Don Briggs: It is a simple fact that shale gas resources in the U.S. are real and abundant, and natural gas production in the U.S. is at an all-time high.
Over the next 30 days, the U.S. and other partners within IEA will release these reserves to offset disruptions in global oil supply caused by the recent social and economic turmoil occurring throughout the Middle East.
Rep. William Cassidy of Louisiana joined with Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and other presidential contenders to denounce President Obama’s “anti-energy” policies during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
Don Briggs: We can overcome many of our economic woes simply by allowing American oil and gas businesses to flourish.
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.