This afternoon, as part of the White House’s energy week, President Trump announced a new six-point initiative to promote U.S. energy development. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:
The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) shares OSHA’s commitment to workplace safety and is supportive of the administration’s efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety and health programs.
Today, BSEE announced the extension of leases doubling the amount of time offshore oil and gas operators have to coordinate development operations and retain their leases in federal waters of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
“IADC is pleased with the selection of Scott A. Angelle to lead BSEE. His reputation as a tough defender of offshore safety and his commitment to cultivating the natural resources of the U.S., make him an ideal director for BSEE."
“IADC is pleased with today’s CBP notice. The now-withdrawn proposal offered a new interpretation of decades-old customs rulings and created uncertainty by potentially reclassifying as “merchandise” much of the drilling equipment used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
“IADC is disappointed with today’s Senate vote regarding BLM’s duplicative and costly methane emissions rule. Since the rule was first introduced in 2016, IADC, along with our industry partners, has argued that the regulation would have the unintended impact of fewer jobs, higher costs for consumers and less energy security and federal revenue.