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    BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

BRIGGS: A Missed Opportunity As ExxonMobil Chooses Corpus Christi

Earlier this year, ExxonMobil officials said that Ascension and St. James parishes were in the running, along with a couple of other areas in Texas, for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical

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    BRIGGS: Great Ports Are Louisiana’s Secret Economic Ingredient

BRIGGS: Great Ports Are Louisiana’s Secret Economic 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

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    BRIGGS: It’s Time To Flip The Conversation

BRIGGS: 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

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    BRIGGS: A Long, Difficult Road Ahead For Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Producers

BRIGGS: A Long, Difficult Road Ahead For Louisiana’s Oil And Gas Producers

Consistently low oil and natural gas prices have set the industry back tens of billions of dollars. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the sharp decline in crude

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    BRIGGS: Gulf Lease Sale = More Energy, More Jobs

BRIGGS: Gulf Lease Sale = More Energy, More Jobs

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) held their most recent Gulf lease sale, Western Sale 248, last Wednesday. This was the first federal offshore oil and gas auction to be

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    BRIGGS: The Crude Oil Market Is Finally Coming Into Balance

BRIGGS: The Crude Oil Market Is Finally Coming Into Balance

Through this September, global demand for crude oil will exceed global supply by nearly 1 million barrels per day, according to the International Energy Agency, a Paris based think tank

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BRIGGS: A Clear Message Of Extortion

  BRIGGS: A Clear Message Of Extortion

This past Thursday the District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, Keith Stutes, announced the filing of litigation against 49

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BRIGGS: Commissioner’s Authority Upheld

  BRIGGS: Commissioner’s Authority Upheld

So many times our companies walk into the courtroom and look at the next few years fly by as they

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BRIGGS: Coastal Litigation Unnecessary, “Sue-And-Settle” Tactics Inappropriate

  BRIGGS: Coastal Litigation Unnecessary, “Sue-And-Settle” Tactics Inappropriate

Lawsuits certainly have a way of getting everyone’s attention, especially here in Louisiana. With a well-established reputation as a “judicial

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BRIGGS: U.S. Oil And Gas Production Numbers Tell The Story

  BRIGGS: U.S. Oil And Gas Production Numbers Tell The Story

The United States has experienced an oil and gas revolution over the last eight years through unconventional or shale drilling

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BRIGGS: The Pile Grows Taller On The Back Of The Oil And Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: The Pile Grows Taller On The Back Of The Oil And Gas Industry

As if the oil and gas industry was not buried under a pile of allegations, lawsuits, protests and low prices,

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BRIGGS: Have We Reached The Bottom Of Oil Prices?

  BRIGGS: Have We Reached The Bottom Of Oil Prices?

As we now approach the year and a half mark since the price of crude oil drastically dropped, analysts are

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BRIGGS: The Unsung Heroes Of The Oil And Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: The Unsung Heroes Of The Oil And Gas Industry

We now enter into the 15th month in a row of rock bottom crude oil and natural gas prices for

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BRIGGS: Cameron Parish Lawsuits Signal More Of The Same

  BRIGGS: Cameron Parish Lawsuits Signal More Of The Same

The Cameron Parish lawsuits signal the same song with simply a different verse. Last week, Cameron Parish filed suit against

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BRIGGS: Something’s Got To Give!

  BRIGGS: Something’s Got To Give!

November 2014 brought about many changes for the oil and gas way of life. For starters, the price for a

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BRIGGS: Historic Day For The Louisiana Legislature

  BRIGGS: Historic Day For The Louisiana Legislature

The 2015 political election season ushered in a much different looking political landscape for 2016. A new governor has been

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BRIGGS: 2016 Brings Continued Challenges For Oil And Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: 2016 Brings Continued Challenges For Oil And Gas Industry

2015 has come and gone with much fanfare. Crude oil prices dropped to historic lows, natural gas prices took a

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BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry Ready To Engage New Officials

  BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry Ready To Engage New Officials

The citizens across the great state of Louisiana exercised their rights and elected a whole new group of elected officials.

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BRIGGS: New Governor Must Address Tort Reform

  BRIGGS: New Governor Must Address Tort Reform

Political television ads, billboards, yard signs and doorknockers are all indicators of campaign season in Louisiana being in full swing.

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