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Edwards urges Senate committee to lift offshore lease moratorium

While testifying in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 13, Gov. John Bel Edwards asked that the pause on...

Abandoned oil well bill passes Louisiana House

The Louisiana House of Representatives has unanimously passed HB662, which would exempt oil produced by abandoned oil wells from severance tax, Louisiana Illuminator reports. The bill, introduced...

API’s Sommers tours Louisiana to fight offshore drilling ban

Mike Sommers, chief executive officer of the American Petroleum Institute, got the whirlwind tour of Louisiana last week, meeting with membership companies and politicians...

Landry leads 13-state lawsuit to overturn lease ban

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a 13-state lawsuit against the Biden administration for what he calls “an attack on American energy independence,...

Edwards named chairman of OCS Governors Coalition

The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition announced March 22 that Gov. John Bel Edwards has been selected as its new chairman. Formed in 2011,...

Bill could make Louisiana a hub for carbon capture and sequestration

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy has joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing the nation’s first comprehensive carbon dioxide infrastructure package, which could make...

Loren Scott, Scott Angelle to headline May 5 energy webcast

Louisiana economist Loren Scott and Scott Angelle, director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Interior under...

Landry authorizes lawsuit settlement between oil company, state

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on March 4 that he has signed off on a deal to resolve litigation involving an oil-and-gas company...

GAO cites BSEE improvements under Angelle

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office's biennial High-Risk Series Report cited the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) for progress in addressing...

BC&I revisiting Marathon Oil’s controversial ITEP request

The Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry on Wednesday will again consider whether to grant Marathon Oil’s controversial request for a property tax abatement...

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