For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 347-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOIA Applauds BSEE and Congratulates Shell
on Approval of Beaufort Sea Oil Spill Response Plan
Washington, D.C. – Randall Luthi, President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) issued the following statement regarding the Federal approval of Shell’s Oil Spill Response Plan for the Beaufort Sea:
“We applaud the approval today of Shell’s Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP) for the Beaufort Sea by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). We congratulate Shell on their diligent work to meet the stringent regulatory compliance requirements of BSEE. The approval is particularly encouraging following BSEE’s thorough review and approval last month of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea. While several more approvals are still needed, we are hopeful that the coming weeks will produce further encouraging news leading to the realization of the exploratory shallow-water drilling proposed by Shell in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.”
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. NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. 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, and renewable energy.