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PORT FOURCHON, LA—Executives of major oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico met with Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary Parish Presidents at Port Fourchon on Tuesday to discuss industry’s economic impact on the region, projections for increased Gulf of Mexico deepwater production, and heightened emergency response capabilities.
“The meeting was hosted by Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association’s Offshore Committee, which we established earlier this year to promote Gulf energy production and to advocate for expanded responsible development of offshore energy resources,” said LMOGA President Chris John.
Thirty business organizations and elected officials across Louisiana wrote to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management expressing strong support for expanded leasing activity off the U.S. coast.
BATON ROUGE, LA— In comments submitted yesterday, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association urged federal officials to expand federal waters eligible for energy exploration in order to meet America’s energy demands, provide American jobs, and improve the national economy.
The letter to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was sent in response to the agency’s request for information as it prepares its plan for the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The comment deadline is today.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) sold two natural gas assets in Wyoming and Louisiana for $2.1 billion plus shale acreage in Pennsylvania, continuing a $15 billion divestiture plan.
This summer, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management kicked off its two-year process for developing the next five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Managing lease activity from 2017-2022, the five-year lease plan is a golden opportunity for America to realize the economic prosperity energy production can bring to communities beyond the bustling Gulf of Mexico.