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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 […]

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

It has been over one hundred days since Trump took office and in that time, we have seen the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline projects jump started, many regulations from the Obama-era rolled back, as well as a rejuvenation of leasing programs and streamlining processes for permitting on federal land and water. The American […]

Ports, Louisiana’s secret ingredient

Ports, Louisiana’s secret ingredient

If you talk to anybody about Louisiana, nine times out of ten, the first thing that comes to mind is our food — and it is for good reason. We take great care in preparing local dishes and protecting our secret ingredients or special processes, especially when it comes to gumbo. Whether it is a […]

It’s Time to Flip the Conversation

It’s Time to Flip the Conversation

With all the talk about optimism in the American oil and gas industry, it is puzzling to some to read a headline stating that a community heavy in oil and gas is experiencing job loss. Unfortunately, this is becoming an all to common trend in Louisiana. While United States is experiencing a significant increase in […]

One Step Forward

One Step Forward

A billowing sigh of relief was heard from oil and gas companies all across Louisiana, and with that sigh came a little boost of confidence. On March 3, the United States 5th District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority’s East lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and […]

Groundhog Day: Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Groundhog Day: Louisiana’s Endless Budget Battle

Well, it’s a new year here in Louisiana, but not much has changed. A new year means another budget deficit, which means yet another legislative rumpus over who and or what will foot the bill. Last year it was approximately a $940 million budget shortfall. This year it is a $304 million mid-year deficit, and […]

By February 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Briggs: Trump assembles the oil and gas dream team

Briggs: Trump assembles the oil and gas dream team

The 45th president has officially taken office, and now he begins the task of fulfilling the many promises made during his campaign to put American energy first. Everyone is keeping a close eye on the new administration and what it means for the oil and gas industry. Trump’s first days have offered some sense of […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
BRIGGS: Pipelines, Trains And Automobiles

BRIGGS: Pipelines, Trains And Automobiles

First it was Keystone, then it was Dakota. One pipeline after the next has become the focal point of environmental and anti-fossil fuel organizations across the nation. The bad news is that this fight has found its way to our very own backyards of south Louisiana over the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. These out of state […]

Louisiana’s Resolutions

Louisiana’s Resolutions

By Gifford Briggs It’s that time of year again, where we all make plans to enrich our lives…to become healthier, wealthier, and wiser. For some it may be just as simple as wanting to shed a couple of those holiday pounds added around the belt. Regardless of the resolution, the issuance of the New Year […]

Will Trump Help Independent Operators In The Gulf Of Mexico?

Will Trump Help Independent Operators In The Gulf Of Mexico?

By Gifford Briggs The Louisiana economy needs a kick start, not a kick in the teeth. Unfortunately, the outgoing Obama Administration is making a last gasp effort to hit us where it hurts most—our energy sector. It’s no secret – lower commodity prices, out-of-control regulations, and other factors have challenged the oil and gas industry […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →