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 19 45
Jan 20 38
Feb 20 43
Mar 20 45
Apr 20 26
May 20 22
Jun 20 32
July 20 19
Aug 20 45
Sep 20 40
Oct 20 62
Nov 20 35
Dec 20 36

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 19 58
Jan 20 55
Feb 20 51
Mar 20 48
Apr 20 42
May 20 36
Jun 20 33
Jul 20 30
Aug 20 61
Sep 20 37
Oct 20 38
Nov 20 39
Dec 20 41

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 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
Sep 20 $41.04
Oct 20 $40.79
Nov 20 $42.43
Dec 20 $48.49
Jan 21 $54.20

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 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
Sep 20 $1.86
Oct 20 $2.03
Nov 20 $2.48
Dec 20 $2.52
Jan 21 $2.60

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources