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Kiplinger's: Energy gems on the Gulf Coast

July 26, 2010

From Kiplinger's, July 20, 2010

Thomas M. Anderson, associate editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, talks with Clinical Professor of Finance Peter Ricchiuti and highlights four energy-sector picks from Burkenroad Reports, the Freeman School's equities research program.

To read the article, visit Kiplinger.com:

http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/picks/archive/energy-stock-picks-on-the-gulf-coast-burkenroad.html

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Reuters: BP disaster will slow Gulf states' recovery

July 16, 2010

From Reuters, July 16, 2010

In Louisiana, the Gulf state most reliant on energy businesses, the economic costs of the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling, in place through November 30, will be severe and long lasting, according to Eric Smith, associate director of Tulane University's Energy Institute.

To read the entire article, visit reuters.com

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66E5M120100716?type=domesticNews

Forbes: Bad Policy Fallout From BP Spill

June 25, 2010

From Forbes.com, June 25, 2010:

In a commentary written for Forbes.com, Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, says the Obama administration's current Gulf policy will lead to the departure of drilling companies, increasing the nation's dependence on foreign oil and dealing the U.S. Gulf Coast a dire economic blow.

To read the entire commentary, visit Forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/25/oil-spill-offshore-drilling-economy-opinions-contributors-eric-smith.html

WSJ: Louisiana Rebound Gives Way to Dark Prospects

June 24, 2010

From the Wall Street Journal Online, June 23, 2010:

Economists and real estate brokers here say it is too early to gauge the long-term damage, but the early signs are worrisome. Leaking oil already has sapped tourism and fishing, and uncertainty lingers as the federal government appeals a court ruling blocking its six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling, which could cost more high-paying jobs.

"Things were really rocking" in Louisiana, said Peter Ricchiuti, a professor of finance at Tulane University and former assistant state treasurer. Insurance proceeds, federal disaster...

NPR: Examining the effects of drilling moratorium

June 22, 2010

From NPR's All Things Considered, June 21, 2010:

NPR's Michele Norris spoke with Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, about the drilling moratorium's potential impact on the Gulf Coast economy and what the government can do to improve safety on rigs drilling in deep water.

To listen to the entire segment, visit NPR.org.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127991878

NPR: Oil, Fishing Industries Entwined In Miss. River Delta

June 03, 2010

From NPR's Morning Edition, June 3, 2010:

President Obama has clamped a six-month moratorium on new deep-water drilling. He says a pause is necessary to guard against another crushing environmental catastrophe. But Peter Ricchiuti, who teaches finance at Tulane, says deep-water oil is crucial.

"The last great oil province in the domestic United States is the deep water in the Gulf of Mexico," he says. "I mean, you can make major gas finds, you can hit smaller oil fields, but what we call elephant fields — the last of them are in the Gulf of Mexico."

To hear the entire...

Forbes.com: The U.S. Should Value Oil Companies

June 02, 2010

From Forbes.com, June 1, 2010:

In a commentary written for Forbes. com, Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, says oil companies need the U.S. less than the U.S. needs oil companies.

To read the entire commentary, visit Forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/01/oil-companies-united-states-bp-opinions-contributors-eric-smith.html?boxes=Homepagelighttop

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Times-Picayune: BP faces the task of repairing its public image

June 01, 2010

From The Times-Picayune, May 30, 2010:

[Tulane marketing professor Mita Sujan] says BP may not be quite as motivated to follow Tylenol's example. "In cases like Tylenol and Toyota, people buy with their feet," she says. "But with BP, it's not a branded choice. People generally buy gasoline based on price, not on company. So I don't think there's a real financial motivation to accept responsibility."

To read the entire article, visit nola.com:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/bp_faces_the_task_of_repairing.html

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NBC Nightly News: Energy Expert: 'Industy had good safety record'

May 27, 2010

From NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, May 26, 2010:

Professor Eric Smith of Tulane University's Energy Institute offers perspective on the oil spill crisis and the attempts to contain it. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

To see the video segment with Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, click the link below:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#37366431

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Financial Times: Programme with a 'buy' rating

May 24, 2010

From Financial Times, May 24, 2010:

In Latin America, financial research on public companies can be difficult to find. Not only are many of the financial markets underdeveloped and thinly traded, there is a dearth of analysts in the region because most big investment banks do not bother to cover small, emerging market companies. But business schools there have set out to change this. A dozen schools have signed on to a programme in conjunction with Tulane's Freeman School of Business where MBAs research, write and publish investment reports on small- and medium-sized...