Offshore energy is an American success story. In the Gulf of Mexico, offshore production provides the lowest carbon barrels of oil, generates millions of dollars in funding for parks and recreation programs for underprivileged urban communities, and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs across every state. Offshore wind is primed to soar, generating jobs and investment and providing millions of Americans with access to renewable energy.
But the right policies – including resuming Gulf of Mexico lease sales – are needed to grow American energy, economic, and environmental opportunities.
The firm Energy & Industrial Advisory Partners (EIAP) models three scenarios of what the Gulf of Mexico could look like by 2040: a scenario based on a continuation of current policies and regulations; a scenario examining the potential impacts of a ban on new offshore leases; and a scenario examining the potential impacts of a ban on new drilling permit approvals in the Gulf of Mexico.
Along with immense Gulf Coast benefits, the national supply chain stretches through all 50 states. It is clear from the numbers: shutting down energy production in the Gulf of Mexico would devastate the economy, destroy small businesses and high-paying jobs and weaken our national security.
Offshore oil and gas companies make up the fabric of countless communities along the Gulf Coast. From production companies to drillers to fabricators to marine construction and more, offshore energy is a complex ecosystem of companies and people that produce energy safely and reliably. The report includes 2,400 who are part of the Gulf of Mexico vendor chain, and this is a significant underrepresentation of the thousands of companies needed to keep energy flowing.
Energy & Industrial Advisory Partners (EIAP) was founded to provide companies and investors across the energy and industrial markets with strategic consulting and M&A advisory services from seasoned consultants with significant industry experience.
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.