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    BRIGGS: Welcome Back To The Haynesville Shale!

BRIGGS: Welcome Back To The Haynesville Shale!

The hot topic around the world continues to be the falling price of oil. Yes, oil prices have fallen more than $60 over the last few months. The stock market

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    BRIGGS: 2015 Must Be A Year Of Action

BRIGGS: 2015 Must Be A Year Of Action

2015 should be a year of action for the Louisiana oil and gas industry. While companies will be evaluating budgets, trimming employees and estimating the effects of the falling oil

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    BRIGGS: U.S. Shale Plays Threaten OPEC’s Business Model

BRIGGS: U.S. Shale Plays Threaten OPEC’s Business Model

$67 dollar oil today is a far cry from the $115 dollars a barrel of this past summer. Columns have been written and television analysts are spent from guessing how

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    BRIGGS: Vote Yes On Amendment 8

BRIGGS: Vote Yes On Amendment 8

November 4th Election Day is tomorrow! Each race plays an important role for the future of Louisiana. A few of the races’ outcomes could potentially impact the oil and gas industry

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    BRIGGS: Energy Programs Essential To Oil And Gas Future

BRIGGS: Energy Programs Essential To Oil And Gas Future

As the oil and gas industry touches nearly every corner of this great country, a few key components will keep it strong for the future. Obviously, expanding our technology base

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    BRIGGS: The Pump Price Says It All

BRIGGS: The Pump Price Says It All

The price for a gallon of gasoline this past Labor Day weekend was the cheapest gasoline has been since 2010. While the national average was around $3.45 for a gallon

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BRIGGS: Every Political Race Matters

  BRIGGS: Every Political Race Matters

Historic data shows that voter turnout typically slows during election cycles where a president or governor is not on the

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BRIGGS: Regulation From Misinformation

  BRIGGS: Regulation From Misinformation

Louisiana has become ground zero for environmental groups to wage war against a time-tested industry. In a time of blogs,

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BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry And Local Governments Must Work Together

  BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Industry And Local Governments Must Work Together

Relationships only develop and thrive when both parties have a desire to work together toward a common goal. Although this

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BRIGGS: The Legislature Has Killed The Levee Board Lawsuit

  BRIGGS: The Legislature Has Killed The Levee Board Lawsuit

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that SB 469 by Sen. Allain passed off the Senate Floor

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BRIGGS: Aquifer Protection Is A Chief Concern To The Oil & Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: Aquifer Protection Is A Chief Concern To The Oil & Gas Industry

If you pick up a newspaper, turn on the television or attend a town hall in South Louisiana, a similar

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BRIGGS: Tuscaloose Marine Shale Is Not Louisiana’s First Rodeo

  BRIGGS: Tuscaloose Marine Shale Is Not Louisiana’s First Rodeo

Oil and gas development is not a new concept for Louisiana. Since the early 1900’s, men and women in the

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BRIGGS: The Haynesville Shale Play Is Far From Over

  BRIGGS: The Haynesville Shale Play Is Far From Over

Common thought is that the Haynesville Shale natural gas play is over. Pack up your trucks and move to another

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BRIGGS: A Confused Judge And A Major Economic Threat

  BRIGGS: A Confused Judge And A Major Economic Threat

Oil and gas producers beware. Earlier this week, Judge Janice Clark ruled against the oil and gas industry.  The judge

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BRIGGS: More Presidential Rhetoric

  BRIGGS: More Presidential Rhetoric

The United States of America has now witnessed over five years of Barack Obama as president and numerous State of

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BRIGGS: A Judicial Hellhole

  BRIGGS: A Judicial Hellhole

It is no secret that Louisiana has a litigious legal climate. As Louisiana now ranks 49th out of 50 by

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BRIGGS: Thankful for savings at pump

  BRIGGS: Thankful for savings at pump

We have an additional reason to give thanks this year. Consumers are happy because the pump prices are falling a

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BRIGGS: Politics Matters To The Oil And Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: Politics Matters To The Oil And Gas Industry

Famed Industrialist and oil and gas tycoon J. Paul Getty once said, “If business is your profession, then you should

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BRIGGS: Hurricane Season Threatens Oil & Gas Industry

  BRIGGS: Hurricane Season Threatens Oil & Gas Industry

Each year, Mother Nature sends a fury of storms into the Gulf of Mexico region. June 1st through November 30th is the

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