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:



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.

Center for Energy Studies Co-sponsors Energy Bar Association Meeting May 10

The LSU Center for Energy Studies will co-sponsor the 2017 annual meeting of the Energy Bar Association New Orleans Chapter on Wednesday, May 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event offers a full day of CLE and many opportunities for attendees to connect, including a networking reception after the program.


The CES 2016 annual report is now available.


11th Annual La. Groundwater, Surface Water, and Water Resources Symposium
The 11th Annual La. Groundwater, Surface Water, and Water Resources Symposium will be held April 11 & 12, 2017.

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.

CES Local Host for Pink Petro's HERWorld Energy Forum March 8
CES is a proud local co-host of the HERWorld Energy Forum hosted by Pink Petro. This innovative one-day learning event will be hosted on March 8, 2017, with locations across the world participating at universities, companies and facilities via web streaming technolog

DOE Awards CES-led Research Team $1.3 Million for Clean Energy Research
The multi-year project will examine the technical and economic feasibility of developing a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Louisiana’s industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

White Paper: Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat?
Center for Energy Studies Assistant Professor Greg Upton has prepared a white paper titled, “Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat?: An Analysis of the Implications of the Oil Price Drop on the Louisiana Budget.” In the paper, Upton examines how the oil and gas industry has contributed to both the state’s finances and economy from a historical perspective.




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