Shreveport has an established advantage in the oil and gas industry. In addition to location advantages, such as being located on the Haynesville/Bossier Shale area, Shreveport also has major cost advantages for oil-gas related companies due to our multimodal transportation options and reduced financial costs.
As the 3rd largest city in Louisiana (MSA population of 436,341), we are positioned uniquely to save manufacturers in both startup costs and ongoing operating costs. Our proximity as the largest city east of Dallas for 600 miles along Interstate-20 allows companies who locate here to save money on cost of transportation.
Shreveport/Bossier sites atop the Haynesville/Bossier Shale area with an estimated 304 Tcf of recoverable natural gas.
The Port of Caddo-Bossier, multiple class 1 railroads (KCS and UP), and 2 Interstate Highways makes moving materials in and out of Shreveport easy.
Bossier Parish Community College offers a degree in Oil and Gas Production Technology that prepares students for field operation careers in fossil fuel exploration, drilling, production, recovery, and processing.
The Shreveport/Bossier labor shed is home to highly skilled workers in the oil and gas sector. Compared to the national average, workers in Petroleum Lubricating Oil and Grease manufacturing are 19.4 times more concentrated in Shreveport.