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
July 19 70
Aug 19 52
Sep 19 45
Oct 19 104
Nov 19 52
Dec 19 45
Jan 20 38
Feb 20 43
Mar 20 45
Apr 20 26
May 20 22
Jun 20 32
July 20 19

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
Jul 19 66
Aug 19 61
Sep 19 60
Oct 19 58
Nov 19 56
Dec 19 58
Jan 20 55
Feb 20 51
Mar 20 48
Apr 20 42
May 20 36
Jun 20 33
Jul 20 30

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
Aug 19 $58.44
Sep 19 $61.10
Oct 19 $57.16
Nov 19 $61.68
Dec 19 $63.53
Jan 20 $61.38
Feb 20 $53.96
Mar 20 $29.55
Apr 20 $19.27
May 20 $31.44
Jun 20 $39.48
Jul 20 $42.35
Aug 20 $44.00

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
Aug 19 $1.96
Sep 19 $1.96
Oct 19 $2.06
Nov 19 $2.55
Dec 19 $2.05
Jan 20 $1.94
Feb 20 $1.83
Mar 20 $1.64
Apr 20 $1.63
May 20 $1.68
Jun 20 $1.58
Jul 20 $1.85
Aug 20 $2.58

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources