LOGA response to Cameron Parish lawsuits against Louisiana oil and gas industry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 11, 2016

Contact: Ragan Dickens

Director of Communications

Louisiana Oil & Gas Assoc. (LOGA)

(310) 913-7379

Ragan@loga.la

LOGA response to Cameron Parish lawsuits against Louisiana oil and gas industry 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Baton Rouge, LA- This week, Cameron Parish filed 11 lawsuits with almost 200 oil and gas company defendants named in the suits over alleged coastal damage.

President of LOGA, Don Briggs, stated, “This has become a pattern in our state. File large-scale egregious lawsuits and try to strain as many dollars as possible off the backs of the hardworking men and women of the oil and gas industry. At a time when our industry is facing historic low rig counts, record low permitting and oil prices are $27, suing the very industry that is providing the majority of high paying jobs in this state makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.”

Briggs continued by saying, “The filing of these suits today is really about a bigger issue than Cameron Parish and their alleged complaints. This is about Louisiana having a legal climate that deters jobs. The oil and gas industry has already lost 10,000 jobs in Louisiana and over 250,000 globally during this current downturn. The idea that these oil and gas companies in Cameron Parish will now have to pay ridiculous legal fees to defend yet more frivolous lawsuits is downright absurd. This is the same story with a different verse. A small group of trial lawyers lining their own pockets off the backs of the oil and gas industry.”

For Press Inquiries

Contact:

Ragan Dickens

Communications Director

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA)

(310) 913-7379
Ragan@loga.la

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About the Author:

The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil & gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations, and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

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