API promotes offshore activity before New Orleans hearing

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON – Ahead of tomorrow’s congressional hearing in New Orleans, the US API highlighted the importance of offshore oil and natural gas development to the region’s economic development.

“The oil and natural gas industry supports hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast jobs,” said Erik Milito, API upstream group director. “Offshore energy has driven Louisiana’s economy for generations, and building on that growth requires a regulatory approach that embraces safe, responsible development.”

API recently issued a request that the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) arrange workshops with each of the eight industry workgroups involved with analyzing respective sections of BSEE’s proposed well control rule in order to address fundamental technical and economic flaws in the proposal that could increase risks to people and the environment.



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