For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 (202) 347-6900
National Ocean Industries Association Comments on the Recent Energy Debate in Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the recent energy legislation in Washington DC:
“With a USA Today/Gallup poll this week indicating more than 85% of Americans are concerned about prices at the pump and our nation’s continued reliance upon foreign sources of oil, it is no surprise that oil and gas issues continue to dominate the agenda in Washington, from recent House action, to a speech from the President, to the Senate floor.
“NOIA appreciates the President’s acknowledgement in his speech Saturday that new oil and gas production has a key role to play in our nation’s energy future. And while efforts to build upon the recently passed legislation in the House fell short this week in the Senate, we believe we have not seen the last of the opportunities to take strong pro-production, pro-jobs actions in the Congress this year. NOIA continues to urge the Congress and the Administration to stand together to take actions that would increase domestic offshore oil and gas production, reduce our reliance upon foreign sources of energy, and add the critically needed jobs that would enrich our economy.”
NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf. The NOIA membership comprises more than 270 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.