Georgia Petroleum Council: Offshore energy executive action will bring jobs and economic growth to Georgia
ATLANTA, April 28, 2017 – Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins today welcomed the Trump administration’s executive action to advance offshore domestic energy production, bringing jobs and economic growth to the state.
"This administration’s action to prioritize responsible U.S. energy development is welcome news for the consumers and businesses of Georgia,” said Hopkins. “Developing our abundant offshore energy resources in the Atlantic is a critical part of a robust, forward-looking energy policy that will secure our nation’s energy future. Expanded access to the Atlantic could create hundreds of thousands of jobs, generate billions of dollars in government revenue, and add over a million barrels of oil equivalent per day.
“The U.S. oil and natural gas industry has a long history of safe operations, and 80 percent of American voters support increased domestic oil and natural gas production. Developing our offshore resources will strengthen the U.S. energy renaissance and help meet the energy needs of the consumers and businesses of Georgia."
The Georgia Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 625 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.