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2017 Oil & Natural Gas Industry Day at the Louisiana State Capitol Grounds

  The oil and natural gas industry is essential to Louisiana’s economy, produces some of the highest paying jobs in all 64 parishes and is the No. 1 private investor in Louisiana’s coast. Tuesday, May 2, is a pivotal day for our state’s industry this year. Show support by joining us in Baton Rouge and...Read More »


Louisiana’s oil and natural gas industry is doing its part for the coast. It has for decades.

The oil and natural gas industry has been an economic partner and steward of Louisiana’s working coast for more than a century. It is providing a significant portion of the funding that will make the Coastal Master Plan a reality. Any honest evaluation of the past, as well as the efforts to protect the future,...Read More »


Energy startup, with Lafayette office, forms

ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT Jan 17, 2017 – 8:22 am SLANT Energy, a startup exploration and production company with offices in Lafayette and Wichita Falls, Texas, has secured a $30 million equity commitment from Dallas-based Pearl Energy Investments.  SLANT, which stands for South Louisiana and North Texas, will focus on developing shallow, conventional oil and gas fields...Read More »


Experts: $100 oil bad, Gulf promising

Ken Stickney , kstickney@theadvertiser.com 5:42 p.m. CT Jan. 24, 2017 Panelists, seated, prepare for Tuesday discussion.(Photo: Ken Stickney, The Daily Advertiser) Expert insights on the oil and gas industry Tuesday provided these surprising opinions at an International Society of Automation luncheon in Lafayette: $100-a-barrel crude oil is a bad thing. Offshore exploration and production will bounce back — big....Read More »


BP Thunder Horse South Expansion Starts Up Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

Release date: 23 January 2017 Deepwater Gulf of Mexico start-up expected to add 50,000 barrels of production, marking latest major investment in U.S. offshore region HOUSTON – BP today announced that it has started up the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico 11 months ahead of schedule and $150 million...Read More »


CPRA Needs to Hear from the Working Families of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is calling for public comment on the released draft of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The oil and natural gas industry is the state’s No. 1 private investor in Louisiana’s coast. As the working families and supporters of the industry in Louisiana, you know the coast is critical...Read More »


Standing together in 2017

2017 marks our fourth year proudly advocating for and raising awareness of the importance of the oil and natural gas industry and all the benefits it brings to Louisiana.   We want to thank all of the working families who support the industry and continue to join with us to educate our neighbors, friends and...Read More »


Louisiana appears on ‘Judicial Hellholes’ list

Gov. Edwards’ good ol’ boy approach to litigation lands Louisiana on U.S. ‘Judicial Hellholes’ list via Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch BATON ROUGE, LA— Gov. John Bel Edwards’ controversial push to hire his top campaign supporters to represent the state in lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars earned Louisiana a spot on the American Tort Reform...Read More »


BP’s long-term commitment to Gulf of Mexico with Mad Dog Phase 2

One of BP’s most anticipated projects in the Gulf of Mexico has been approved, highlighting the company’s long-term commitment to the United States. Mad Dog Phase 2 will be the second platform constructed in the super-giant Mad Dog field and will be capable of producing 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up...Read More »


Shell donation leads to miles of restoration across Louisiana coast

Thanks to a $1 million grant from Shell Oil Co. to kick start the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Oyster Shell Recycling Program, more than 4.5 miles of reef habitat across the Louisiana coast has been created. The program has been named the largest of its kind nationwide and is moving into the second phase...Read More »


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