Federal government announces largest oil and gas lease sale in US history
Posted on 10/24/2017 5:20:00 PM.

The Interior Department plans to put nearly 77-million acres in the Gulf of Mexico on sale for energy companies to perform oil and gas development. President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Don Briggs hopes energy companies will take advantage of the largest oil and gas lease sale in U-S history.

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Oil and gas industry stepping up along the Gulf Coast in wake of Harvey
Posted on 9/14/2017 3:15:00 AM.
The Oil and Gas Industry is helping with recovery efforts in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. President of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Chris John says when Harvey hit, it knocked about 12-percent of the refining capacity for this nation offline. He says when times are tough, the oil and gas sector steps up to the plate.
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Vice President Pence: 'We will make America prosperous again'
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:03:00 PM.

Vice President Mike Pence echoed many of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises when he told a crowd in Port Allen the administration will make America prosperous again. He says the president’s leadership is already making a remarkable difference in the economy. He says businesses are responding to the president’s call to buy American and hire American.

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Report: Louisiana one of two states to see decline in wages from 2013 to 2016
Posted on 5/9/2017 2:03:00 AM.

Louisiana is one of just two states to see a decline in median wages between 2013 and 2016, according to Governing magazine’s analysis of federal data. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says that’s not surprising because the Bayou State has been in a recession since August of 2015.

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Oil and gas sector sees first over the month employment gains since 2014
Posted on 3/29/2017 11:20:00 AM.

Mining and logging jobs in Louisiana, which includes the oil and gas sector, saw over the month gains for the first time since October 2014. That’s according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission who says employment in this employment sector rose by 200 from January to February. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says the primary reason for this is the slowdown of job loss in the Houma and Lafayette areas.

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Spirits high for annual Louisiana Oil and Gas Association summit
Posted on 3/9/2017 12:20:00 AM.

There’s a renewed sense of optimism for the oil industry, according to the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, who host their annual summit today in Lake Charles. LOGA Vice President Gifford Briggs says higher oil prices aren’t the only thing contributing to their uplifted spirits.

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Not much change expected for Louisiana's economy next year
Posted on 12/29/2016 4:04:00 AM.

Louisiana’s economy isn’t expected to change much in 2017. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says some areas will continue to do better than others. Scott says Baton Rouge and Lake Charles have a number of industrial projects that will get underway next year, but oil-dependent areas won’t be so lucky.

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Slowed oil production not likely to lead to more drilling in Louisiana
Posted on 12/1/2016 4:42:00 AM.

OPEC members have agreed to slow crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting next year. The announcement led to an 8% increase in oil prices as they were trading at around $50 a barrel. Director of LSU’s Center for Energy Studies, David Dismukes, says it’s a nice sign for Louisiana’s oil industry, which is lagging because of low oil prices.

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Legislators to discuss coastal parish lawsuits against oil and gas companies
Posted on 10/19/2016 1:00:00 AM.

A state legislative committee meets this morning to discuss on lawsuits against oil and gas companies by five coastal parishes, claiming these companies polluted and destroyed their land. House Natural Resources Chairman Stuart Bishop of Lafayette says there has been a lot of talk about these lawsuits and he wanted to have a public discussion.

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LOGA: Encouraging signs for oil and gas
Posted on 6/19/2016 10:22:00 AM.

The head of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says there are some encouraging signs for the struggling industry. LOGA President Don Briggs says one positive sign is that oil prices are near $50 a barrel, after falling to $26 in February.

“That’s darn near 100% increase in prices so any increase right now makes our producers a lot happier,” Briggs said.

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