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Terrebonne Parish: What do the candidates have to say?

October 31, 2023

Source: HTV Houma, Terrebonne Parish Presidential Debate, Oct 27. 2023 Source: WDSU 6 News, Oct. 30, 2023 Our energy industry creates jobs and economic investments and when it is hit with frivolous lawsuits, all the progress disappears. Lawsuits against oil and gas have done nothing for our parish except cost us energy jobs and wages. While other parishes have chosen to sue the energy industry, costing our state jobs and wages while delivering $0 for coastal restoration, Terrebonne Parish has stood firm against baseless coastal lawsuits for a decade, preserving...

Oil production in the Gulf is cleaner than elsewhere, report shows

May 25, 2023

Originally published in the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is cleaner than in other parts of the world, producing up to 46% less greenhouse gas emissions per unit of oil than the global average, according to a new report from the National Ocean Industries Association. The findings, touted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, show that Gulf oil produces less carbon emissions than oil production efforts in nations like Russia, China, Brazil, Iran, Iraq and Nigeria. In a prepared statement, Cassidy pointed to investments made by...

New Analysis: Louisiana’s Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Resources Provide Over $54 Billion in Economic, Trade & Job Benefits

May 22, 2023

New Analysis: Louisiana’s Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Resources Provide Over $54 Billion in Economic, Trade & Job Benefits   The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) and American Petroleum Institute (API) today released new analysis on the growing economic contributions of America’s natural gas and oil industry in all 50 states, including investment in Louisiana ranging from taxes and workforce wages paid to indirect and induced jobs in retail, manufacturing, agriculture and other sectors throughout the energy supply chain. The study, commissioned by API and prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Statement Regarding Louisiana’s CCS Primacy Application

May 1, 2023

STATEMENT REGARDING LOUISIANA’S CCS PRIMACY APPLICATION NEW ORLEANS – (April 28, 2023) – Following is a statement from Marc Ehrhardt, executive director of the Grow Louisiana Coalition, regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to seek public comment about Louisiana’s application to have primacy to regulate “Class VI” wells for carbon capture sequestration in Louisiana: “Whether it’s exploring the depths of the Gulf of Mexico or finding new ways to provide the world with energy, Louisianians are at the forefront of innovation. It’s been this way for a century. “Louisiana will lead again as...

New Orleans Pelicans team up with Chevron to host 2023 STEM Fest Signing Day

March 17, 2023

Photo credits New Orleans Pelicans via  The New Orleans Pelicans teamed up with Chevron to host STEM Fest at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Approximately 2,000 students engaged in hands-on learning and interactive demonstrations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The event featured robotics, video game coding, virtual reality, live performances, and Saints and Pelicans activities. A highlight of this year’s STEM Fest was a college signing event for six local high school seniors. Similar to top high school athletes committing to...

Louisiana’s Hewitt promises to shut down coastal litigation

March 10, 2023

Decision puts her at odds with GOP-endorsed gubernatorial foe Landry By Victor Skinner, The Center Square (The Center Square) — Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. Sharon Hewitt is promising to shut down all coastal litigation involving alleged damage from energy companies. “On my first day in office, I will instruct my Secretary of Natural Resources to immediately pause all coastal litigation,” Hewitt, the Senate majority leader, told the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association in Lake Charles on Monday. “I will not allow baseless litigation to be weaponized against the oil...