Federal agencies that have unilaterally curtailed energy production in the Gulf of Mexico should obtain congressional approval before any new regulations are implemented, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has argued on the Senate floor.
Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says Louisiana is uniquely positioned to respond to higher gasoline prices and shift to natural gas.
Controversial litigation practices built around environmental remediation claims would be limited under proposed legislation that a House committee voted to defer on Wednesday. Supporters say current law needs to be clarified to prevent “legacy lawsuits” from driving business out of state
Don Briggs weighs in on the debate at the federal level. His view: burdening suppliers will do anything but lower gas prices.
An extended coastline could net the state an extra $342-480 million dollars annually – money currently being expropriated by the federal government.
Louisiana employers impacted by the British Petroleum oil spill last April are set to be relieved from the costs connected with unemployment benefits. Sen. Neil Riser (R-Columbia) has introduced SB 121, which would alleviate the financial burden for innocent third parties.
If the Obama Administration actually favored increased production in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be happening Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) told audience members at luncheon held in New Orleans. “Louisiana is the Aorta of America,” he said in his talk. But a change in Administration is needed.
Contrary to rosy assessments from high profile publications and the Obama Administration, the owner of Laborde Marine reveals the uncounted devastation from the shut-down of rig operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the state legislature prepares to go back into session, some critics of the horizontal well severance tax incentive now say the program should be eliminated to help close the budget gap. But, a new study from the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association concludes the state would lose out over the long-term if the incentive is removed.
Sen. David Vitter has called out top Obama Administration officials for misleading the public and members of Congress on the actual number of offshore oil drilling permits. A recent motion from the Department of Justice includes numbers that tell a much different story than what has been communicated in congressional testimony.