Oil and Gas Statistics

Louisiana Drilling Permits

The Louisiana Drilling Permits statistics represents the number of drilling permits issued to drilling companies in Loiusiana.  The number indicates permits issued for all oil and gas wells.

Month/Year Number of Permits Issued
May 16 31
Jun 16 35
Jul 16 52
Aug 16 53
Sep 16 60
Oct 16 42
Nov 16 58
Dec 16 32
Jan 17 77
Feb 17 59
Mar 17 84
Apr 17 55
May 17 52
Jun 17 75

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Louisiana Rig Count

The statistics shown represent the number of drilling rigs operating in Louisiana.

Month/Year Number of Operating Rigs
Jun 16 45
Jul 16 44
Aug 16 42
Sep 16 40
Oct 16 46
Nov 16 51
Dec 16 48
Jan 17 51
Feb 17 52
Mar 17 54
Apr 17 59
May 17 63
Jun 17 65
Jul 17 70

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil Prices

The prices below are per-barrel, based on an average spot market price at the St. James terminal on the Mississippi River.

Month/Year Average Price Per Barrel
Jul 16 $46.54
Aug 16 $46.33
Sep 16 $46.84
Oct 16 $51.18
Nov 16 $46.06
Dec 16 $53.53
Jan 17 $54.04
Feb 17 $55.07
Mar 17 $50.69
Apr 17 $53.13
May 17 $50.55
Jun 17 $47.21
Jul 17 $48.61
Aug 17 $51.12

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Average Price Per Barrel.
Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Louisiana Natural Gas Prices

The prices shown for Louisiana Natural Gas is per MMBTU.

Month/Year Price Per MMBTU
Jul 16 $2.74
Aug 16 $2.68
Sep 16 $2.86
Oct 16 $2.97
Nov 16 $2.42
Dec 16 $3.39
Jan 17 $3.26
Feb 17 $2.84
Mar 17 $2.84
Apr 17 $3.01
May 17 $3.15
Jun 17 $2.87
Jul 17 $2.92
Aug 17 $2.88

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources