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Offshore Access to America's Oil and Natural Gas Resources14807701-Offshore-Access-to-Americas-Oil-and-Natural-Gas-Resources.pdf
15 pages | 2.72 Mb
Published: April 24, 2009
Source: America's Oil and Natural Gas Industry
On October 1, 2008, Congress lifted the federal ban on offshore drilling that had kept 75 percent of U.S. coastal waters in the lower 48 states off limits to development for nearly three decades. Another 10 percent of the U.S. coastal waters remains off limits in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Policymakers and consumers alike have many questions about offshore drilling, so API has assembled this primer to foster an informed, constructive public policy debate and to demonstrate how the safe, efficient and environmentally conscious development of America's vast oil and natural gas resources will help meet our growing energy needs, create new jobs, provide more revenue to federal and state governments and enhance our energy security.