A recent study by the firm C. Scott & Associates, prepared for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources estimated the economic impact of the Haynesville Shale on the local economy. Here is a summary of the study:
$2.8 billion in new business sales in Louisiana last year as a result of all the shale activity and nearly
$3.9 billion dollars in new household earnings, with $3.2 billion of it from lease and royalty payments to private landowners.
$153 million dollars in additional state and local sales tax revenues because of the Haynesville Shale.
431 jobs directly created by Haynesville Shale activity.