Surviving in Louisiana

ALAN PETZETChief Editor-ExplorationBusiness and personal travel often take OGJ staff to Louisiana, and this column could become a travelogue except for explicit directions from the editor to the contrary.For anyone involved with the oil and gas industry, Louisiana is a paradise. When you mix the facilities with the energetic and genuine people, you have a pretty inviting place.Louisiana has the distinction of being a state of survivors. The people there have learned to survive about anything: hurricanes, floods, blowouts, oil spills, corruption, casinos, moratoriums, insects, and federal maltreatment.Now Louisiana may be heading for another distinction: It could become the only place in t...

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