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President Obama, Put Domestic Oil Production “On the Table.”

March 7, 2011

Statement from Jim Adams, President and CEO, Offshore Marine Service Association

President Obama, Put Domestic Oil Production “On the Table.”

(New Orleans, Louisiana) — March 7, 2011 — “President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, told Meet the Press this weekend that “all matters have to be on the table” when it comes to responding to skyrocketing gasoline prices. He mentioned higher fuel economy standards, better batteries for electric cars, and tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Conspicuously absent from the table is the most logical response: a resumption of oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Getting the Gulf back on line would increase the global supply of oil, reduce America’s dependence on imported oil, and put tens of thousands of Americans back to work all across the region.

It makes no sense to turn off future production and leave the workers, their families and their communities that depend on oil production in suspense while the administration decides what to do. All Americans are suffering because of this self-inflicted energy crisis.

I urge Mr. Daley and President Obama to lift the de facto moratorium on Gulf oil production before oil and gas prices rise even further.

OMSA represents the owners and operators of U.S. flag offshore service vessels and the shipyards and other businesses that support that industry.

Jim Adams

Jim Adams
President and CEO, Offshore Marine Service Association


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