First Circuit Court of Appeal Affirms Validity of Helis St. Tammany Drilling Permit  

On March 9th the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal reaffirmed the previous rulings of two trial courts that the Louisiana Office of Conservation acted within its jurisdiction and powers in issuing a drilling permit to Helis Oil & Gas for its proposed energy project in rural St. Tammany Parish.
In its ruling, the court soundly rejected arguments made by the parish and Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany that parish zoning ordinances should take precedent over state statues which govern oil and gas permitting and development in Louisiana.
"We are pleased that the Appeal court has confirmed the wisdom of the trial courts and upheld the Helis drilling permit.  Our hope now is that the parish will understand that the courts have spoken--clearly and consistently in this matter--and that parish officials will become partners with Helis making this project a flagship energy development the people of St. Tammany can have full confidence in," said Greg Beuerman, spokesperson for Helis Oil & Gas.

Click here for the ruling from the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. 
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The First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge on Wednesday reaffirmed validity of the drilling permit issued to Helis Oil & Gas for its proposed energy project in rural St. Tammany Parish.  
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About Helis Oil & Gas
Proud to call Louisiana home for over 80 years

Helis Oil & Gas is a privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company that has owned and operated wells throughout the nation, including properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.  The company has had extensive operations on private, federal and state lands, as well as in federal offshore waters and inland state waters in Louisiana.  Helis Oil & Gas has drilled in sensitive environments, such as wildlife preserves, always with the highest regard for its surroundings.  Helis Oil & Gas regards itself as a respectful guest in the communities in which it works and has historically been committed to contributing to these communities through philanthropic and civic endeavors.  


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