THE CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES (CES) is mandated to provide energy information and analysis that responds to the needs of the legislature, public agencies, and business and civic groups. The Center maintains some unique energy data bases and is the official repository of energy information from the state and The Energy Council. Staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.
CES will receive two grants totaling $15,000 from Campanile Charities, Inc., or CCI, in support of its annual energy conference, Energy Summit™.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline expansion is estimated to generate more than $829 million in new economic activity in 2017; more than 4,000 jobs and over $400 million in new wages.
CES is a proud local co-host of the HERWorld Energy Forum hosted by Pink Petro. This innovative one-day learning event will be hosted on March 8, 2017, with locations across the world participating at universities, companies and facilities via web streaming technology.
The multi-year project will examine the technical and economic feasibility of developing a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Louisiana’s industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Center for Energy Studies Assistant Professor Greg Upton has prepared a white paper titled, “Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat?: An Analysis of the Implications of the Oil Price Drop on the Louisiana Budget.” In the paper, Upton examines how the oil and gas industry has contributed to both the state’s finances and economy from a historical perspective.