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Great Expectations

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  Energy producers across the United States are benefitting greatly from the policies of our President and his cabinet appointments. New lands are being opened up for drilling and exploration purposes. Overly burdensome rules and regulatory hurdles that stifled the growth of our industry are systematically […]

Everyone Has Skin in the Game

Everyone Has Skin in the Game

By: Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association    If you have turned on your TV in the last few months, you have likely seen political ads beginning to pop up here and there. Thankfully, with the invention of DVR, you are now able to record your shows and fast forward through the commercials. […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Oil and Gas Industry: It’s Who We Are, It’s What We Do

The Oil and Gas Industry: It’s Who We Are, It’s What We Do

By: Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) On August 26th, Hurricane Harvey made its way as a Category 4 onto the shores of Southeast Texas, destroying communities and dropping 33 trillion gallons of water. The University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center compared the vast amount of water dropped […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Louisiana Leading the Way in LNG Renaissance

Louisiana Leading the Way in LNG Renaissance

The state of Louisiana has become synonymous with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Headlines nationwide talk about the transformation that this industry is having in our local communities, and one could say that our state is in the midst of an LNG renaissance. In a short amount of time, Louisiana’s energy import facilities have […]

A Partnership Worth Keeping

A Partnership Worth Keeping

From the oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to the drilling rigs in the Hayensville Shale, the oil and gas industry has played a vital role our culture, economy, and our community. It is well known in Louisiana that if you do business in our great state, you are somehow involved in the oil […]

Its More Than Just Rig Counts

Its More Than Just Rig Counts

At the start of the recent downturn in global oil prices, experts both inside and out of the industry relied on rig count data to be the grand indicator of how the industry was doing and when we might see signs of recovery from the tough financial times. When the rig count dropped, industry experts […]

A Step to Reignite Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry

A Step to Reignite Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry

The 2017 Regular Legislative Session was 60 days of sloshing in waste deep tax policy in order to fix a budget deficit and prepare the state for the upcoming fiscal cliff. During this period, unusual alliances were made, and long-time partners found themselves disagreeing on various tax policies and how to go about fixing Louisiana’s […]

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

Here in Louisiana, a source of pride amongst our oil and gas industry has been the pipeline infrastructure and exporting facilities we possess in the state. This infrastructure has allowed Louisiana to lead the charge as we pursue energy security and haul energy resources across the state, nation, and globe. There is one place, an […]

OPEC: The End of the Line

OPEC: The End of the Line

From Traders working the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the owner of mom and pop oil and gas companies, everyone was waiting to hear if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would extend oil production cuts. This anxious feeling of waiting on OPEC nations to decide the flow of the […]

BRIGGS: The Reemergence of the Haynesville Shale

BRIGGS: The Reemergence of the Haynesville Shale

The oil and gas industry could not be more diverse in Louisiana. In south Louisiana, in particular, the industry is experiencing historically low and stagnant rig growth, while the rest of the country sees a resurgence in rig activity. In northwest Louisiana, there is a glimmer of hope for the oil and gas sector, and […]