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 20 19
Aug 20 45
Sep 20 40
Oct 20 62
Nov 20 35
Dec 20 36
Jan 21 40
Feb 21 16
Mar 21 52
Apr 21 35
May 21 68
Jun 21 42
Jul 21 55

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 20 30
Aug 20 61
Sep 20 37
Oct 20 38
Nov 20 39
Dec 20 41
Jan 21 46
Feb 21 48
Mar 21 46
Apr 21 53
May 21 53
Jun 21 52
Jul 21 51

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 20 $44.00
Sep 20 $41.04
Oct 20 $40.79
Nov 20 $42.43
Dec 20 $48.49
Jan 21 $54.20
Feb 21 $61.17
Mar 21 $64.51
Apr 21 $63.73
May 21 $67.25
Jun 21 $72.91
Jul 21 $73.05
Aug 21 $68.51

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 20 $2.58
Sep 20 $1.86
Oct 20 $2.03
Nov 20 $2.48
Dec 20 $2.52
Jan 21 $2.60
Feb 21 $6.63
Mar 21 $2.53
Apr 21 $2.58
May 21 $2.80
Jun 21 $3.25
Jul 21 $3.71
Aug 21 $3.98

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources


Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources