Protesters arrested ahead of New Orleans oil lease sale

Protesters arrested ahead of New Orleans oil lease sale

Four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales were arrested Tuesday (Aug. 23) at the Elmwood building where the leasing agency has offices, an attorney said. The four were among about a dozen protesters who walked to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office building with a copy of an online petition they said had garnered […]

4 Arrested in Protest Against Federal Oil Lease Sales

4 Arrested in Protest Against Federal Oil Lease Sales

Four protesters opposed to federal oil lease sales were arrested Tuesday at the suburban New Orleans building where the leasing agency has offices, an attorney said. The four were among about a dozen protesters who walked to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office building with a copy of an online petition they said had garnered […]

Louisiana flooding: Live updates, Thursday road closures

Louisiana flooding: Live updates, Thursday road closures

The Louisiana Flood of 2016 has claimed 13 lives so far and many roads are still flooded Thursday (Aug. 18) throughout the state, including a portion of Interstate 10 in Lafayette. Residents are trying to get back to their homes to survey damage after a slow-moving weather system dumped as much as two feet of rain in 48 hours. At least […]

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A Clear Message: Extortion

A Clear Message: Extortion

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association This past Thursday the District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, Keith Stutes, announced the filing of litigation against 49 oil and gas defendants on behalf of Vermilion Parish. This suit follows the same misguided thought process of the lawsuits recently filed by Cameron, Jefferson, and […]

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

By Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Industry once again finds itself facing additional, overly burdensome regulations from the Federal government. This past Thursday, July 14th, 2016 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) announced their updated financial assurance and risk management requirements for offshore leases. The agency believes these requirements will help […]

Commissioner’s Authority Upheld

Commissioner’s Authority Upheld

By: Don Briggs President, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association So many times our companies walk into the courtroom and look at the next few years fly by as they spend their time in painfully draining litigation. However, with the recent refusal by the Louisiana Supreme Court to consider an appeal by St. Tammany Parish and […]

Oil refiners face reprieve as maintenance tames fuel glut

Oil refiners reeling from tumbling profits can expect some reprieve in the coming weeks as lower production will tame a huge global excess of gasoline and diesel. Dozens of plants that will switch off for regular autumn maintenance will help slow the downward spiral in margins (the profit from refining crude into oil products) that have […]

Market Currents: Asian producers coming under pressure

Oh good. It’s only the second day of selling after the recent rampant rally, and yet we are already hearing renewed rhetoric from key producers. Iran is the subject of the latest rumors, said to have agreed to attend next month’s producer meeting in Algeria. Nonetheless, prices are ignoring this influence for now, and are […]

5th Circuit: State’s demand that Corps pay 100% of MR-GO restoration ‘premature’

Louisiana’s lawsuit demanding that the Army Corps of Engineers pay 100 percent of the cost of restoring environmental damage to wetlands along the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet is “premature” because the corps has not yet reached a final decision on the restoration plan that can be challenged in court, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday […]

Noble Energy to Present at Upcoming Energy Conference

This post was originally published on this siteHouston, Aug. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that David L. Stover, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO, will present at the Barclays’ 2016 CEO Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time.  The presentation will be webcast […]

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VAALCO Energy Announces Resumption of Production at Avouma Well

This post was originally published on this siteHOUSTON, Aug. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY) today announced that the secondary electric submersible pump (ESP) in the Avouma 2-H well on the Avouma Platform offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin Permit was recently started and the well is now producing at a stable […]

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Marathon Oil to Participate in Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

This post was originally published on this siteHouston, Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that Lee Tillman, Marathon Oil president and CEO, will present at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:25 a.m. EDT. A live webcast of the remarks, as […]

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Obama pledges to support Louisiana flood victims ‘after the TV cameras leave’

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