Made in Louisiana Contributors Don Briggs Louisiana 

Made in Louisiana

2013 brought about many encouraging announcements for the Louisiana oil and gas industry. While the southern portion of our state is facing hundreds of lawsuits with thousands of defendants, good news is still to be had. The Haynesville Shale experienced an uptick from 12 rigs running in 2012, to this year seeing as many as 42 rigs running. This rise… Read More
Boogeyman Hydraulic Fracturing is Being Blamed for a Drought in California - Seriously? 2014 March-April Louisiana Oklahoma Texas 

Boogeyman Hydraulic Fracturing is Being Blamed for a Drought in California – Seriously?

When in doubt, blame evil Mr. Fracking. Environmentalist with nothing better to do than think of uniformed reasons why hydraulic fracturing is going to ruin civilization are at it again. This time it’s using ALL the water in the state of California. California fracking opponents aiming to stop development of massive state oil reserves are focusing their drive this year… Read More
Forbes: State Department Closes Eyes To Truth In Keystone XL Pipeline Report 2014 January-February Louisiana Oklahoma Texas 

Forbes: State Department Closes Eyes To Truth In Keystone XL Pipeline Report

The State Department just came out with its latest report on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The report finds that the pipeline’s construction would create almost 2,000 jobs that last for two years and would support more than 40,000 jobs. The report further finds that the pipeline likely would not harm the environment when considered relative to what will happen if the… Read More
Killing the Golden Goose 2014 January-February Contributors Don Briggs Louisiana 

Killing the Golden Goose

A common saying in the South is “Don’t kill the goose that laid the golden egg”. In Louisiana’s business environment, this golden goose is Louisiana’s oil and gas industry. The industry contributes in severance taxes, royalties and bonuses between 15-17% of the states general fund revenue and contributes 19 billion dollars in annual impact to the state’s economy. These dollar… Read More
Developments in Hot Tapping Technology 2014 March-April Louisiana Texas 

Developments in Hot Tapping Technology

Any industry that relies on an infrastructure system to remain working at full capacity, at all times, is at the mercy of unscheduled events that can cause very inconvenient downtime. Whether it is for scheduled maintenance reasons or due to totally unforeseen emergencies, having to take all or part of a system off-line can cause significant interruptions to production and prove… Read More
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