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LORA FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE

The LORA Foundation is committed to ensuring that orphan wells in Louisiana are properly plugged to protect our community and our environment.

 
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OUR FOCUS

Oil and gas production is the backbone of our country’s energy market, but it is so much more. Its uses range from gasoline for our vehicles to plastics for household items. It is essential to the economy and our way of life, and responsible operation and maintenance is not just our duty, but our legacy.

 

Louisiana oil and gas well operators bring millions of barrels of crude oil to the surface each month. When those oil and gas wells are discarded and are no longer operated or maintained, they become orphan wells. In 1993, the Louisiana Office of Conservation estimated that there were approximately 1,900 orphan wells in Louisiana. In 2021, that number grew to over 4,000 orphan wells. Every year, the number of orphan wells continues to grow.

 

MILLIONS

Metric tons of methane and carbon emissions released each year from orphan wells resulting in thousands of acres of land contamination.

ORPHAN WELLS
in Louisiana

1993

1,900

2021

4,000+

SIX ORPHAN WELLS OFF THE LIST

We are happy to announce that as of September 2022 LORA Foundation has plugged and abandoned six orphan wells. Thank you to our generous donors for making this happen. That's six wells in north Louisiana off the orphan list. It's the first start in a long process to remove the blight and environmental problem that orphan wells represent. Join us with your donations as we continue to plug orphan wells.

This is what is happening around the country with leaking orphan wells. From oil dripping into the soil to methane escaping into the atmosphere, the problem is real. Join LORA Foundation in plugging orphan wells with your donations.

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OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to reduce the escalating orphan well numbers and provide safe, efficient, and effective plugging and abandonment solutions. Our vision is to help reduce the list of orphan wells to zero.

 

Join us as we work with concerned citizens, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Louisiana Office of Conservation to fulfill our mission and save our environment.

 

Click below to learn more about orphan wells and how you can join us in our mission.

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GET IN TOUCH

LORA Foundation, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is committed to ensuring that orphan wells in Louisiana are properly plugged and abandoned to protect our community and our environment.

LORA Foundation

P.O. Box 84826

Baton Rouge, La 70884

Phone: (225) 277-4950

Email: info@lorafoundation.org

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