|Posted on 1/16/2018 3:00:00 AM.|
Don Briggs' 26 year run as the President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is coming to an end. Briggs says he’ll remain active, because he is concerned about the lost jobs in the industry. He blames Governor Edwards for support lawsuits the oil companies for their role in damaging the state’s wetlands. Briggs said several investors from New York were ready to invest.
|LOGA, Don Briggs, oil and gas industry|
|Posted on 10/24/2017 5:20:00 PM.|
The Interior Department plans to put nearly 77-million acres in the Gulf of Mexico on sale for energy companies to perform oil and gas development. President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Don Briggs hopes energy companies will take advantage of the largest oil and gas lease sale in U-S history.
|oil and gas, Don Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association|
|Posted on 1/25/2017 3:24:00 AM.|
President Donald Trump has signed two orders that moves forward with construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, so what does that mean for Louisiana? Acting President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Gifford Briggs says this creates more hope of the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. But he says looking at a bigger picture, there is a renewed optimism within the industry under a Trump presidency.
|LOGA, Don Briggs, President Trump, pipeline|
|Posted on 7/13/2016 3:23:00 AM.|
The investment bank, Goldman Sachs expects the U.S. oil and gas industry will hire tens of thousands of workers over the next few years when oil prices bounce back, but will it be that easy? President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Don Briggs doesn’t think so, because gas prices are still low and the majority of the 26,000 workers in the industry that were laid off have already found new jobs.
|Goldman Sachs, oil and gas industry, oil rigs, Don Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association|
|Posted on 6/19/2016 10:22:00 AM.|
The head of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says there are some encouraging signs for the struggling industry. LOGA President Don Briggs says one positive sign is that oil prices are near $50 a barrel, after falling to $26 in February.
“That’s darn near 100% increase in prices so any increase right now makes our producers a lot happier,” Briggs said.
|Don Briggs, LOGA, oil and gas|
|Posted on 3/29/2016 5:59:00 AM.|
Drilling activity has hit an all-time low in Louisiana. That’s according to Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. Briggs says 25 rigs are running in the Gulf of Mexico and only five are in operation on land in south Louisiana.
|LOGA, Don Briggs, drilling, gas|
|Posted on 12/16/2015 1:09:00 PM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry is applauding Congress for wrapping up a deal late Tuesday that included a provision that would lift the four-decade ban on most exports of oil. It’s included in the year-end tax and spending package. More
|louisiana oil and gas industry, don briggs, steve scalise, daryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club|
|Posted on 11/6/2015 2:47:00 PM.|
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs is not surprised President Barack Obama said no to a proposal to build the Keystone Pipeline. Obama's decision ended a seven-year debate over the Canada-to-Texas project that energy advocates said would create thousands of jobs and lower gas prices. Briggs says the President has never liked the idea of this pipeline.
|Don Briggs, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Keystone Pipeline, Barack Obama|
|Posted on 9/1/2015 1:29:00 PM.|
Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs describes the current state of Louisiana's oil and gas industry as not pretty. He says the declining prices of crude oil has caused the industry to hit record lows in several areas in the past year.
|Louisiana, Oil and Gas Association, oil prices, Don Briggs, job loss|
|Posted on 7/16/2015 3:23:00 AM.|
The President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has concerns that the Iran nuclear deal will negatively impact oil producers in Louisiana and the United States. Don Briggs says the agreement will allow Iran to export crude oil into an already flooded market.
|Louisiana, Oil and Gas Association, Iran, nuclear deal, Don Briggs|
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