Volume 47| January 4, 2018
BOEM Releases its 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing
Draft Proposed Program
Lori LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Gulf Economic Survival Team, issued the following statement today on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) releasing of its 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program (DPP).
“GEST champions BOEM’s 2019-2024 OCS Draft Proposed Program and recognizes it as a major sign of optimism for our country’s potential in being the world-leader in energy production. We appreciate this administration and BOEM for recognizing the full potential of increasing access in Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) areas such as Alaska, Atlantic, Pacific and especially in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) where there are vast amounts of unexplored natural resources. With increasing OCS access, our country has the opportunity to maximize those natural resources in order to continue producing dependable energy, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and providing immense economic stability for our nation.”

“The new 2019-2024 DPP is a sensible program for the United States as it considers 90% of all of the OCS acreage that is available and allows us to maximize America’s abundant OCS oil and gas resources and benefit from the revenues generated by offshore production. In fact, The Gulf accounts for nearly one-fifth of our nation’s oil production and contributes over $5 to $8 billion dollars directly to The U.S. Treasury each year — making it the second largest revenue stream for the
federal government.”

“The energy produced offshore in the Gulf of Mexico creates good-paying jobs throughout our country and we are very pleased that this administration embraces the importance of the offshore oil and gas industry, which will continue to lead the way towards
American energy dominance.” 

Lori LeBlanc
In case you missed it:
BSEE Proposes Revisions to Production Safety Systems Regulations via BSEE
WASHINGTON  - In response to a Presidential Order to reduce undue burden on industry, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) completed a comprehensive review of the Production Safety Systems regulations. The proposed regulations will be published Friday in the Federal Register. The announcement describes the proposed revisions and invites public comment on the proposal.

“I am confident that this revision of the Production Safety Systems Rule moves us forward toward meeting the Administration’s goal of achieving energy dominance without sacrificing safety,” said Director Scott A. Angelle. “By reducing the regulatory burden on industry, we are encouraging increased domestic oil and gas production while maintaining a high bar for safety and environmental sustainability.”
An impactful job: How former Louisiana political warrior Scott Angelle is shaping U.S. energy policy in new role
via The Acadiana Advocate
About 90 percent of the oil produced offshore in the U.S. comes from the Gulf of Mexico, he said, and all that activity creates thousands of jobs. (Gulf of Mexico production in federal waters accounts for about 17 percent of the nation's total energy output.)

“This is not our grandfather’s world,” Angelle said. Technological advances, such as fracking to release deposits from rocks and horizontal drilling, have increased U.S. production. The time of long lines for gasoline has passed, and a new era where America can supply the energy needs of other nations is on the horizon.
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