LSU CES News 2010 List




Wall Street Journal Article References 1998 CES Study
A recent Wall Street Journal article quotes one of the Center’s early studies on safety risks of the aging oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

LGS Researcher Featured in Meteor Crater News Story
Louisiana Geological Survey research associate Paul V. Heinrich was recently featured in a TV news segment about a 10,000-year-old meteor strike in St. Helena Parish. The segment is part of New Orleans’ Fox 8 “Heart of Louisiana” series.

Energy Summit 2010 Slideshow and News Coverage
View photos from the Summit and read reports from local media.

Center for Energy Studies Completes Port Fourchon Emissions Research
The LSU Center for Energy Studies (CES), with Starcrest Consulting Group, LLC , recently completed an emissions inventory of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles
A Comprehensive One-Day Workshop for Public and Private Fleet Operators and Clean-Air/Clean-Transportation Policymakers
Thursday - November 4, 2010
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Louisiana Geological Survey Publishes Geologic Quadrangle Map for Monroe Area
As part of its legislatively mandated mission to map the state, the Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS , has published the Monroe South 30 x 60 minute Geologic Quadrangle map (1: 100,000 scale), which describes and illustrates the surficial, or surface, geology of the South Monroe area. The colorful 28” x 48” map identifies the various geologic formations, composition of the surface soils and locations of fault lines and waterways.

CES Researcher Webinar
Mark Kaiser will present a webinar hosted by Haliburton on Thursday, 23 September 2010 at 9:00 am.

Deepwater GOM Focus of Energy Summit October 26
The Center for Energy Studies will present Energy Summit 2010, Tuesday, October 26, at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event will feature John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil and author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies. Mr. Hofmeister is founder and chief executive of the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy.

The Second Annual Louisiana Oil & Gas Symposium
August 16-17, 2010. Dalton Woods Auditorium, Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Louisiana State University
For details and registration information, visit the BRGS website

CES Report Cited in Congressman’s Request
In a recent letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., cited a report by the Center for Energy Studies, titled “Idle Iron in the Gulf of Mexico.”


Louisiana Geological Survey Director Appointed to DOE Project Board
Professor Chacko John, Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) director and state geologist, has been appointed to the National Scientific Advisory Board for an alternate energy project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the Arizona Geological Survey.

Free Workshop on Clean, Renewable Fuel- Biodiesel
The Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition and the Clean Transportation Education Project (CTEP) are offering a free workshop on biodiesel fuels on July 15, 2010.

Dismukes Testifies before House Committee on Natural Resources
CES's David Dismukes testified June 30 at a congressional hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. The hearing was held to discuss proposed amendments to H.R. 3534, the “Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009.”

CES Research Note By Professor O. Iledare
Implications of the BP Macondo Catastrophe on Deepwater Exploration and Production Prospectivity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Region: A Perspective

Dismukes, Iledare Quoted in Fortune Article
CES professors Wumi Iledare and David Dismukes were quoted in Fortune's June 24 article on oil and gas industry regulation and economic impact.

Dismukes Contributes to Article on Drilling Moratorium
In a June 24 article on jobs at risk due to the ban on drilling, CES associate executive director David Dismukes estimates that 25,000 jobs could be at risk should the drilling ban remain in place.

CES Releases Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Overview of States’ Climate Action Measures
The LSU Center for Energy Studies (CES) has released a state-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, part of a project funded by Louisiana Economic Development and led by CES professional-in-residence Mike D. McDaniel.

Dismukes Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Oil Spill Article
In the May 19 online edition of The Christian Science Monitor, David Dismukes, associate executive director of the Center for Energy Studies, is quoted in a story about the possibility of BP continuing to develop the Macondo oil field. Dismukes states that BP would not likely walk away from the investment.

Center for Energy Studies hosts Entergy Louisiana’s Hurricane Preparedness Event
On Monday, May 24, the Center for Energy Studies hosted Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., as the companies held a “storm school” to discuss the companies’ preparations and to demonstrate the many factors that go into a major restoration effort.

Dismukes Quoted in Oil Expansion News Story
David Dismukes, associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, was quoted in a recent McClatchy News article on President Obama’s announced expansion of oil and gas exploration off U.S. coasts.

Center for Energy Studies Project Wins U.S. Department of the Interior Award
The U. S. Department of the Interior has selected the LSU Center for Energy Studies project, “History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana,” as the winner of its Cooperative Conservation Award, which recognizes achievements in collaborative activities among a diverse range of groups, including federal, state, local, and tribal governments, private for-profit and not-for-profit institutions, other non-governmental entities, and individuals.

CES Hosts Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition with DNR, DOE
The Center for Energy Studies is working in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the U. S. Department of Energy to support the efforts of the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition.

Louisiana Geological Survey to Continue Surface Geologic Mapping of State
The Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) has received a grant for $141,983 in funding from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for surface geologic mapping in Louisiana for fiscal year 2010 as part of the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Originally begun in the early 1990s, STATEMAP projects are conducted in annual cooperative agreements with the USGS.