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BATON ROUGE, LA (April 15, 2019) -- Together, the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC), Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA), and the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) united as one voice to host the first Diversity in Energy on April 15 at the Louisiana State Capitol.
The free event was held to educate Louisiana students on the vast career opportunities available for minorities and women in the oil and natural gas industry and to highlight industry partnerships with the education institutions that provide the training needed for these well-paying careers.
“The goal of the LLBC is to improve the quality of life for all citizens through access to education and economic advancement opportunities, and I am extremely proud to have been part of a proactive event that put our words to action,” said Representative Randal Gaines, Chairman of the LLBC. “Louisiana’s youth were able to see up close how one of our state’s major industries can provide options for a bright future.”
LMOGA responds to Administration’s Executive Order promoting energy infrastructure and economic grow
BATON ROUGE, LA (April 11, 2019) —The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) released the following statement regarding new Executive Orders that will help relieve the backlog of pipeline projects to move America’s energy revolution forward, providing clean and affordable fuels to more working families, and creating jobs.
“Pipelines are the safest, most environmentally-friendly way to transport oil and natural gas, and LMOGA supports a predictable permitting process to continue strengthening our energy infrastructure and growing our economy,” said LMOGA President and General Counsel, Tyler Gray. “Unfortunately, bureaucratic barriers at the federal level have caused regulatory uncertainty, preventing the construction of essential infrastructure. We applaud the Administration for their commitment to building America’s pipelines, enabling safe, efficient delivery of energy and creating the jobs that Louisiana’s families and businesses rely on every day.”
Forty years ago, Americans found themselves on the lookout for green flags at gas stations and jockeying for position in line just to fill up their tanks. In some states, drivers were forced to follow the odd/even rationing rule, filling up only on odd or even dates depending on the last digit of their license plate. The year was 1979, the second of two oil crises in that decade spurred by OPEC's restrictions on oil supplies, which starved U.S. consumers of gasoline and forced a national year-round daylight savings time to save energy as we depended on countries far, far away for crude oil.
Thankfully, those panic-filled days are gone, and while gas prices have surged and fallen over the past four decades, U.S. oil supplies have been relatively stable and lines at the gas station relatively short as domestic oil production offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere has increased. The future is looking even brighter.
BATON ROUGE, LA (March 29, 2019) —The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) issued the following statements in response to the City of New Orleans filling a Coastal Management Zone lawsuit against a multitude of oil and gas companies.
“With the filing of this lawsuit, the City of New Orleans sends a message to oil and gas they’re closed for business,” said Tyler Gray, President of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. “Unnecessary legal tactics threaten the community investment and cultural support the industry has provided for over a century, which they can now potentially lose, as they wait for several years, as other parishes in the state have, for this to work its way through the judicial process. LMOGA vehemently disagrees with the decision to outsource responsibility for enforcing state and local permitting laws to private lawyers. With this decision, New Orleans disregards our environmental stewardship, relying on profit motivated lawsuits to make a quick buck.”
Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association remains confidently optimistic on the future of the Gulf of Mexico after today’s OCS Lease Sale 252 which included 78 million acres in the Western, Central, and Eastern planning areas of the Gulf. In today’s fiscal environment the offshore lease sale is an indicator of our offshore industry and we are pleased with today’s positive outcome as compared to the prior lease sale in August 2018. It demonstrates our industry’s continued interest and investments in the Gulf.