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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 spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. BP will

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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 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided at their Fall

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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, the industry has provided hundreds of thousands of direct and

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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 first? While the state has a deficit to deal with

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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 of the following items could be reason enough to finish

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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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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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