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New U.S. Energy Course Starts Offshore

We need to change our course on energy – in offshore policy and other areas – to benefit American consumers, U.S. businesses, our economy and the country’s energy security. Given the fact it takes years to realize the benefits of offshore energy development, the administration’s decision to shelve much of America’s offshore potential is devastatingly shortsighted, bordering on the irresponsible, in the face of projected increasing global demand for oil and natural gas. 

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API: America needs forward-looking offshore energy plan

This proposal would take us in the wrong direction just as we have become world leader in production and refining of oil and natural gas and in reduction of carbon emissions. Blocking offshore exploration weakens our national security, destroys good-paying jobs, and could make energy less affordable for consumers. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a permanent ban, and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of American voters on energy production

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API: Removing the Arctic from next five-year offshore leasing plan weakens America’s energy security

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2016 – The Department of Interior’s decision to remove the Arctic from the next five-year plan governing offshore lease sales weakens America’s energy security and puts us at a competitive disadvantage, according to API President and CEO Jack Gerard.

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Seismic Surveys 101

With a series of public hearings on proposed federal rules for offshore seismic testing scheduled to begin this week, let’s take a look at the basics on the safe technologies and procedures used to survey for oil and natural gas reserves. These are key as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducts hearings in New Orleans (Nov. 9), Gulfport, Miss. (Nov. 10), Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Nov. 14), Mobile, Ala. (Nov. 15) and Houston (Nov. 17).

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API highlights importance of seismic surveys in Gulf and recently released BOEM environmental report

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2016 – Offshore Sr. Policy Advisor Andy Radford today highlighted the importance of seismic surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential significance of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) recently released Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

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Safe Offshore Energy Development is in U.S. Best Interest

Safe offshore energy development is a by-product of advanced technologies and equipment, an ever-expanding knowledge base, improved worker training, an effective partnership of industry and regulatory authorities, constantly improving standards for deepwater exploration and production and, over it all, an industry committed to creating and growing a culture of safety in offshore operations.

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Energizing Virginia

Virginia, like North Carolina to the south, is believed to host sizeable oil and natural gas reserves off its Atlantic Coast. According to federal estimates, the Mid-Atlantic offshore area (also including Maryland and North Carolina) could hold 2.41 billion barrels of oil and more than 24 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Development of those resources could turn Virginia into an energy powerhouse.

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Energizing Alaska

Alaska represents a major part of America’s energy past, present and future. North Slope oil production – accounting for more than 95 percent of Alaska’s overall output – and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that connects the oil fields with Valdez in the south were and are critically important to our country’s energy security. To ensure America’s future energy security, it’s imperative that Arctic oil and natural gas production in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska’s northern coast be included in the United States’ strategic energy planning.

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Stand Firm in Support of U.S. Energy Renaissance

Politicians’ issue positions are scribbled in sand, not granite, right? But here’s one that shouldn’t shift one bit – whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, an Independent or whatever: support for domestic natural gas and the hydraulic fracturing that’s producing record volumes of it. Thanks to fracked natural gas the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, we're more energy secure and consumers are benefiting. No issue is more bipartisan than American-made energy – the natural gas and oil that primarily fuel our economy and our modern lifestyles, brought to us all by safe, responsible fracking.

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Energizing South Carolina

Our blog series on the 50 states of energy continues today with South Carolina – another piece of the national energy equation whose sum is an American energy superpower, leading the world in oil and natural gas production.

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