The proposed settlement is heralded by some as a major victory, supposedly securing $100 million for the state to use for coastal restoration. In reality, the proposed settlement, if adopted, would yield nowhere near $100 million and divert much of the money it did raise to unrelated government spending. Two key flaws undermine the settlement’s...View Report
With the advent of unconventional drilling methods, the global energy balance is shifting, and the U.S. could soon find itself at the top of list of the world’s oil and gas producing countries.
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.
Don Briggs: We can overcome many of our economic woes simply by allowing American oil and gas businesses to flourish.
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.
Don Briggs weighs in on the debate at the federal level. His view: burdening suppliers will do anything but lower gas prices.
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.