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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 barrel of crude oil dropped from $115 down to as

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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 inaugurated along with a new attorney general and many new

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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 predictable dive and 250,000 plus jobs were lost around the

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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. From the parish police jury, to the legislature, to the

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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. On October 24th, voters will pull the lever for his

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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 growth of the U.S. shale market. U.S. crude oil production

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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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BRIGGS: The Keystone XL Pipeline Still Makes Sense

  BRIGGS: The Keystone XL Pipeline Still Makes Sense

Take your pick as to the reason why the Keystone XL pipeline is necessary for the United States’ future. Most

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BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Is Tightening Its Belt

  BRIGGS: Oil And Gas Is Tightening Its Belt

An oil and gas analyst has no problem finding a job today. Similar to the weatherman, the energy sector is

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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