OMSA: New Offshore Oil & Gas Areas

Friday, March 05, 2010

OMSA released the following statement in reaction to the administration plan to unveil new offshore oil and gas areas:

As the association representing the owners and operators of the offshore supply vessels that support offshore exploration, development and production, we are looking forward to the Administration following through on the President’s stated desire to increase offshore energy production -- be it from oil, gas or renewable sources.
 
However, if we as a country are going to expand offshore energy, we need to ensure that the work is done by Americans, especially when it comes to the vessels that make that expansion possible. 
 
The Department of Homeland Security is currently reviewing the situations in which foreign vessels and foreign mariners are allowed to work in our offshore energy sector. The issue involves the Jones Act, a law that requires cargo carried between U.S. points to be carried only on vessels that are owned by Americans, crewed by Americans and built in America.  If the Administration agrees to enforce the original intent of the law, expanding offshore energy will result in thousands of additional jobs from the maritime sector and reverse the decline in current jobs.  If the Administration sides with opponents of the Jones Act, any new jobs created and an increasing number of current jobs will go to foreign workers and foreign-flag vessels.  It is worth noting that a recent economic study indicated that the U.S. flag offshore fleet is responsible for more than 100,000 jobs in this country and $18 billion in annual business sales activity.  A correct decision on this issue would be a boon to American communities that rely on American vessel and shipyard activity for jobs and tax revenue.
 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Sjo Resigns from Polarcus Board of Directors

Polarcus Limited announced that Hege Sjo will resign from its board of directors effective February 2, 2015.   Sjo has accepted an appointment as Deputy Director

BOEM Issues Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), announces the availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Europe's Offshore Wind Capacity Growing

New capacity edges down 5 pct from record 2013; industry body forecasts stable growth over 2015/6. Europe's offshore wind capacity kept up a steady rate of growth

Government Update

Shippers Must Monitor Greek Government Changes

Moore Stephens says shipping must monitor developments in wake of Greek government change   International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says

USCG Updates Rules for Arrival/Departure Notices, AIS

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published in Federal Register   U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Europe's Offshore Wind Capacity Growing

New capacity edges down 5 pct from record 2013; industry body forecasts stable growth over 2015/6. Europe's offshore wind capacity kept up a steady rate of growth

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1213 sec (8 req/sec)