Haynesville Shale

Energy giant BHP Billiton, which has taken a strong position in the Haynesville Shale, held a stakeholders meeting Wednesday at its Shreveport office to share results of a 2015 investor scorecard that ranked the transparency and disclosure of 30 of the largest oil and gas companies doing hydraulic fracturing as part of their drilling operations.

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.

Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s institute for 21st Century Energy, says natural gas is well positioned to lead the U.S. energy sector.

Chemical companies rely on it and demand from exports is brisk, according to Koch. With Louisiana’s energy infrastructure in place, he says the Haynesville Shale natural gas deposit will be busy again.

In an interview with Red River Radio, the American Petroleum Institute's Rayola Dougher voiced support for Cheniere Energy's proposed liquefied natural gas plant in South Louisiana. She said the Haynesville Shale gas field is perfectly positioned to the LNG export market.