GEST- WHO WE ARE
People of the Gulf States know the important role oil and gas is to our nation’s economy and way of life. The Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) has worked tirelessly for the past seven years to help other Americans and policy makers understand what our industry workers know to be true, that our country can have it all- a safe and robust oil and gas industry. GEST continues to effectively serve in a unique advocacy role to resolve permitting delays and work through many regulatory issues impacting offshore development.
Today, GEST continues to be a Louisiana-based grassroots advocacy organization that promotes the significance of Gulf of Mexico energy production to the U.S. economy, small service companies, and middle-class Americans throughout our great nation.
Under the leadership of President Trump, GEST recognizes that we have a tremendous opportunity to reshape the offshore oil and gas industry regulatory regime. Past regulatory actions have had monumental unintended consequences, and have had little incremental benefit in safety or environmental protection. GEST supports a transparent regulatory framework that provides for a close collaboration with the industry experts in order to achieve a safe operating environment and environmental protection while allowing for a high level of certainty and predictability for America’s offshore oil and gas industry.