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Banning Energy Development Would Devastate Louisiana

lousiana  economic growth  federal leases  offshore development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 16, 2020

We’ve discussed the significant national impacts of policies touted by some (see here and here) that would effectively stop new natural gas and oil leasing and development on federal lands and waters, potentially weakening U.S. security, killing jobs, raising household energy costs and more.

The national numbers could be big and alarming. Still, most Americans probably can relate more easily to potential impacts where they live, work and raise their families. This post zeroes in on New Mexico. Another state where the potential is large for job losses, reduced economic activity and decreased revenues – for education and other state and local priorities – is Louisiana.

A new ICF analysis shows much is at stake in banning new federal leasing and development for Louisiana, which ranked third in the nation in 2019 natural gas production and ninth in oil production as of June 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Energizing Louisiana

analysis  lousiana  exports  wood mackenzie 

Reid Porter

Reid Porter
Posted August 31, 2015

Our series highlighting the economic and jobs impact of energy in each of the 50 states continues today with Louisiana. We started the series with Virginia on June 29. All information covered in this series can be found online here, arranged on an interactive map of the United States. State-specific information across the country will be populated on this map as the series continues.

As we can see with Louisiana, the energy impacts of the states individually combine to form energy’s national economic and jobs picture: 9.8 million jobs supported and $1.2 trillion in value added.

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Gallup Poll: Energy-Producing States = Best Job Creators

alaska  domestic energy  energy development  north dakota  ok  oklahoma  pennsylvania  texas  west virginia  energy-producing states  gallup  gallup poll  gallup poll on energy  lousiana 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 26, 2010

As we've mentioned on this blog many times, energy development is a primary driver of job creation. Developing the nation's abundant oil and natural gas resources could create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 

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