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02/21/2018

Virginia Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration can bring jobs, consumer benefits and economic growth to Virginia

RICHMOND, February 21, 2018 – Virginia Executive Director Miles Morin emphasized the opportunities that exploring offshore energy resources can bring to Virginia’s economic and energy future prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 

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02/13/2018

South Carolina Petroleum Council: Offshore exploration is critical to state's economic future

COLUMBIA, February 13, 2018 – South Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director Mark Harmon today highlighted the need for exploring offshore energy resources and the importance to South Carolina’s economic future prior to today’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. 


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02/08/2018

Florida Petroleum Council: Offshore Exploration Beneficial to Florida's Economy and Jobs

“The inclusion of Florida in Secretary Zinke’s offshore plan is critical to enabling Floridians to reap the long-term benefits of affordable and reliable U.S.-produced energy and specifically secure Florida’s long-term economic future with new tax revenue, new jobs and new industries to support energy development,” said Mica. “Today’s BOEM hearing is the first step in gathering public input on the plan, while advancing a forward-looking energy strategy for our state.”

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01/10/2018

API: Removing Eastern Gulf from OCS 5-year plan is premature

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement on Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement to remove the Eastern Gulf of Mexico from the recently released five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan. 

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01/04/2018

New offshore energy plan will benefit South Carolina energy consumers

COLUMBIA, January 4, 2018 – David McGowan, Southern Region Director of the American Petroleum Institute (API), today welcomed the Interior Department’s new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, which puts South Carolina on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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01/04/2018

NORTH CAROLINA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit North Carolina energy consumers

RALEIGH, January 4, 2018 – North Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director David McGowan today welcomed the new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, which puts North Carolina on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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01/04/2018

GEORGIA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Georgia consumers and strengthen national security

ATLANTA, January 4, 2018 – Georgia Petroleum Council Executive Director Hunter Hopkins today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, putting Georgia on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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01/04/2018

VIRGINIA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Virginia energy consumers, strengthen U.S. national security

RICHMOND, January 4, 2018 – Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan to allow greater access to the Atlantic’s outer-continental shelf, which puts Virginia on the right track towards job creation, economic growth, and strengthened national security.

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01/04/2018

FLORIDA PETROLEUM COUNCIL: New offshore energy plan will benefit Florida consumers and strengthen U.S. national security

TALLAHASSEE, January 4, 2018 – Florida Petroleum Council Executive Director David Mica today welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, putting Florida on the right track towards greater energy production, new jobs and economic growth.

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01/04/2018

API: New offshore energy plan will strengthen U.S. energy security

WASHINGTON, January 4, 2018 – API welcomed the Interior Department’s new proposal for a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan to allow greater access to energy resources in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, putting the U.S. on the right track towards increased energy production, economic growth, and job creation.

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