Offshore pipelines serve a critical role in linking offshore oil and gas production
with onshore demand centers. The pipeline network in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is the largest and most complex offshore pipeline system in the
The purpose of this study is to provide an economic impact analysis associated with
the potential development of a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana. The analysis
will not be limited to simply traditional economic impact measures but highlight the
broader economic contributions made by the project that includes leveraging existing
in-state and regional natural gas production and supporting energy infrastructure.
The study focuses primarily on the benefits created to specific Louisiana industries;
and to a lesser extent, the broader impacts on Gulf coast industry outside of the
state; it draws inferences and cites additional benefits created across the U.S. in
terms of the industrial development benefits being generated by unconventional natural
The federal wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), first enacted in 1992 to "jump start"
a nascent, but promising industry, provides wind producers with a subsidy of $22 per
megawatt hour of electricity generated. The PTC has been extended seven times, but
is scheduled to expire under current law on December 31, 2012.
The objective is to support the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program by
reducing petroleum consumption and improving air quality in the five-parish non-attainment
area (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes).
This project provides support for the Louisiana Workforce Commission's (LWC) Occupational
Forecasting project. The project will identify key employers, industry groups, and
trade associations that are focused on developing green industries and increasing
the number of green jobs.
The purpose of this project is to help prepare Louisiana for the possible federal
regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to assure that the state's economic competitiveness
is not compromised and that economic development opportunities are recognized.
The OCS of Louisiana and Texas remains a major supplier of domestic oil and gas, and
it holds the potential for new supplies of energy, through imported LNG, wind and
ocean energy, and natural gas hydrates.
The purpose of this study is to update and refine the MMS bonding algorithm; describe
the purpose, requirements, constraints and limitations of bonding mechanisms; and
to develop alternative risk-adjusted bonding formulas for MMS review.
The purpose of this research will be to conduct a comprehensive examination of the
concentration and industry-related changes in oil and gas related employment in Louisiana
with a special emphasis in the relative regional changes between various Louisiana
The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical assessment of marginal and lost
production in the GOM and to inform policy makers of the role of marginal production
through a comprehensive economic, environmental, and regulatory analysis.
This three year project will assist the MMS in developing baseline and scenario information
that is regularly used in the development of Environmental Impact Statements as required
under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).
This project will update the information from the earlier study, so that the most
current, up-to-date information about OCS-related infrastructure in the region will
be available for Federal and State decision-makers.
Continued activities by the PTTC/Gulf Coast Region's Louisiana sector will be supported
by a yearly DOE/AAPG budget of approximately $39,000.The Center for Energy Studies
(CES) at LSU will continue to serve as the Regional Lead Organization (RLO) for Louisiana
and the PI will be Wumi Iledare, the Director of the project.