U.S. wants to reduce its trade surplus with the world’s top economy to avoid being named a currency manipulator. South Korea sees more U.S. shale […]