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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 oil and gas defendants on behalf of Vermilion Parish. This

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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 spend their time in painfully draining litigation. However, with the

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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 hellhole,” our state is known for having a legal system

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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 in plays all over the country. From Williston, North Dakota,

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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, another group has come forward to further stifle industry growth.

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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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BRIGGS: The Current Oil And Gas Downturn Might Be Our New Normal

  BRIGGS: The Current Oil And Gas Downturn Might Be Our New Normal

The cat has long been let out of the bag. Saudi Arabia and OPEC have a goal to end the

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BRIGGS: BP Money Is Showing The True Colors Of Local Pols In Louisiana

  BRIGGS: BP Money Is Showing The True Colors Of Local Pols In Louisiana

The rulings have officially been passed down regarding just how much BP will pay as a result of the Macondo

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BRIGGS: The Iran Agreement Is A Two-Headed Monster

  BRIGGS: The Iran Agreement Is A Two-Headed Monster

The United States oil market took a drastic fall in November of 2014 due to a very specific reason. The

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BRIGGS: Believe It Or Not, BP Is Answering The Challenge

  BRIGGS: Believe It Or Not, BP Is Answering The Challenge

The oil and gas industry has a storied history in the state of Louisiana. Over the last one hundred years,

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BRIGGS: Keep Louisiana Competitive

  BRIGGS: Keep Louisiana Competitive

As the 2015 Louisiana State Legislature convenes, a $1.6 billion budget deficit has everyone wondering what or who gets cut

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