Presidents Articles

Severance Tax: How does Louisiana stack up?

By: Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association  “No taxation without representation!” the slogan that originated during the 1700s and started a Revolution. In the past 300 years, very little has changed with regards to our view of taxes. Who do we tax? What do we tax? Fair tax, flat tax, internet […]

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Elections: What’s at Stake

Elections: What’s at Stake

By: Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association  If there ever were a time in U.S. history when the phrase “elections have consequences” would be most accurate, now would be that time. The contrast between the past and current United States President could not be more different. Under President Obama, we experienced […]

Let The Free Market Rule

Let The Free Market Rule

By: Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association  The cover that was keeping the Austin Chalk quiet has been blown off. The play spanning across most of central Louisiana, stretching from Lake Pontchartrain to the Texas border is getting a lot of attention. At first it was a few undisclosed investor’s drilling […]

The Future of Oil and Gas

The Future of Oil and Gas

Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association   The days of pen and paper seem to be coming to a close as this method of communication is being replaced by tablets and smart phones. We no longer have the attention span to wait on a letter to arrive by mail.  Instead, we […]

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 →