NOIA Statement on Conditional Approval of Chukchi Exploration Plan

RandallLuthiwebFor Immediate Release: Monday, May 11, 2015

Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,

 NOIA Statement on Conditional Approval of Chukchi Exploration Plan

 Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on BOEM's conditional approval of Shell's revised Chukchi Sea exploration plan:

“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s decision to conditionally allow Shell to proceed with the carefully planned and coordinated drilling effort in Alaska is good news.  The potential for energy development in the Chukchi Sea would allow Alaskans to benefit from well-paying jobs and resources to safeguard the environment, protect native traditional activities, and improve communities. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline may also benefit from the flow of resulting production.  For the rest of the U.S. and the world, successful oil and natural gas development in the area will help to meet the ever increasing demand for reliable, reasonably priced energy.”


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 325 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.

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