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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CES Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director Pulsipher allan

The faculty and staff of the Center for Energy Studies mourn the passing of former Executive Director Allan Pulsipher, Ph.D. Under his leadership, the Center saw significant advancement in terms of its externally-funded research, as well as faculty hires, publications, academic presentations and media citations. Allan was kind, funny, an excellent writer and a true scholar. We extend our sincerest condolences to Allan's family and close friends.

Read Allan's obitiuary here.

CES-led Team Awarded DOE Grant to Research Subsea C02 StorageCF

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intention to fund a cutting-edge research project, associated with offshore carbon capture and storage, for several LSU researchers who are working as part of a multi-regional team headed up by the Southern States Energy Board, or SSEB. The LSU-SSEB team was one of only two selected by DOE for this highly competitive research project. The team, led by Dr. David Dismukes, executive director, LSU Center for Energy Studies, includes researchers from the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering (Drs. Richard Hughes and Mehdi Zeidouni) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (Dr. Brian Snyder).

Highlights from Energy Summit™ 2017

On Oct. 18, the Center hosted its annual fall energy conference, Energy Summit™. This year’s event attracted a crowd of more than 150 attendees, including representatives from business, industry, government agencies, faculty and students.

Video by Rachel Handley, Tiger TV

CES Hosts Petroleum Administration, Fiscal Framework Workshop for Nigerian Officials Wumi

During the week of Oct. 16-20, the Center hosted a workshop for oil and gas regulators from Nigeria. The group of officials, representing the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria, were guests of CES Professor Emeritus Wumi Iledare, who serves as director of the Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Dismukes Named to National Petroleum Council npc logo
David E. Dismukes, professor and executive director at the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has recently been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.


CES Workshops: Success with 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Louisiana   Manual cover3

The Center for Energy Studies has teamed with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance to offer the "Success with 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Louisiana Workshop," providing area builders, contractors, subcontractors and code officials training on recommended practices for optimized energy savings.


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.


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.






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