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
Mar 18 76
Apr 18 60
May 18 81
Jun 18 72
Jul 18 70
Aug 18 66
Sep 18 63
Oct 18 88
Nov 18 42
Dec 18 49
Jan 19 44
Feb 19 58
Mar 19 42

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
Mar 18 58
Apr 18 58
May 18 61
Jun 18 59
Jul 18 58
Aug 18 57
Sep 18 63
Oct 18 61
Nov 18 62
Dec 18 66
Jan 19 63
Feb 19 64
Mar 19 65

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
Apr 18 $69.46
May 18 $75.27
Jun 18 $74.58
Jul 18 $72.77
Aug 18 $72.77
Sep 18 $77.57
Oct 18 $78.87
Nov 18 $64.76
Dec 18 $56.01
Jan 19 $58.17
Feb 19 $63.18
Mar 19 $65.79
Apr 19 $70.45

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
Apr 18 $2.48
May 18 $2.61
Jun 18 $2.83
Jul 18 $2.79
Aug 18 $2.94
Sep 18 $2.97
Oct 18 $3.25
Nov 18 $3.57
Dec 18 $3.96
Jan 19 $3.00
Feb 19 $3.16
Mar 19 $2.79
Apr 19 $2.42

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources