Times Picayune: Corps of Engineers raises questions about St. Tammany fracking permit

Times Picayune: Corps of Engineers raises questions about St. Tammany fracking permit

NOLA.com reports: The Army Corps of Engineers has raised concerns about a controversial proposal to frack for oil near Mandeville, stating among other things that steps to avoid wetlands impacts have not been taken and noting other possibly less problematic drilling sites have not been considered. The letter the corps issued to Helis Oil & […]

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Shreveport Times: Don Briggs: Support oil and gas, bolster U.S. security

Shreveport Times: Don Briggs: Support oil and gas, bolster U.S. security

The Shreveport Times reports: Don Briggs writes: Energy independence is the popular talk at the water cooler. However, it is vital to understand that energy independence walks hand and hand with energy security. It is a marriage that is a necessity for the future of the United States’ national security. Why does the current instability […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Advocate: Quin Hillyer: Why the wetlands lawsuit is pure poison

The Advocate: Quin Hillyer: Why the wetlands lawsuit is pure poison

The Advocate reports: Quin Hillyer writes: Environmental plaintiffs’ attorney Gladstone Jones is taking Louisiana taxpayers for a very bad ride. Author/activist John Barry gave Jones the keys. Even if their intended destination is laudable, their chosen vehicle and operation thereof have both been unconscionably reckless. While serving on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E), […]

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A Marriage Of Independence and Security

A Marriage Of Independence and Security

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Energy independence is the popular talk at the water cooler. However, it is vital to understand that energy independence walks hand and hand with energy security. It is a marriage that is a necessity for the future of the United States’ national security. Why does the […]

By July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Disconnect From The Truth

A Disconnect From The Truth

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Louisiana has become ground zero for environmental groups to wage war against a time-tested industry. In a time period of blogs, social media and websites with no accreditation, if it is said on the “web”, then it must be true? The environmental front is that squeaky […]

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Much Work Ahead for Oil and Gas

Much Work Ahead for Oil and Gas

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association The oil and gas industry was faced with several tough issues this Louisiana Legislative Session. The hot topic for debate was the pieces of legislation that would combat the hundreds of abusive lawsuits that are plaguing the oil and gas industry. Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, […]

By June 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NBC News: ‘We Will Fight’: Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for Water Supply

NBC News reports: IDEAL, South Dakota – Facing the sunrise on a frigid morning, Rosebud Sioux tribal leader Royal Yellow Hawk offered an ancient prayer in song, his voice periodically muffled by the whistling prairie wind. Behind Yellow Hawk was a cinematic scene from another century: 30-foot-tall tipis arranged in a half circle, quickly brightening […]

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Reuters: Exxon, Alaska file permit request to export Alaska natural gas

Reuters reports: (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp , its partners and the state of Alaska are seeking federal permission to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a multibillion-dollar project that includes an 800-mile pipeline cutting across the state from Alaska’s North Slope, the group said on Monday. The development is part of a series of […]

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ABC News reports: Oil Prices Rise Above $104; Natural Gas Sinks

ABC News reports: The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell […]

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Bloomberg: U.S. Shale Will Drive LPG Ship Market Growth, Latsco Says

Bloomberg reports: Increased U.S. exports of liquefied petroleum gas amid higher shale oil production will boost demand for ships that carry gases such as propane, butanes and ethane, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, director of Athens-headquartered Latsco Shipping Ltd., said. Shipments of LPG from the U.S. rose to a record 506,000 barrels a day in April, up 65 […]

By July 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Times Picayune: Devon Energy sheds north Louisiana properties as part of $2.3 billion sale

Times Picayune: Devon Energy sheds north Louisiana properties as part of $2.3 billion sale

NOLA.com reports: Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. said on Monday (June 30) it will sell interests in natural gas-rich fields across the country for $2.3 billion, a final push in the company’s effort to trim down its holdings nationwide. The deal includes more than 100,000 acres in Louisiana. Houston-based Linn Energy will purchase the assets, […]

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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 […]

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Forbes: GOP Senators Question Inspector General’s Right To Probe Fracking

Forbes reports: The Environmnental Protection Agency’s inspector general defended Friday his right to investigate pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing, after a posse of Republican senators from petroleum-rich states questioned his authority. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Thomas Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, and David Vitter of Louisiana sent a letter in […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Energy Global: US Energy Secretary tackles gas infrastructure challenges

Energy Global reports: Prolific natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota has upended the traditional flow of oil and gas as new areas become hubs for fuel supplies. Now, the Department of Energy is looking for recommendations on how to get that energy supply […]

By July 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Bloomberg: Natural Gas Falls a Third Day as U.S. Gas Inventories Increase

Bloomberg reports: Natural gas futures in the U.S. dropped for a third day to the lowest level in almost eight months as inventories rebounded at the quickest rate since 2001. Natural gas for August delivery fell as much as 2.7 percent to $3.844 per million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →