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David Dismukes: An exceptionally uncertain time for energy markets

The last decade has completely changed the way most analysts look at energy markets. In the past, and particularly throughout the two decades prior...

David Dismukes: LNG’s changing fortunes

The shale revolution has facilitated considerable U.S. domestic natural gas production. Today there are multiple sources of prolific domestic natural gas production that keep...

Insight: A tenuous recovery

Crude oil has recently moved to some of its highest pricing levels since last October, when prices touched close to $85 per barrel (“Bbl”)...

Insight: Is it dangerous to work in industry? Are plants harming the environment?

Have you ever heard someone ask one or both of these questions? Did you feel equipped to discuss the issues, or did you dodge...

Industry Connections: When will ‘world class’ become our expectation for infrastructure?

I’m sick of driving on bad roads and sitting in traffic that doesn’t move. I don’t need to cite studies to highlight the condition...

Industry Connections: Uncertainty is the death knell for investment

Created in 1936 and reaffirmed in the constitution of 1973, Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) has been our state’s premiere economic...

Gifford Briggs: What is your plan?

Ready or not, Louisiana is in full election swing. With the election season comes campaign ads, mailers, social media blitzes, and  of course, promises...

Insight: Industry provides successful careers

There is no questioning industry’s large footprint in Louisiana, especially in the Greater Baton Rouge area. However, depending on a person’s background, he or...
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Insight: 2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook

This past November, the LSU Center for Energy Studies released its second Gulf Coast Energy Outlook. The full publication, which is available on the...

Industry Connections: Making an impact

I’ve spent my entire career working closely with Louisiana’s industrial sector. Refineries, chemical plants, storage terminals, other manufacturing sites, and the industrial contractors who...

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