2018 January-February Contributors Don Briggs 

Changing Headlines

It is not uncommon to hear people all across Louisiana talking about the Permian Basin and for a good reason. The west Texas formation saw its first commercial oil well completed in 1921, and since then, the basin continues to be a predominant supplier of United States oil and gas. Some even say that an oil and gas recovery begins… Read More
2017 July-August Contributors Don Briggs 

The Center of the Natural Gas Universe

Here in Louisiana, a source of pride amongst our oil and gas industry has been the pipeline infrastructure and exporting facilities we possess in the state. This infrastructure has allowed Louisiana to lead the charge as we pursue energy security and haul energy resources across the state, nation and globe. There is one place, an unassuming Cajun town in south… Read More
2016 March-April Don Briggs Louisiana 

Something’s Got to Give!

November 2014 brought about many changes for the oil and gas way of life. For starters, the price for a barrel of crude oil dropped from $115 down to as low as $27. This drop in price has caused chaos to say the least. Over 10,000 jobs have been lost in the Louisiana oil and gas sector. Now, over 250,000… Read More
2015 September-October Don Briggs Louisiana 

Iran Agreement is Two-headed Monster

The U.S. oil market took a drastic fall in November 2014 due to a very specific reason. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided at their fall meeting that they would not be reducing the amount of crude oil exported on the world market, but indeed, they would be increasing the output by their participating countries. Production and prices… Read More
2015 July-August Don Briggs Louisiana 

BP is Answering the Challenge

The oil and gas industry has a storied history in the state of Louisiana. Over the last 100 years, the industry has provided hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs to this state. To clarify the obvious, the oil and gas industry is an industrial segment that depends on human ability as well as technologically advanced equipment to power… Read More
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