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Solar power offers $6 billion opportunity for Louisiana, researchers say

Efforts by a task force created Gov. John Bel Edwards to recruit and launch carbon capture projects in Louisiana—as a way to reduce the...

Climate report can’t defend leasing pause, industry warns

If the Biden administration cites the Aug. 9 United Nations climate report as evidence to support keeping federal oil and gas leasing on pause,...

Funds earmarked for Port Fourchon channel deepening

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced that he has secured $1.5 million in the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies subcommittee bill...

State’s revenue recovery hampered by oil and gas slump, tourism

Despite historic declines at the beginning of 2020 as COVID-19 spread and slowed the economy, tax revenues for most states rebounded by the end...

API report: Nearly one quarter of Louisiana’s GDP is tied to oil and gas

More than 12% of Louisiana jobs and 23% of the state’s gross domestic product are tied to the oil and natural gas industry, according to a new analysis from The American Petroleum Institute that aims to highlight the industry’s importance in Louisiana.

Louisiana’s Dan Brouillette named division president at Sempra

Louisiana native Dan Brouillette, who served as U.S. Energy Secretary under former President Donald Trump, has been hired as president of a new division...

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,...

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