General Manager of C. A. Cooper Properties, LLC and partner in several companies and business ventures all involved in chemical processes or buying/selling/engineering of chemical/refining/plastics plants and equipment.


    Cassidy Now Leads Landrieu

    Two things about the most recent poll from Rasmussen, Mary cannot seem to break 40% which is not good for her, Cassidy is now at 44% still without widespread name ID statewide, and others (Maness & Hollis) are at a combined 5%. Let’s not get cocky though, Mary won in 2008 after being behind in polling at this point in the campaign. The big | Read More »

    Maness Never was in the Race

    In spite of the fact that many in Louisiana have tried to give him the opportunity and exposure he continually shoots himself in the foot. I’m guessing that the latest stunt he pulled was because he is dead dog broke and had a horrible 4th quarter. His burn rate is higher than his receipts which are not enough to be competitive in a congressional race | Read More »

    We Don’t Need More Refineries

    I keep running across comments on numerous websites where several claim that the price of gasoline is high because we cannot build new refineries. The fact is that is flat wrong. In terms of overall capacity the U.S. has too much with 600,000 BPD of refining capacity sitting idle and shutdown PERMANENTLY. In addition to this, there is at least 200,000 BPD of capacity which | Read More »

    Rob Maness Gets His Man Card Revoked

    The quick and dirty version is that a Louisiana conservative blog calls Landrieu out for her vote on change in filibuster rules of the senate with a photoshop of Mussolini with Landrieu’s face. Cassidy’s campaign manager tweets a link to the article, which is accurate, and Landrieu calls for an apology from Cassidy. Faux conservative Rob Maness follows up in kind with his own call | Read More »

    LA 5th Congressional Special Election Yesterday

    In an open primary two Republicans head into the runoff after yesterday’s primary. The shocker of this race is not the leader, Neil Riser, who before many other Republicans jumped in, was considered a shoo in to win outright in the primary, but the runner up. Vance McAllister.   Apparently, having nothing more than self funding and the endorsement of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson apparently | Read More »

    State of Crude Oil Refining in the U.S.

    Some folks are still all in a huff that we have not built a new refinery in the U.S. in decades. Yesterday I decided to do some checking about overall capacities in the 50 states of the United States and here are the changes that I found from 2002 to now. 2012/2002 – Refineries Operating – 134/144 (minus 6.9%) Refineries Idle – 10/9 (plus 11.1%) | Read More »

    Louisiana Senate Race

    After reading this article it was apparent to me to provide more info. For those of you with little knowledge of what has happened over the last decade in Louisiana Politics, including some of the ‘Front Page Writers’ I will now supply some very pertinent information. Pre-Katrina the state Democrat party had an absolute lock on New Orleans via electioneering (local ‘consultants’ had it | Read More »

    GTL, Refineries and Market of Products

    This is quite an interesting article about Sasol’s planned GTL plant near Lake Charles, LA. The video clip at the end of the article is informative to those who think ONLY of natural gas and oil as “energy.” The point is that any refinery which only considers making “energy” products during market analysis, may well go bankrupt rather quickly. There is very little profit | Read More »

    The Louisiana GOP Insiders

    Erick seems to be down on them, but guess who is helping this get legs? Those same Straw Men. In case you have not heard, there is a new PAC in town, the Free At Last PAC. See more at

    Texas’ Gunboats Rescue Border Patrol

    Yes that is correct, Texas had fast shallow draft boats with armor and full auto weapons first launched at the end of 2011, and began being placed on the border (Rio Grande) early in 2012. There are a total of 6 which work in conjunction with high tech helicopters. Each has 3 ea 300 HP outboard motors capable of 65 MPH and able to navigate | Read More »