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Energy and Military Compatibility in the Eastern Gulf

access  eastern gulf of mexico  offshore energy  security  military 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 16, 2018

For some time we’ve stressed that offshore oil and natural gas production is compatible with a variety of other ocean uses such as fishing and tourism – and most significantly, with the U.S. military’s need for open-water areas to conduct training exercises, advanced weapons testing and the like. Industry has a long track record of developing offshore energy in a manner that successfully coexists with the military’s needs in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas.

The same would be true in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico if a moratorium on offshore development there, in place since 2006, is allowed to expire in 2022 – creating access to key new areas for safe exploration and development of strategically important oil and natural gas. A new analysis by the Defense Department agrees

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Energy Security, Veterans and Energy Careers

military  oil and natural gas jobs  us energy security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 10, 2018

Men and women who’ve worn the uniform of the United States view “energy security” through a different lens than the rest of us.  To many of them the American energy revolution – with oil production projected to reach 10.7 million barrels per day this year, and the U.S. becoming a net natural gas exporter for the first time in nearly 60 years – means our armed forces are less likely to be deployed to faraway places to protect energy interests. The point was underscored at a Vets4Energy event today at API. 

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Saluting Military’s Top Fuels Personnel

fuel  military  security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 14, 2017

U.S. Department of Defense personnel and units that are responsible for meeting our military’s fuels needs were recognized for outstanding performances in 2016 during this week’s Defense Logistics Agency Worldwide Energy Conference. America’s oil and natural gas industry is proud to provide the reliable fuels that keep the U.S. military on guard for the rest of us.

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Linking Veterans, Energy Industry Job Opportunities

us energy jobs  military  american petroleum institute  economic benefits 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 5, 2016

Our industry is committed to helping America’s veterans who’re looking for civilian jobs after finishing their military service. This week API and Vets4Energy unveiled a new web toolthat should help veterans match their skill sets with those needed in the energy industry. Likewise, the site will help employers looking for military occupations that could factor into their hiring needs.

The new web tool is timely, with more than 1 million military service members expected to transition to civilian life over the next four years, according to the new site. More than 8.4 million military veterans are under the age of 60.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 99 - Military Ops and Energy Coexist

access  domestic energy  military  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 26, 2010

In today's episode, I speak with Col. Marty Sullivan about energy and military operations coexisting in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Col. Sullivan is president of the Commonwealth Consulting Corporation, which just completed a study commissioned by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) on proposed offshore oil exploration in the Eastern Gulf and its impact on training missions.

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