API calls for more data to help shape next 5-year OCS plan

10/28/2013
The American Petroleum Institute said it would like the administration of US President Barack Obama to gather information more quickly so it will be able to consider expanded oil and gas leasing on more of the US Outer Continental Shelf when it develops the next 5-year management program. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in particular should establish procedures for conducting seismic tests in waters off four Atlantic coastal states where recent Harris Interactive surveys for API showed strong support for more oil and gas activity off their shorelines, they told reporters during an Oct. 21 luncheon briefing. "We don't even have the full Atlantic coast as a potential seismic a...
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