LSU Center for Energy Studies



THE CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES (CES) is mandated to provide energy information and analysis that responds to the needs of the legislature, public agencies, and business and civic groups. The Center maintains some unique energy data bases and is the official repository of energy information from the state and The Energy Council. Staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.

CES comprises the following units:


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Energy Summit™ 2017 Set for October 18

The Center for Energy Studies will host its annual Energy Summit™ on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The theme for this year’s event is “Operating in a New Energy World.”

This year, the Center is pleased to feature guest speaker, John Wasik, award-winning journalist and author of Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla.

Groat Returns to Louisiana Geological Survey as Acting Director Groat

The Center for Energy Studies is pleased to announce that Charles “Chip” Groat, Ph.D., will serve as professor and acting director of the Louisiana Geological Survey.  Groat returns to LSU after many years in academia, government, independent research, and administrative positions.

Louisiana Geological Survey Presents Symposium on La. Coastal Geology Framework

The Louisiana Geological Survey will present the Louisiana Coastal Geology Framework Symposium on Wednesday, July 26, in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in LSU’s Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event begins at 9 a.m.

The symposium will feature a wide-ranging discussion of coastal Louisiana’s geological framework, featuring new interpretations. The event is cosponsored by the New Orleans Geological Society, Baton Rouge Geological Society, Lafayette Geological Society, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Economic Paleontologists & Mineralogists and the LSU Center for Energy Studies.


LSU Researchers Release Inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook  GEOC_thumbnail2

Researchers from the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the Center for Energy Studies have released the inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.  The publication provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast.


Dismukes Describes Energy Landscape at BR Rotary Luncheon

David E. Dismukes, executive director of LSU's Center for Energy Studies and professor with the College of the Coast & Environment, presented "Navigating through the Energy Landscape" at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 24.

CES Scholarships Awarded for 2017-18

The Center for Energy Studies has awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year to four students majoring in energy-related fields.


The CES 2016 annual report is now available.


Dismukes Outlines LSU’s Carbon Capture and Storage Research Project at NETL
CES Executive Director David Dismukes outlined LSU’s Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Research project at NETL March 14.

Campanile Charities, Inc., Awards Center for Energy Studies $15K
CES will receive two grants totaling $15,000 from Campanile Charities, Inc., or CCI, in support of its annual energy conference, Energy Summit™.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline will Bring Economic Impact of More Than $800 Million in 2017
Bayou Bridge Pipeline expansion is estimated to generate more than $829 million in new economic activity in 2017; more than 4,000 jobs and over $400 million in new wages.




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