Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

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Louisiana Oil & Gas Association News

LOGA: The Future of Oil and Gas

The days of pen and paper seem to be coming to a close as this method of communication is being replaced by tablets and smart phones.

We’ve Had Enough

The “cabal” of trial lawyers have recently received some rather unfortunate press from both local and national publications.

Amid lawsuit over 2017 pipeline explosion, industry group head says production 'as safe as ever'

Don Briggs argues that the 2017 natural gas pipeline explosion in St. Charles Parish that killed a man and the ongoing litigation over it shouldn’t be viewed as an indictment of his industry.

Bayou Bridge pipeline construction to continue, federal judge rules

Construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline will continue, a federal judge ruled earlier this month, casting aside objections from environmental groups who tried to put a stop to the construction of the final leg of the project due to concerns about the impact it will have on the land and wildlife.

BRIGGS: Optimism in the Chalk

Sitting through the local evening news may call for even the happiest Louisianian to reach for an anti-depressant.

LOGA: From Edwards to Edwards

As I now start the process of transitioning from my role as President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and into my new position as President Emeritus, I have taken the time to reflect on my years serving the oil and gas industry.

Suits filed against oil companies concerning to some industry groups

Melissa Landry worries what impact lawsuits – filed by six south Louisiana parishes against hundreds of oil companies over the alleged impact the industry has had on the state’s coast over the last century – will have on Louisiana business in the here and now.

LOGA’s Resolutions for a Prosperous Louisiana

The Christmas season has come and gone, and now we are headed into the final stretch of the holiday season. The New Year has become synonyms with the sounds of champagne bottles popping, fireworks, the ball drop in Time Square, and New Year’s resolutions.

The Oil and Gas Industry’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – this 1966 Spaghetti Western is a staple in the career of Clint Eastwood and in the heart of many young men growing up in the late 60s.

Louisiana once again named as a 'judicial hellhole'

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana was once again ranked as a "judicial hellhole" by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF), this year coming in at No. 8 on its national rankings based on what the organization says are "unbalanced courts" and "excessive litigation."

Major Louisiana associations nominate 5th Circuit judges

Kyle S. Duncan and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt belong in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to three major Louisiana associations.

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 and ends in this portion of West Texas.

Association: Flood authority's case could harm oil companies despite Supreme Court denial to hear appeal

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's failed lawsuit against oil companies could harm the industry's ability to do business in Louisiana, a trade association official said.

The Fight Goes On

On the morning of October 30th, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry woke up to promising news amongst the headlines of low rig counts and low global commodity pricing. The United State Supreme Court denied hearing the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) appeal of the lower courts ruling.

Great Expectations

Energy producers across the United States are benefitting greatly from the policies of our President and his cabinet appointments. New lands are being opened up for drilling and exploration purposes.

Louisiana oil and gas industry suffering from litigation-friendly reputation, association says

A gas and oil industry spokesperson claims that Louisiana's reputation and its legal climate have affected the growth of the industry, and legal reformers have said they are not surprised by the state's low ranking in a recent legal survey.

Despite ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit, oil companies in Louisiana fear future lawsuits

Despite a recent victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana oil and gas industry still faces the threat of new litigation from state and local governments.

Louisiana’s Road to Recovery

It has been over one hundred days since Trump took office and in that time, we have seen the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline projects jump started, many regulations from the Obama-era rolled back, as well as a rejuvenation of leasing programs and streamlining processes for permitting on federal land and water.

Laundry turns over more than 6,000 pages in document production agreement

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the Indianapolis woman who is suing him for failing to fulfill her document request for more than six months have signed a document production agreement.

LOGA And LMOGA Applaud Court of Appeals’ Decision to Affirm the Dismissal of Coastal Lawsuit

The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) released the following statements upon receiving notification that the United States Fifth District Court of Appeals denied the plaintiffs' petition for a re-hearing of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) lawsuit against oil and gas companies alleging damages to coastal land.