Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development
RICHMOND, Va., August 17, 2017 – The Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe’s comments on the Interior Department’s oil and gas leasing program.
WASHINGTON, August 17, 2017 – Total petroleum deliveries in July moved up by 4.9 percent from July 2016 to average nearly 20.7 million barrels per day. These were the highest July deliveries in 10 years, since 2007. Compared with June, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, increased 1.6 percent. For year-to-date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year.
WASHINGTON, August 17, 2017 – API today urged the administration to expand the next five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program to include areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic, with potential for new domestic energy resources, job creation, increased government revenue, and strengthened national security.
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