For Immediate Release: Contact: Nicolette Nye
Thursday, February 9, 2012 (202) 347-6900
NOIA Submits Comments to BOEM on 2012-2017 Proposed OCS Leasing Program
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has submitted comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on the 2012-2017 Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. In its comments, NOIA reiterated its disappointment in the lack of new access to offshore areas included in the Proposed Program, and stressed the enormous impact offshore oil and gas production has on our nation’s economy and energy security. NOIA also urged BOEM to not further reduce the areas included in the Proposed Program. NOIA’s complete comments can be read here.
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.