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
Dec 18 49
Jan 19 44
Feb 19 58
Mar 19 42
Apr 19 54
May 19 42
Jun 19 64
July 19 60
Aug 19 52
Sep 19 45
Oct 19 104
Nov 19 52
Dec 19 45

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
Dec 18 66
Jan 19 63
Feb 19 64
Mar 19 59
Apr 19 64
May 19 63
Jun 19 70
Jul 19 66
Aug 19 61
Sep 19 60
Oct 19 58
Nov 19 56
Dec 19 58

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
Jan 19 $58.17
Feb 19 $63.18
Mar 19 $65.79
Apr 19 $70.45
May 19 $68.98
Jun 19 $61.30
Jul 19 $62.87
Aug 19 $58.44
Sep 19 $61.10
Oct 19 $57.16
Nov 19 $61.68
Dec 19 $63.53
Jan 20 $61.38

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
Jan 19 $3.00
Feb 19 $3.16
Mar 19 $2.79
Apr 19 $2.42
May 19 $2.34
Jun 19 $2.19
Jul 19 $2.29
Aug 19 $1.96
Sep 19 $1.96
Oct 19 $2.06
Nov 19 $2.55
Dec 19 $2.05
Jan 20 $1.85

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources