CREATE AMERICAN JOBS
American offshore energy industry supports more than 242,000 jobs across the country. Imagine if permitting returned to historic rates, access to the Outer Continental Shelf expanded and there was regulatory certainty. Americans could expect more than 400,000 desirable industry supported jobs by 2015.
In 2008 and 2009, oil and natural gas industry salaries in the exploration and production sectors were more than double the national average for all U.S. jobs. That’s amazing.
GO FISH. GO DIVE.
There are many examples of jobs indirectly created due to the offshore energy industry. Take recreational ﬁshing and diving.
Production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provide the world’s only vertical reef systems – habitat where multitudes of fish grow and thrive. The economic output in ﬁshing and diving is estimated at $324 million with employment estimated at 5,560 full time equivalents. More than 2,400 companies from at least 47 states provide equipment and/or services to America’s offshore energy industry.