LMOGA Urges Domestic Energy Development Amid White House OPEC Talks

08 11, 2021 by LMOGA

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) made the following statements in response to the White House announcement urging OPEC+ to increase oil production in response to increased gasoline prices.

“Now is the time for the administration to recognize that policy decisions promoting increased dependence on foreign oil threatens American jobs and deprives our state and local communities of much-needed revenue, all while likely increasing emissions and the risks of climate change,” said Tyler Gray, LMOGA President. “We urge President Biden to lift the ban on new federal leasing and development that is creating economic uncertainty when we need it most.”

“Now more than ever, we need smart, sound transitional policies to successfully achieve our climate goals that reflect the reality that long term demand for reliable sources of energy will continue to grow,” said Gray. “Our industry remains committed to working together toward our common goals for the environment and the economy, while working to deliver the affordable, reliable and responsible energy American households demand.”

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA), founded in 1923, is a trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. LMOGA serves exploration and production, refining, transportation, marketing, and mid-stream companies as well as other firms in the fields of law, engineering, environment, financing, and government relations.