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:


Other units affiliated with CES:





GCEO cover2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Now Available

The 2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook, a collaborative research initiative from the Center for Energy Studies and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast and reports on upstream oil and gas production, downstream refining and petrochemicals, as well as the contribution of the energy sector to the broader Gulf Coast economy. The report includes forecasts of future employment in relevant energy sectors.

2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook is available here.


The Center for Energy Studies Announces Two Faculty Positions

The Center for Energy Studies has announced two faculty position openings.

Learn more and apply:


Director and Associate Professor of Research position open for the Louisiana Geological Survey.  The Associate Research Professor / Director develops the program, faculty and staff of the Louisiana Geological Survey which is recognized for its preeminence interpreting important geological features, resources, and processes that impact and benefit Louisiana. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Studies. Click here for more information.




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