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Studies: Big Economic Benefits to States, U.S. From Offshore Energy

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 9, 2018

When we talk about America’s offshore energy potential, we refer to the natural gas and oil reserves on the outer continental shelf (OCS), which the United States could harness for its strategic energy needs and long-term national security.

Yet, as four new regional studies for the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf and Alaska OCS areas show, offshore development also could bring significant economic benefits to coastal states and the nation – in jobs and in-state spending by industry, as well as revenues from production royalties, lease bids and rental income that the federal government could share with individual states.

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Gulf Offshore Energy, Fishing and Tourism – A Thriving Coexistence

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 6, 2018

Since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed opening most of the nation’s outer continental shelf to offshore leasing, we keep getting asked whether offshore energy development can coexist with tourism and fishing?

The answer is absolutely yes. And there’s a pretty good case study backing that up: The Gulf of Mexico.

While surging onshore oil and natural gas production have grabbed headlines the past few years, oil and natural gas production in the Gulf continues to play a critical role in meeting the nation’s energy needs.

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Busting Myths About Offshore Energy

Offshore  spill 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 6, 2018

There’s an important, fact-based conversation the country should be having right now about safely harnessing its offshore energy – strategically valuable reserves of natural gas and oil that are critical to America’s long-term energy, economic and national security.

Unfortunately, lots of people may struggle to locate that kind of discussion in the jumble of myths, misinformation and falsehoods thrown out by natural gas and oil opponents who use confusion and fear to distract from the fact that offshore development is safe, technologically advanced and fundamentally important to building a better tomorrow. So, let’s bust some myths.

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What They’re Saying About U.S. Offshore Energy

offshore energy  us energy security  north carolina  virginia  south carolina  spill 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 27, 2018

A fact-based conversation about America’s offshore strategy is critically important as policymakers make decisions that affect all Americans. Underscore the words “fact-based conversation.” While there’s passion associated with this issue, emotion can get in the way of sound policy – which is what we need for America’s energy and national security. Our vast offshore oil and natural gas potential has strategic, long-term importance and should be addressed accordingly with all voices, not just the loudest ones, heard.

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Let’s Hear It: The Benefits of Safe Offshore Energy

offshore leasing plan  consumers  economic growth  safe operations  us energy security  spill 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 8, 2018

As a nation, we have a tremendous opportunity to safely and efficiently harness our offshore natural gas and oil reserves. Here are three important points that should be prominent during the public hearing phase of the process to develop the next federal offshore leasing plan.

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Energy Makes State of Our Union Strong

state of the union  oil and natural gas  infrastructure  everything  spill 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 31, 2018

So, there was scant, direct mention of energy during Tuesday night’s State of the Union. We’re glad the president devoted some time to the country’s need for more infrastructure – just look at New England! – and he also talked about a new era of embracing American energy, also good. At the same time, we’d argue virtually everything the president highlighted during his speech involves energy in some way. The economy, national security, bettering the lives of Americans – all of these are connected to natural gas and oil and/or its development. Which is what we’ve been saying: energy is everything, and energy is powering Americans past impossible.

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Sustaining America’s Energy Momentum

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 19, 2018

The past week or so we’ve talked a lot about how natural gas and oil help Americans power past the impossible – meeting the challenges of today and building a path to a better future. See API’s 2018 annual report, check out our keynote video and listen to API President and CEO Jack Gerard’s State of American Energy remarks. All point to the positive momentum for our nation provided by secure, abundant energy. Now, how do we keep it going? Gerard, speaking at the U.S. Energy Association’s State of the Energy Industry Forum, focused on three critical points for sustaining America’s energy renaissance.

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Energy Gifts

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 28, 2017

America’s energy abundance makes our country stronger, more prosperous and secure in the world. Safely harnessing this energy requires technology, innovation, access to reserves and smart policy. When these come together, we all benefit.

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Offshore 101: Energy for America’s Future Security

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 11, 2017

Soon, the Interior Department is expected to release its draft offshore leasing program that will shape natural gas and oil development on the federal outer continental shelf (OCS) for the next five years, 2019-2024. Recognizing that the leasing program only outlines where lease auctions could be conducted, let’s take a look at some offshore basics to provide full context to a process that’s critically important to our country’s future energy security.

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Seismic Needed for Informed Atlantic Offshore Discussion

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 1, 2017

A sensible, safe and forward-looking offshore energy strategy – one that acknowledges that keeping 94 percent of federal offshore acreage off limits to responsible development risks U.S. energy security – underscores the need for reliable scientific data to establish the size and location of offshore oil and natural gas reserves, through safe seismic testing. Every other discussion about where offshore development may occur in the years ahead is premature until the resource base is known. In this context, a recent claim that U.S. military priorities and offshore energy development in the Atlantic Ocean are mostly incompatible is just plain silly.

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