St. Tammany Parish Energy Project Newsletter

Regional Business Community Stands behind Northshore Business Council In Support of Energy Industry


 Businesses Support Safe Exploration in St. Tammany & Louisiana 

GNO, Inc., a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana yesterday released the following announcement:


The undersigned organizations endorse the Northshore Business Council's position of support for the oil and gas industry. Our organizations are in favor of energy production in Greater New Orleans and Louisiana, done in a safe and responsible manner. We are confident that strong state and local oversight can ensure the industry meets its responsibilities to the community.


The importance of the energy industry to our state cannot be overstated. The oil and gas industry supports over 300,000 jobs and $20.5 billion in household earnings in Louisiana. Last year, the industry paid nearly $1.5 billion in Louisiana taxes- 15% of the total taxes collected by the state. Louisiana is leading America's energy boom, but we risk turning this boom into a bust if we do not support safe and responsible exploration and production.


Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region

Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District

Jefferson Business Council

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission

New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry

River Region Chamber of Commerce

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce

St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation

St. Tammany Homebuilders Association

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

Southeast Regional Coalition of Business Councils

Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation

Washington Economic Development Foundation
In The News

GNO, Inc. comes out in support of energy industry and fracking in St. Tammany Parish. examines why Fracking-fueled recall petitions in St. Tammany never took off


CityBusiness explains how St. Tammany Parish has increasingly become a preferred destination for independent energy companies and the businesses that service them.

The Northshore Business Council has released a statement in support of the proposed fracking project in St. Tammany Parish. 

On September 10th, Helis Oil and Gas filed three permit applications stating that "these applications are a routine but important part of our project". -Mike Barham, Helis project manager. 

The Louisiana Landowners Association reached out to the St. Tammany Parish Council to request that public funds are not used in the fight against fracking.


Read more about why the State says St. Tammany is "out of line" with their fracking lawsuit.

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 we work and has historically been committed to contributing to these communities through philanthropic and civic endeavors.  


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