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Austin Chalk: Louisiana’s Golden Egg ?

Austin Chalk: Louisiana’s Golden Egg ?

Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association Easter is one of my favorite times of year to spend with my family. Not only is it a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it is a time to get together with those you love, consume endless amounts of boiled crawfish, […]

A New Pair of Gloves

A New Pair of Gloves

Don Briggs, President Emeritus of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry    The oil and gas industry is a very unique and timeless industry here in the great state of Louisiana. It has given me some of the best and most challenging moments in my life, but I think to the overall benefit of those […]

We’ve Had Enough

We’ve Had Enough

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association The “cabal” of trial lawyers have recently received some rather unfortunate press from both local and national publications. I say it is about time that the national media takes a closer look at the atrocity that is taking place in our state. Business and industry, […]

Optimism in the Chalk

Optimism in the Chalk

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant. It seems that bad news is all around. Louisiana is reeling from years of budget deficits, politics grows more and more divided, and Louisiana’s oil and gas […]

By February 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
From Edwards to Edwards

From Edwards to Edwards

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  As I now start the process of transitioning from my role as President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and into my new position as President Emeritus, I have taken the time to reflect on my years serving the oil and gas industry. I […]

LOGA’s Resolutions for a Prosperous Louisiana

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  The Christmas season has come and gone, and now we are headed into the final stretch of the holiday season. The New Year has become synonyms with the sounds of champagne bottles popping, fireworks, the ball drop in Time Square, and New Year’s resolutions. According […]

By December 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – this 1966 Spaghetti Western is a staple in the career of Clint Eastwood and in the heart of many young men growing up in the late 60s. Just reading the title of this film, I can hear […]

By December 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Changing Headlines

Changing Headlines

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Association  It is not uncommon to hear people all across Louisiana talking about the Permian Basin and for a good reason. The west Texas formation saw its first commercial oil well completed in 1921, and since then, the basin continues to be a predominant supplier of United States […]

By November 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Fight Goes On

The Fight Goes On

Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association  On the morning of October 30th, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry woke up to promising news amongst the headlines of low rig counts and low global commodity pricing. The United State Supreme Court denied hearing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) appeal of the […]

Great Expectations

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 […]