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12/16/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (Insider subscription required)
“Louisiana’s oil and gas industry braces for Biden administration”

12/12/2020—The Advocate
"Shell Convent refinery shuts down this weekend; here's how that'll impact the parish"

11/23/2020—Acadia Parish
“Report: Worst may be over for oil and gas sector”

11/19/2020— WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
“What's the Forecast for Louisiana's Energy Industry?”

11/18/2020—Bossier Now
“The Worst May Be Over for Louisiana’s Oil & Gas Industry: LSU Report”

11/18/2020—The Center Square
“LSU report: Worst may be over for Louisiana oil-and-gas sector, but don't expect a big rebound”

11/18/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“2021 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook: Oil production will fall; 2,600 upstream jobs return”

11/18/2020—The Advocate
“Louisiana may have 'modest' oil and gas jobs growth by end of 2021”

11/17/2020--Utility Dive
"Everything old is new again: Why Big Tech is wrong about utility restructuring"

11/17/2020—American Press
“State’s energy future appears to be bright”

11/14/2020--The Advocate
"Shell is closing its Convent refinery; what does this mean for clean energy in Louisiana?"

11/9/2020—WBRZ TV
“Transition from oil, gas to renewable energy sources to majorly impact Louisiana”

11/6/2020— WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
“How big of a loss is the Convent oil refinery?”

10/28/2020--Houma Today
"What would Biden's oil plan mean for Louisiana?"

10/27/2020--The Advocate
"U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, in new TV ad, hits Joe Biden's comments about oil and gas industry"

10/23/2020--The Advocate
"What to expect from IberiaBank now that it has become First Horizon in Louisiana "

10/19/2020—10/12 Industry Report
“A new reality: South Louisiana industry undergoes a paradigm shift in the wake of a pandemic”

"Why Joe Biden's effort to promote new, green jobs would be a hit on oil-dependent south Louisiana"

10/8/2020--South Florida Sun Sentinel
"Hurricane Delta strengthening again, remains likely to hit Louisiana with life-threatening storm surge and up to 15 inches of rain"

9/25/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Insider (subscription required)
“Louisiana state government faring better than private sector on employment”

9/19/2020—The Advocate
“Our Views: If we're going to rise economically, U.S. and world recovery vital to our jobs”

9/16/2020—Daily Advertiser
“'Not a good forecast for the Lafayette area': Economist says 2023 before recovery”

9/15/2020—Daily Advertiser
“Louisiana Economic Outlook: Lafayette's 'big six' must lead recovery after COVID-19 downturn”

9/14/2020—The Advocate
“Peer into the Baton Rouge's economic recovery of all 'lost' jobs by 2022”

9/11/2020—The Advocate
“Lake Charles refinery still shuttered after Hurricane Laura but not because of why you might think”

8/28/2020—LPB’s Louisiana the State We’re In
“Forecasting Weaknesses, Laura Aftermath, Hurricane Katrina Remembered”

8/27/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Dismukes: Hurricane Laura’s impact on petrochemical industry likely to be minor”

8/24/2020—The Advocate
“Guest column: Joe Biden's ban on offshore drilling could wreck Louisiana's economy”

8/7/2020—The Advocate
"Restaurants, oil and gas, chemical and more: What we learned in our Louisiana economic summit"

“Connecticut Is the Most Energy Expensive State: Report-The weather's very hot, but you might want to think twice about cranking up the AC in Connecticut.”

7/16/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Slump in global demand reaches Louisiana petrochem, services sectors”

6/12/2020—LPB’s Louisiana the State We’re In
“Construction Concerns, Post Shelter Survey, Prehistoric Trip, Small Business Help”

6/10/2020—American Press
"Our View: Energy slump major problem for state"

6/8/2020—Houma Courier
“Forecast: Yearslong lull looms for Louisiana’s oil industry”

6/8/2020--The Advocate
"Yearslong lull looms for Louisiana's energy sectors hit by economic slowdown, energy slump"

5/29/2020—Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Crude prices up 70% in May, but don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet”

5/28/2020—Houma Courier
“Rebuilding America: 'A tough situation': Oil industry faces uncertain future”

5/28/20—The Center Square
“Louisiana Senate committee advances business tax rebate, tables oil tax cut”

5/28/2020—WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
“Where Do Things Stands with Bills Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry?”

5/20/2020--Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
"Dismukes: Oil price recovery has begun, but crude could remain below $50/barrel until 2028"

5/18/2020—The Moon Griffon Show
Asst. Professor Greg Upton discusses La. oil and gas sector outlook

5/14/2020—WWL First News
“What's the State Of the Oil and Gas Industry In Louisiana?”

4/23/2020—The Advocate
“LSU professor writes: Is it time for panic in Louisiana’s oil fields?”

4/21/2020—Talk 107.3 FM
"Mornings with Brian Haldane 4-21-20: Hour 1: Dr. Greg Upton joined the show to talk about the low oil prices.” 28 min. mark.

4/20/2020 – National Geographic (subscription required)
“We still don’t know the full impacts of the BP oil spill, 10 years later”

4/20/2020—The Advocate
“Oil prices tumble below $0; Louisiana trade group warns of potential halt to operations”

4/20/2020 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Oil futures drop to never before seen negative prices”

4/13/2020 – 10/12 Industry Report
“Saturation Point: What do low prices mean for ethylene and LNG projects planned for south Louisiana?”

4/13/2020 – Louisiana Radio Network
“Oil producers agree to reduce overproduction”

4/13/2020 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Historic oil production cuts mean ‘nothing’ for Louisiana, experts say”

4/9/2020 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“Bernhard Capital sewer deal comes as firm raises nearly $750M with new infrastructure fund”

4/7/2020 -- Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
"Oil and gas gets a double whammy"

4/7/2020 – 10/12 Industry Report
"David Dismukes: Irreparable changes are coming to the American oil and gas industry"

4/1/2020 – The New Orleans Advocate
“Gas is 99 cents at a few stations in Louisiana. That's good for drivers -- but bad for the state.”

3/30/2020 – The Advocate
“Bleak picture for Louisiana's oil and gas industry suffering from coronavirus and price war”

3/25/2020 – The Advocate
“Oil and gas is 'done' for 2020, energy economist says; gas as low as $1.29 per gallon in Louisiana”

3/24/2020 --Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
"Economists hopeful oil prices will stabilize by summer"

3/16/2020 – New Orleans City Business
"Drilling slowdown: What does it mean for the Gulf Coast?" (subscription required)

3/16/2020 – Brinkwire
“Oil Price Plunge: $30 A Barrel Level In Danger Of Falling Amid Coronavirus, Saudi – Russia Spat”

3/12/2020 -- The Washington Times
"Saudi Arabia-Russia oil price war pushes industry to tipping point" (subscription required)

3/12/2020 -- The Advocate
“Our Views: Another drastic drop in oil prices, but the world's economy still runs on energy”

3/10/2020 – New Orleans Public Radio -- WWNO
“Q&A: LSU Energy Studies Director Explains What the Oil Crisis Means for Louisiana”

3/9/2020 – The Advocate
“Oil prices fell amid decline in demand, coronavirus scare; Here's why that's not good for Louisiana”

3/9/2020 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“State economist wary of ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to oil price drop”

2/25/2020 -- 10/12 Industry Report
"How to usher in Louisiana’s roaring 2020s"

2/6/2020 -- BIC Magazine
“Gulf Coast could see over $300 Billion in new investments: Near-term outlook for U.S., Gulf Coast energy production continues to be solid”

2/6/2020 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“How new coronavirus affects Louisiana oil and gas industry”

1/14/2020 – 10/12 Industry Report
“Will oil demand plateau in the 2020s? Louisiana leaders say ‘maybe’”

1/7/2020 – The Advocate
"4 big topics addressed at the Baton Rouge 2020 economic outlook summit"


12/29/2019 -- The Advocate
"2019: A year of business headlines"

12/21/2019 -- Daily Advertiser
"Lafayette Parish's GDP down 5% since 2015, dropped from 4th to 5th highest in state"

12/10/2019 -- BIC Magazine
“Increased Gulf drilling expected to spur economic growth”

"11/7/2019 – Talk 107.3 FM
“Mornings with Brian Haldane” (6:15 min. mark)

11/6/2019 -- The Advocate
“U.S. Gulf Coast energy industry outlook cloudy amid global disputes”

11/6/2019 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
“LSU study: future is ‘cloudy’ for global energy markets, strong in Gulf Coast”

11/5/2019 – 10/12 Industry Report
"David Dismukes: An exceptionally uncertain time for energy markets"

9/26/2019 – Report News Agency (Azerbaijan)
"US on the way to leadership in LNG export"

9/24/2019 - The Advocate
"Baton Rouge construction lull likely over by 2020, lifting market by 11,700 jobs over next two years"

9/17/2019 - Houma Today
“Attacks on Saudi oilfields give leverage to Trump’s energy export policy”

9/16/2019 - The Advocate
“Attack on Saudi oil facility strips 5% of world supply from market; U.S. oil boom provides protection”

9/16/2019 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
"Saudi oil fields attack could spell bad news for Louisiana’s petrochemical boom"

9/13/2019 - Daily Energy Insider
"FERC to consider qualifying facility rates under PURPA during Sept. 19 meeting"

9/2/2019 - The Advocate
"Louisiana petrochemical contractors look for 'the next wave' of construction boom"

8/28/2019 -- WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio
"One Year Later, Louisiana Remains Vulnerable To Tariffs"

8/28/2019 – WRKF, Baton Rouge Public Radio
“One Year Later, Louisiana Remains Vulnerable to Tariffs”

8/20/2019 - The Franklin Sun
“Louisiana 'rainy day' fund contains $405 million”

8/19/2019 - 10/12 Industry Report
"$32B in construction projects are lined up through 2022. Can Louisiana handle it?"

8/13/2019 - 10/12 Industry Report
“David Dismukes: LNG’s changing fortunes”

8/1/2019 - E&E News
“Trump promised offshore jobs. That’s not happening.”

6/28/2019 - Talk 107.3 FM
“Dr. Greg Upton on Trade Wars”

6/26/2019 - The Advocate
“Delfin LNG project in Cameron Parish delayed for years”

6/23/2019 - The Advocate
“LSU energy analyst: Trump trade war could bring big economic pain to Louisiana”

6/21/19—LPB’s Louisiana the State We’re In (at 13:06 mark)
“Louisiana’s Crude Oil Industry”

6/17/2019 - Louisiana Radio Network
Tensions with Iran could lead to rising fuel prices

5/7/2019 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (Guest Column)
Is Louisiana Still an Oil and Gas State?

5/7/2019 - The Advocate
Anadarko now favors Occidental offer over Chevron deal that would have had more potential for Gulf of Mexico

4/24/2019 - The Advocate
Occidental says it outbids Chevron for Anadarko Petroleum; Chevron deal focused on Gulf of Mexico as well as Texas fields

4/22/2019 - Acadiana Advocate 
Unlike population decline after oil bust of the '80s, Lafayette Parish continues to grow

4/17/2019 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
LSU Oil & Gas Symposium: South Louisiana activity hits historic low

4/12/2019 - The Advocate
Chevron to buy Anadarko for $33 billion, boosting combined company's presence in Gulf

3/28/2019 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
3 economists recommended for Louisiana forecasting panel

3/10/2019 - The Advocate
Louisiana gas production rebounds to 2012 figures as drillers return to Haynesville; here's why

2/12/2019 - The Advocate
U.S. expects record oil production in 2019, 2020, may be good sign for Louisiana oil sector.

2/11/2019 - American Journal of Transportation
Oil & Gas Outlook

2/5/2019 - NY Times
A School Board Says No to Big Oil, and Alarms Sound in Business-Friendly Louisiana

1/29/19 - The Advocate
Louisiana 'disproportionately exposed' to Venezuelan oil targeted in U.S. sanctions

1/9/2019 - The Advocate
'You can't email somebody a cheeseburger': Notable quotes, facts about Louisiana's 2019 economic outlook

1/8/2019 - The Advocate
Louisiana economy well-positioned in 2019, but faces several of these headwinds

1/8/2019 - The Advocate
BP announces expansion of Atlantis production field in Gulf 150 miles south of New Orleans

1/5/2019 - Daily Comet, Houma Today
Report forecasts uptick in Gulf oilfield



12/26/2018 - New Orleans City Business
Year in Review: Louisiana energy export economy growing amid U.S. ‘shale revolution

11/16/2018 - The Advocate
LSU forecasters downgrade job growth outlook for Louisiana oil and gas sector.

11/16/2018 - Baton Rouge Business Report
2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook: Strong oil and gas production, complicated pricing forecast.

11/29/2018 - Fox News15 Lafayette

11/28/2018 - 10/12 Industry Report
Why an offshore recovery may never happen

11/27/18 - The Advocate
Eminent domain trial on Bayou Bridge pipeline begins with assertion that land worth only $1.11

11/16/2018 - Baton Rouge Business Report
2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook: Strong oil and gas production, complicated pricing forecast

11/15/2018 - 10/12 Industry Report
Will Louisiana remain a major energy player when oil is no longer king?

11/6/2018 - Baton Rouge Business Report
With Lafayette deal off, Bernhard’s efforts to get into utilities becomes more difficult

10/14/2018 - The Advocate
Despite rising oil prices, Louisiana's rig count holding steady; Here's why many in industry are optimistic

9/30/2018 - Houma Daily Courier
A ray of hope amid a four-year bust

9/23/2018 - Houma Daily Courier online
Tariffs and trade war are bad for Louisiana

9/22/2018 - The Advocate
Our Views: Danger of trade war grows

9/19/2018 - 10/12 Industry Report
David Dismukes: The dangers of trade protectionism for Louisiana

9/18/2018 - The Advocate
China's new retaliatory tariffs on liquefied natural gas, chemicals hit home for Louisiana

6/13/2018 - Engineering News-Record
Coalition of Experts Oppose Trump Order to Prop Up Coal, Nukes

5/1/2018 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
What do high oil prices mean for Louisiana?

4/23/2018 - The Advocate
Formosa picks St. James Parish for massive $9.4 billion chemical complex

3/8/2018 - The Advocate
Phone interview about BOEM offshore lease auction.

3/2/2018 - The Wall Street Journal
The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown: Their demand: Fork over billions to restore the eroding coastline or brave a drawn-out legal battle.

2/15/2018 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Industry leaders have ‘boring’ wish list to create the perfect petrochemical world



11/15/2017 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Will Louisiana remain a major energy player when oil is no longer king?

11/15/2017 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Insight: Taxing energy infrastructure

The Advocate: FERC quorum raises likelihood of pipeline approvals tied to LNG facilities

9/1/2017 - Fortnightly Magazine
Jobs, Electricity Prices and Renewable Energy Policies

7/20/2017 - Drilling Info
Drilling Info guest piece podcast

6/26/2017 - Daily Advertiser
Rolling the dice? Some stability seen in energy industry's future

6/24/2017 - The Advocate
Overall U.S. and Louisiana rig counts up from 2016, but onshore south Louisiana lags

6/21/2017 - Natural Gas Intelligence
Onshore Natural Gas, Oil Supply Pushing Gulf Coast LNG, Petchem Expansions, Says LSU

6/21/2017 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
With a number of massive projects in the works and a new lobby group, the liquefied natural gas industry is on the verge a major breakout in Louisiana

6/9/2017 - On LPB’s
Louisiana: The State We’re In.

6/1/2017 - The Times Houma/Thibodaux
'Big Oil' Decisions Loom

May 2017
New Orleans City Business, on MISO/Entergy

4/17/2017 - The Advocate
Oil prices holding steady, but U.S. production gains and future of OPEC cuts create uncertainty

4/1/2017 - Talk 107.3
on Gulf Coast Energy

3/16/2017 -
What will Louisiana see from Exxon's $20 billion 'Growing the Gulf' investment?

2/16/2017 - The Daily Advertiser
Upton: Economic implications of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

2/13/2017 - Baton Rouge Business Report
Industry confidence is buoyed by expectations of a business-friendly Trump administration

2/11/2017 - Washington County News
Protesters interfere with local discussion

2/11/2017 - Houma Today
Houma Today: Protesters interfere with local discussion

2/9/2017 - Houma Today
Strong emotions aired during pipeline hearing

2/8/2017 - The Hayride
LSU Says The Bayou Bridge Pipeline Will Be Good For Louisiana’s Economy

2/9/2017 - Inside Sources
As Louisiana Targets Economic Growth, Protesters Drown Out Local Voices at Bayou Bridge Hearing

2/8/2017 - Rigzone
Study: Louisiana Pipeline Would Create 4,000-plus Jobs

2/7/2017 - The Advocate
LSU study finds $830 million economic impact from proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline

2/8/2017 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
LSU study: Gulf Coast oil and gas to rebound in coming years

2/7/2017 - CL Bryant Radio Program
Minute 46

2/7/2017 - American Press
Officials tout pipeline benefits

2/7/2017 - Houma Today
Propane Association discusses new oil pipeline

1/11/2017 - The Advocate
Oil price projections in 2017 could mean millions for Louisiana



12/5/2016 - Louisville Public Media
Interview on proposed utility rate increases here Kentucky.

12/1/2016 - La. Public Radio
Slowed oil production not likely to lead to more drilling in Louisiana.

12/1/2016 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Insight: Valuing our energy infrastructure

11/30/2016 - The Advocate
OPEC agreement helps, but Louisiana needs even higher oil prices, experts say

11/18/2016 - The Advocate
$1.3 million federal grant awarded to evaluate facility to capture carbon emissions in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans industrial corridor

11/10/2016 - The Advertiser
In Trump, oil and gas sees turnaround

11/10/2016 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Louisiana oil and gas leaders see industry turnaround in Trump

10/24/2016 - The Advocate
Louisiana: Little faith in OPEC's promise to cut oil production, would welcome related price boost

9/24/2016 - The Advocate
Baton Rouge area adds 7,000 jobs while oil downturn plagues Lafayette, New Orleans

8/25/2016 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Other ways in which the energy world is changing

8/17/2016 - Bloomberg
Louisiana's Sinking Coast Is a $100 Billion Nightmare for Big Oil

7/26/2016 - The Advocate
West side's the best side: Port Cameron organizers plan $1.5 billion deepwater facility

7/19/2016 - The Advocate
Our Views: How Brexit bruises Louisiana's fortunes

5/29/2016 - The Advocate
Black gold, red ink: Oil’s spiral drowns the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale and a hoped-for economic boom. Link expired.

5/11/2016 - BR Business Report
What will the industrial boom look like in the long term?

3/12/2016 - The Advocate
U.S. oil, gas rig count cracks 1999 low; La. feeling the pain | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

3/1/2016 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
10/12 Industry Report: Some say lifting ban on oil exports is premature

2/18/2016 - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Will the end of the ban on exporting oil be good or bad for Louisiana? - Baton Rouge Business Report

1/31/2016 - The Advocate
Cheniere close to exporting LNG from Cameron amid turbulent market conditions

1/16/2016 - The Advocate
Oil bust may be worse than 1986 | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1/5/2016 - The Advocate
Louisiana, U.S. consumers could see dampened benefit from lifting oil export ban


12/28/2015 - Oilman
Lifting Export Ban Could Make Gulf Coast ‘Epicenter for Hydrocarbon Trading,’ Study Says

12/21/2015 – Daily Advertiser
Could La. become 'epicenter' of global energy trade?

12/17/2015 –
Scalise touts end to 40-year oil export ban, but upside in question

12/16/2015 – Shreveport Times
In sight: End to crude oil export ban

12/16/2015 – The Advocate
Our Views: Repeal of ban on oil exports in newest omnibus may provide market boost

12/8/2015 – Daily Advertiser
Voices: We must shift the discussion on lifting oil export ban

12/7/2015 – The Advocate
LOOP seeks customers for planned crude loading facility

12/5/2015 – Houma Today
LSU study deflates predictions on both sides of oil export debate

12/1/2015 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
LSU study claims lifting export crude ban would have little economic impact on Louisiana

10/24/2015 – The Advocate
Crude exports could put Louisiana at center of trade hub

10/22/2015 – Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
LSU economist says lifting crude oil export ban carries risks, potential benefits for Louisiana

4/22/2015 - 10/12 Industry Report
How does oil’s price plunge affect south Louisiana industrial expansion

3/14/2015 – The Advocate
Economists tell Louisiana Legislators to raise cigarette tax, cut inventory tax

1/31/2015 - New York Times
Louisiana Squeezed as Oil Prices Drop