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Louisiana Geological Survey Publishes Geologic Quadrangle Map for Monroe Area

As part of its legislatively mandated mission to map the state, the Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS , has published the Monroe South 30 x 60 minute Geologic Quadrangle map (1: 100,000 scale), which describes and illustrates the surficial, or surface, geology of the South Monroe area. The colorful 28” x 48” map identifies the various geologic formations, composition of the surface soils and locations of fault lines and waterways.

CES Researcher Webinar

Mark Kaiser will present a webinar hosted by Haliburton on Thursday, 23 September 2010 at 9:00 am.

Deepwater GOM Focus of Energy Summit October 26

The Center for Energy Studies will present Energy Summit 2010, Tuesday, October 26, at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event will feature John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil and author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies.  Mr. Hofmeister is founder and chief executive of the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy.

The Second Annual Louisiana Oil & Gas Symposium

August 16-17, 2010. Dalton Woods Auditorium, Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Louisiana State University
For details and registration information, visit the BRGS website

CES Report Cited in Congressman’s Request

In a recent letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., cited a report by the Center for Energy Studies, titled “Idle Iron in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Louisiana Geological Survey Director Appointed to DOE Project Board

Professor Chacko John, Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) director and state geologist, has been appointed to the National Scientific Advisory Board for an alternate energy project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the Arizona Geological Survey.

Free Workshop on Clean, Renewable Fuel- Biodiesel

The Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition and the Clean Transportation Education Project (CTEP) are offering a free workshop on biodiesel fuels on July 15, 2010.

Dismukes Testifies before House Committee on Natural Resources

CES's David Dismukes testified June 30 at a congressional hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. The hearing was held to discuss proposed amendments to H.R. 3534, the “Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009.”

CES Research Note By Professor O. Iledare

Implications of the BP Macondo Catastrophe on Deepwater Exploration and Production Prospectivity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Region: A Perspective

Dismukes, Iledare Quoted in Fortune Article

CES professors Wumi Iledare and David Dismukes were quoted in Fortune's June 24 article on oil and gas industry regulation and economic impact.

Dismukes Contributes to Article on Drilling Moratorium

In a June 24 article on jobs at risk due to the ban on drilling, CES associate executive director David Dismukes estimates that 25,000 jobs could be at risk should the drilling ban remain in place.

CES Releases Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Overview of States’ Climate Action Measures

The LSU Center for Energy Studies (CES) has released a state-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, part of a project funded by Louisiana Economic Development and led by CES professional-in-residence Mike D. McDaniel.

Dismukes Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Oil Spill Article

In the May 19 online edition of The Christian Science Monitor, David Dismukes, associate executive director of the Center for Energy Studies, is quoted in a story about the possibility of BP continuing to develop the Macondo oil field. Dismukes states that BP would not likely walk away from the investment.

Center for Energy Studies hosts Entergy Louisiana’s Hurricane Preparedness Event

On Monday, May 24, the Center for Energy Studies hosted Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., as the companies held a “storm school” to discuss the companies’ preparations and to demonstrate the many factors that go into a major restoration effort.

Dismukes Quoted in Oil Expansion News Story

David Dismukes, associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, was quoted in a recent McClatchy News article on President Obama’s announced expansion of oil and gas exploration off U.S. coasts.