LSU CES News 2015 List



What If the Crude Oil Export Ban Were Lifted?
In a new Center for Energy Studies white paper, Gregory Upton, CES assistant professor, analyzes the potential economic implications of the removal of the export ban on crude oil. The study, titled “Crude Oil Exports and the Louisiana Economy: A discussion of U.S. policy of restricting crude oil exports and its implications for Louisiana,” takes into account implications of the ban in light of the recent shale boom, which has created historic increases in oil and gas production and has prompted Congress to consider whether the export ban is still in the best interest of the nation.

Upton to Speak at Saturday Science Oct. 31
Greg Upton, CES assistant professor, will discuss "Energy, Economics, and the Environment," Saturday, Oct. 31, in Room 130 Nicholson Hall.

Internship Opportunity
The LSU Center for Energy Studies is seeking a motivated graduate or undergraduate student in business or marketing to develop and execute a series of marketing plans for a range of energy-related products and services.

Wang Named Health Physics Society Fellow
Wei-Hsung Wang, professor at the Center for Energy Studies and director of the LSU Radiation Safety Office, was elected fellow of the Health Physics Society at its 60th annual meeting awards banquet in Indianapolis on July 14, 2015. The honor is limited to less than one-half of one percent of the society’s members.

Energy Summit™ 2015 October 21
The LSU Center for Energy Studies will host its annual Energy Summit™ on Wednesday, October 21, at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on the LSU campus.

La. Geological Survey Cartographers Take Top Prize at National Map Competition: Map in Library of Congress
Cartographers with the Louisiana Geological Survey at LSU have won “Best of Category in the Recreational/Travel Map Category” in this year’s Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Map Competition. Lisa Pond and Robert Paulsell’s “Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and Historical and Cultural Map” took the prestigious honor at the 42nd CaGIS Map Design Competition, for maps created in 2014, at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, March 7, 2015.

CES to Co-host Gulf Coast Power Association Special Briefing
The Center will co-host a one-day workshop titled "Gulf Coast Disaster Readiness: A Past, Present and Future Look at Power and Industry Readiness in MISO South" on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

New location: Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo, May 22, 2015
The Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo will be held May 22, 2015, at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

Kaiser Provides Insight into Decommissioning Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
In the presentation "Deepwater Cost Estimation & Removal Forecast in the Gulf of Mexico," CES Professor Mark Kaiser provides an analysis of decommissioning costs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dismukes: Outlook for the Louisiana market remains positive
CES Executive Director David Dismukes gave the keynote address at the "Industry on the Move: What's Next?" event Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Dismukes Featured Speaker at LSU Science Café April 28
CES Executive Director David Dismukes will be the featured speaker at the LSU Science Café on Tuesday, April 28, 5-7 p.m. at Chelsea's. He will give an update on some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the state’s energy industry.

LSU Power Players Awarded LIFT2 Grants
In early March, faculty representing all five of LSU’s research campuses were awarded grants totaling $500,000 through the LIFT2 Grant Program. More than $71,000 was awarded in support of energy-related research.


LSU Highlights Energy Research, Industry Partnerships
On February 18, LSU’s Office of Research and Economic Development, with Communications and University Relations, launched an initiative to promote the University’s considerable breadth and depth of energy-related research.

Dismukes Discusses Oil Prices, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
David Dismukes, CES executive director, presented "Energy Prices and the Outlook for the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale," to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Wednesday, January 28, 2015.