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
Nov 16 58
Dec 16 32
Jan 17 77
Feb 17 59
Mar 17 84
Apr 17 55
May 17 52
Jun 17 75
Jul17 0
Aug 17 0
Sep 17 44
Oct 17 77
Nov 17 72
Dec 17 43

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
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
Aug 17 67
Sep 17 66
Oct 17 64
Nov 17 60
Dec 17 62

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
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
Sep 17 $48.41
Oct 17 $57.74
Nov 17 $62.61
Dec 17 $63.34
Jan 18 $67.80

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
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
Sep 17 $2.87
Oct 17 $2.81
Nov 17 $2.83
Dec 17 $2.67
Jan 18 $3.44

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources