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
Feb 21 16
Mar 21 52
Apr 21 35
May 21 68
Jun 21 42
Jul 21 55
Aug 21 42
Sep 21 52
Oct 21 51
Nov 21 37
Dec 21 73
Jan 22 54
Feb 22 53

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
Feb 21 48
Mar 21 46
Apr 21 53
May 21 53
Jun 21 52
Jul 21 51
Aug 21 48
Sep 21 39
Oct 21 47
Nov 21 49
Dec 21 48
Jan 22 58
Feb 22 60

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
Mar 21 $64.51
Apr 21 $63.73
May 21 $67.25
Jun 21 $72.91
Jul 21 $73.05
Aug 21 $68.51
Sep 21 $72.95
Oct 21 $82.29
Nov 21 $79.42
Dec 21 $73.54
Jan 21 $85.29
Feb 22 $94.11
Mar 22 $110.93

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
Mar 21 $2.53
Apr 21 $2.58
May 21 $2.80
Jun 21 $3.25
Jul 21 $3.71
Aug 21 $3.98
Sep 21 $5.78
Oct 21 $5.35
Nov 21 $4.95
Dec 21 $3.66
Jan 22 $4.29
Feb 22 $4.61
Mar 22 $4.78

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources