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 to Host Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Kickoff Nov. 16

oil rig and sunsetJoin us for the launch of the Gulf Coast Energy Outlook for 2019, a collaborative research initiative from the Center for Energy Studies and the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The event will be held November 16, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

The Outlook 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.

Learn more and register for the event 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.

Energy Summit™ 2018 puzzle piece  with oil rig

Energy Summit™ 2018 was held Wednesday, October 24, with special guest Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Many thanks to all of our speakers, sponsors and participants for making this year's conference a success.

Visit the Energy Summit™ page for more details.

CES Part of Recent NSF Financial Award to Study Gulf Coast Manufacturing Resiliencynsf logo

The LSU Center for Energy Study (CES) is part of a team led by Texas A&M University that was recently awarded a National Science Foundation planning grant to establish an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Resiliency Enhancement and Disaster-Impact Interception (READII) in the manufacturing sector. The new center will address the critical need for examining the Gulf Coast’s manufacturing sector and its supply chains to become more resilient to natural disasters, specifically hurricanes and floods.

Symposium: The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016
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On Monday, August 13, the Louisiana Geological Survey, with co-sponsor Baton Rouge Geological Society, presented a symposium on the flood that devastated much of the Baton Rouge area in August 2016.

The well-attended event featured individual presentations, a group panel discussion, and a public Q&A session. John E. Johnston III of the Louisiana Geological Survey served as symposium chair.

Read The Advocate's news story about the event here.

CES at a glance: Annual Report 2017AR_2017_thumbnail

The Center for Energy Studies' Annual Report 2017 is available online. The report provides a summary of one year's research and activities of the Center, Louisiana Geological Survey, Minerals Processing and Radiation Safety.  Featured in the report is a dedication to late Executive Director Allan Pulsipher, whom current Executive Director David Dismukes describes as "a catalyst for what the Center has become today."

Resolution Calls for LSU Center for Energy Studies, LSU Public Administration Institute to Analyze Mineral Tax Law

The Center for Energy Studies (CES) will take part in an analysis of the state mineral tax code, as directed by a senate resolution passed during the 2018 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 calls for CES, the LSU Public Administration Institute (LSU PAI) and the La. Tax Institute to analyze the state’s mineral revenues, taxes and exemptions and provide recommendations for improving the tax code.





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