NOIA Applauds Approval of Fifth Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Drilling Permit

For Immediate Release:                                                      Contact:  Nicolette Nye

Thursday, March 24, 2011                                                        (202) 347-6900          


NOIA Applauds Approval of Fifth Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Drilling Permit


WASHINGTON, DC – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the approval of the fifth deepwater Gulf of Mexico drilling permit issued since last April:


“We are, of course, pleased with the previous four permits, but today’s approval of a permit for truly new deepwater exploration in the Gulf of Mexico is particularly noteworthy and is a milestone we have been awaiting.  We are encouraged that the backlog of permit applications is slowly growing smaller, and that some of our member companies who were sidelined for the past year will soon get back to work in the Gulf.”




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 275 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine, land and air transport, warehousing and logistics to offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance.

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