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This is 100% networking, bringing together the Ark/La/Tex oil & gas industry to network and celebrate the busiest drilling and production scene in Louisiana!
No matter how hard we may try, humans are always going to need oil.Some environmentalists want to ban drilling, stop building pipelines and close refineries and petrochemical plans. But even renewable energy companies need lubricants, paint and chemicals. Electrification will not be the end of oil.Crude has a million applications beyond combustion. We may need less oil in the future, but the real challenge is how to extract it sustainably and affordably.
A federal review of the U.S. oil and gas leasing program is generating a fierce backlash from the hundreds of companies that operate fracking operations in the vast expanses of the Western U.S. Ahead of the formal launch of that Interior Department process Thursday—an event that will feature opening remarks from newly minted Secretary Deb Haaland followed by hours of testimony from stakeholders—environmental groups are putting their weight behind proposals to raise royalty rates and increase minimum bids. Annually, offshore producers infuse federal coffers with tons of cash, paying for many government programs including the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the holy grail of U.S. conservation initiatives. In recent months, however, federal revenue generated from the offshore industry has dipped below onshore revenue, a marked flip in historical trends.
“The Legislature doesn’t often set up a statute because a trial lawyer put it in a settlement agreement,” said Senate Natural Resources Chairman Bob Hensgens. “I can see where people might want to get really detailed about how the money is spent and collected, and I can see people wanting to follow what the plaintiff attorneys ask for, and I can see maybe people trying to look at alternative ways forward. I’m not sure which approach has the votes to pass right now.”
“It is disappointing that some elected officials have sided with plaintiffs’ attorneys in support of job-killing lawsuits and a flawed settlement scheme that could put our coast further at risk. Through these lawsuits, the government seeks to impose sweeping, retroactive liability on the entire oil and gas industry for activities carried out according to federal laws and regulations decades ago. This misguided attempt to rewrite history and penalize energy producers for legally conducted operations that have been endorsed and incentivized by state and local leaders for nearly a century is a distortion of the law dreamed up and marketed by plaintiffs’ attorneys, presumably to serve their own financial gain.
Capitol Park Museum
660 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
This is an opportunity for state leaders, employees, and stakeholders in the energy industry to gather and network in support of oil and gas initiatives. Come meet industry professionals and elected officials to discuss current issues and future opportunities for the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. This free event will be hosted by the Grow Louisiana Coalition and our valued partners, the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana at the Capital Park Museum in Baton Rouge on Monday, May 10 at 4 PM.
Los Paloma Sporting Range
This is 100% networking, bringing together the Ark/La/Tex oil & gas industry to network and celebrate the busiest drilling and production scene in Louisiana. The LOGA Sporting Clays Networking Shoot will employ a 4-man team format.
Oakbourne Country Club
Louisiana Energy Golf Open is a great way to reach oil and gas professionals in the Gulf Coast area while enjoying championship greens and course cuisine at its finest. The proceeds of the tournament will be used for LOGA Political Action Committees and supports a successful future for the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. Your sponsorship recognition will be visible way beyond the greens with the reach of LOGA's statewide network. Become a sponsor and start connecting!