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David Dismukes: Reading the tea leaves

On Nov. 30, OPEC heralded a new agreement to reduce the cartel’s collective production, in concert with many other large producing, non-OPEC states, by...

Insight: Sue or get out of the way

On Sept. 21, 2016, a letter was signed and sent by Gov. John Bel Edwards to multiple coastal parishes in the state of Louisiana...

Insight: Increasing awareness, guidance and insight among construction firms

Based on fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, the four most dangerous occupations are loggers, fishermen, aircraft pilots and extraction workers, according to...

Other ways in which the energy world is changing

Over the past two years, most energy market discussions have focused almost exclusively on production, or supply-oriented factors impacting global energy markets. Supply-side trends, particularly...

Insight: Tax changes take aim at industry

So I’m a Dow baby. That’s right. Like so many in Louisiana, my dad spent three decades “at the plant,” joining the multinational manufacturer...

Insight: Our structural workforce gap

Despite years of attention, a large share of Louisiana’s population continues to live in poverty at the same time that business and industry is...

Insight: Are oil prices bouncing back?

There are some that anticipate (and hope) that crude oil markets are starting to rebound from the abysmal price deflation seen over the past...

Insight: Ready for a new story

And the hits just keep on coming. Employers in Louisiana have felt the pinch over the last year of an economy in recession, billions...

What today’s manufacturers should know about patent law

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, intellectual property can comprise up to 80% of the value of a company’s knowledge portfolio, and theft...

Insight: Louisiana’s natural gas export opportunities

It is difficult to believe that almost eight years ago, increased natural gas demand and declining U.S. natural gas production was positioning the country...

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