For Immediate Release: Monday, June 11, 2012
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 347-6900, email@example.com
NOIA Applauds Legislative Effort to Advance Oil & Gas Exploration Offshore South Carolina
Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement in support of legislation promoting oil and gas exploration offshore South Carolina.
“NOIA is pleased to see today’s announcement from Senator Graham, Congressman Duncan, and Governor Haley about their legislative efforts to facilitate new offshore access off South Carolina. This effort is further recognition of the continually growing support for new offshore access that will add new homegrown energy, new jobs, and new revenues to federal and state coffers at a time when they are all so desperately needed.
“Due to a deeply disappointing “no new access” plan proposed by this administration for 2012-2017, there is no prospect for new access for at least the next 5 years, whether in Virginia, South Carolina, or elsewhere without legislative intervention. We applaud the sponsors of this legislation for their leadership and recognition that an all of the above energy policy includes increased access to offshore oil and gas resources. We look forward to working with the South Carolina delegation and others in Congress to push forward toward the realization of greater offshore access for American energy production.”
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 275 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.