BSEE Executive Director Scott Angelle: "In the spirit of President Trump’s “Made in America Week” it’s important to highlight the contribution of Outer Continental Shelf energy resources. As the second largest revenue contributor to the Treasury - $2.8 billion in 2016, OCS production supports more than 300,000 U.S. jobs, over $30 billion in value added and in excess of $55 billion in U.S. economic output.
With the OCS contributing 1 out of every 6 barrels produced in this country, we have an important role to play. The OCS contributes to energy security providing enough energy for one out of every ten Americans. National security is reinforced through reliable OCS production lessening our dependence on energy from areas of the world that do not share our values. Energy production from the OCS promotes economic security through the support of hundreds of thousands of jobs in 47 states."