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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.

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.

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.