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
Sep 17 44
Oct 17 77
Nov 17 72
Dec 17 43
Jan 18 59
Feb 18 64
Mar 18 76
Apr 18 60
May 18 81
Jun 18 72
Jul 18 70
Aug 18 66
Sep 18 63

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
Oct 17 64
Nov 17 60
Dec 17 62
Jan 18 60
Feb 18 60
Mar 18 58
Apr 18 58
May 18 61
Jun 18 59
Jul 18 58
Aug 18 57
Sep 18 63
Oct 18 61

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
Oct 17 $57.74
Nov 17 $62.61
Dec 17 $63.34
Jan 18 $67.80
Feb 18 $64.48
Mar 18 $65.15
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

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
Oct 17 $2.81
Nov 17 $2.83
Dec 17 $2.67
Jan 18 $3.44
Feb 18 $2.79
Mar 18 $2.96
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

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources