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.

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LSU Presidential Podcast Features CES's Dismukes

CES Executive Director and Professor David Dismukes appears on the June 30 episode of On Par with the President, a podcast hosted by Louisiana State University President William F. Tate IV. In this segment, Dismukes discusses gasoline prices, energy, the global impact of Louisiana’s energy industry, and more.

The On Par podcast features LSU students, faculty, or staff who are at the very top of their game about their journey to success, setting and fulfilling goals, creating a legacy, and a variety of other topics.


New Report Provides Policy Makers Guidance on Plugging and Abandoning Offshore Wells

report cover showing oil rig in sunsetCenter for Energy Studies faculty have collaborated on a new paper that examines offshore well plugging and abandoning (P&A) liabilities and provides guidance to federal policy makers during the formulation of P&A programs. Part of an oil and gas research initiative at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, the study identifies at least three objectives of potential P&A programs: reducing future financial P&A liability for tax payers, lowering environmental risk, and preserving or increasing employment while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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