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At the 2019 Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s Annual Meeting, President Gifford Briggs, on behalf of the entire association, honored Sen. Norby Chabert, Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Neil Abramson, and Rep. Jim Morris as LOGA Heavyweight Champions for their support of Louisiana’s oil and gas industry.
The court rejected the Department’s position that the differential in the pricing formula was an improper transportation cost or other deduction and found that it was an element of the pricing formula in the crude oil purchase agreement. This was in response to the Department’s argument that Avanti and the purchasers conspired to manipulate Avanti’s severance tax liability by taking a producer’s transportation deduction and hiding it in the pricing formula. The court found that the contracts called for the delivery of the oil in the field at the lease and Avanti took no transportation cost deduction.
Louisiana State Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-Slidell)—asked subcommittee members to consider positive economic impacts the oil and gas industry has had in that state which also supports thriving tourism and recreation businesses. “In my opinion, coastal communities do not need to be protected from offshore drilling, but instead should partner with offshore operators to identify synergies for the mutual benefit of all of our citizens,” she said.
“It is unfortunate to see the City of New Orleans bow to the administration’s pressure for more self-serving lawsuits,” said Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association. “These lawsuits are nothing more than a trial lawyer’s version of Hadacol; they promise snake oil to heal all your ailments, but do nothing other than line the peddlers’ pockets. Ever since the first parish lawsuit was filed, the lawyers have promised a pot of gold to every local government across coastal Louisiana. Seven years later nothing has happened to protect Louisiana’s coast. There is no reason why Louisiana should be outsourcing the protection of its coast to a few lawyers whose only interest is in padding their bank accounts. It is long past time that the litigation is put on the back burner and state government take back the responsibility it is granted in the Coastal Zone Program.”
Lawless Spirits & Kitchen
A great opportunity to network and connect with workers and leaders in the oil and gas industry. We will be providing a great atmosphere, cash bar, complimentary food, and door prizes.
Baton Rouge, LA
Please join with us in Baton Rouge for an industry luncheon to visit with elected officials from across Louisiana. Following lunch we will head to the capitol to visit with members of the Louisiana Legislature. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard by the decision makers in Louisiana and to network with industry leaders.
Wine Country Bistro
A great opportunity to network and connect with workers and leaders in the oil and gas industry. We will be providing a great atmosphere, cash bar, complimentary food, and door prizes!