The purpose of this study is to provide an economic impact analysis associated with the potential development of a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana. The analysis will not be limited to simply traditional economic impact measures but highlight the broader economic contributions made by the project that includes leveraging existing in-state and regional natural gas production and supporting energy infrastructure.
The study focuses primarily on the benefits created to specific Louisiana industries; and to a lesser extent, the broader impacts on Gulf coast industry outside of the state; it draws inferences and cites additional benefits created across the U.S. in terms of the industrial development benefits being generated by unconventional natural gas resources.
The federal wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), first enacted in 1992 to "jump start" a nascent, but promising industry, provides wind producers with a subsidy of $22 per megawatt hour of electricity generated. The PTC has been extended seven times, but is scheduled to expire under
current law on December 31, 2012.
The objective is to support the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program by reducing petroleum consumption and improving air quality in the five-parish non-attainment area (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes).
The project evaluates the impact of investment in the Port of Venice on Louisiana's offshore oil and gas industry.
This project provides support for the Louisiana Workforce Commission's (LWC) Occupational Forecasting project. The project will identify key employers, industry groups, and trade associations that are focused on developing green industries and increasing the number of green jobs.
This study will use industrial cluster analysis, regional input/output analysis and modeling, and geographic information systems in an interdisciplinary effort to identify geographic areas
The purpose of this project is to help prepare Louisiana for the possible federal regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to assure that the state's economic competitiveness is not compromised and that economic development opportunities are recognized.
The purpose of this proposal is to examine the offshore drilling industry and rig construction markets, and to investigate targeted issues relevant to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
The OCS of Louisiana and Texas remains a major supplier of domestic oil and gas, and it holds the potential for new supplies of energy, through imported LNG, wind and ocean energy, and natural gas hydrates.
The primary purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of the various fiscal effects, while the secondary goal is to actually estimate the magnitude of these effects.
The purpose of this proposal is to expand and update the current MMS descriptions related to service vessel and helicopter trips......
The purpose of this study is to update and refine the MMS bonding algorithm; describe the purpose, requirements, constraints and limitations of bonding mechanisms; and to develop alternative risk-adjusted bonding formulas for MMS review.
The purpose of this research will be to conduct a comprehensive examination of the concentration and industry-related changes in oil and gas related employment in Louisiana with a special emphasis in the relative regional changes between various Louisiana municipal areas.
The leading question in this review is: to what extent do coastal restoration activities benefit energy infrastructure and is there any way to value this potential benefit?
The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical assessment of marginal and lost production in the GOM and to inform policy makers of the role of marginal production through a comprehensive economic, environmental, and regulatory analysis.
This project proposes to investigate how the energy industry diversifies its risk exposure in general in the GOM, with a particular emphasis on insurance-related issues.
The focus of the study is now the effects of offshore development on the recreation and tourism sectors of coastal regions and communities.
Coordination of deepwater oil and gas exploration activities of LSU for pending proposal with Texas A&M University and other RPSEA partners.
Project examined the nature of LNG facility development in the Gulf of Mexico region and the impact that these facilities could have on the regional economy of the Gulf.
This project is to examine four (4) alternative uses of offshore structures in the Gulf of Mexico Region: artificial reefs, wind power, mariculture, and geologic sequestration/enhanced recovery.
This study examines resource growth, technical discovery success, and exploration efficiency to assess the attractiveness and prospectivity of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico deepwater and the deep shelf.
This three year project will assist the MMS in developing baseline and scenario information that is regularly used in the development of Environmental Impact Statements as required under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).
This project will update the information from the earlier study, so that the most current, up-to-date information about OCS-related infrastructure in the region will be available for Federal and State decision-makers.
This project is comprised of two parts: a labor needs analysis and ports infrastructure needs analysis.
The focus of this project is on Louisiana's petroleum industry from the coastal zone into the Gulf of Mexico and into ever-deeper waters.
Information from the research has provided an advanced approach for targeting geologic "traps" where oil and natural gas may have collected.
Continued activities by the PTTC/Gulf Coast Region's Louisiana sector will be supported by a yearly DOE/AAPG budget of approximately $39,000.The Center for Energy Studies (CES) at LSU will continue to serve as the Regional Lead Organization (RLO) for Louisiana and the PI will be Wumi Iledare, the Director of the project.