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Success by the Numbers 

More than a dozen energy companies are fighting over territory in north Louisiana's Haynesville Shale area and all of them are financially strapped. Below is a list of annual expenditures, taxes and direct employment from seven of those companies that were interviewed earlier this year by Baton Rouge economist Loren Scott. All figures are averages.

Mineral Lease Payments $3.1 billion

Royalty Payments $93 million

Rental & Surface Lease Payments $18 million

Wages and Salaries $31 million

Other Administrative Expenses $3 million

Direct Drilling Expenditures $1 billion

Infrastructure Spending $75.3 million

Direct Taxes $3.9 million

State Taxes $13.9 million

Local Taxes $38.3 million

Total $4.5 billion

Direct Employment: 318

Contract Employment: 113

Source: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

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