AAPG Statements on:
- Onshore Access
- Geologic Carbon Storage
- Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Resources
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Preservation of Geological and Geophysical Data
- National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Access
- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Access
- United States National Energy Supply
- Climate Change
- Tax Reform
- Natural Gas Supply Concerns
- Reformation of the Endangered Species Act
- Reformation of the Clean Water Act -- Wetlands Access
- Offshore OCS Access
- Research and Development Needs
- Oil and Gas Workforce Needs in the 21st Century
Offshore OCS Access (PDF)
Additional areas available for leasing should include those currently under moratoria, off the Eastern, Western, and Florida coasts, where they can be shown to have economic benefit and acceptable environmental risk.
The petroleum industry has demonstrated its ability to protect the environment while safely producing a significant portion of the nation's oil and gas from these offshore areas. It is in the interest of the United States to explore and develop its Outer Continental Shelf and Slope, one of the most prospective areas of the country.
AAPG supports the full exploration, development and production of the petroleum resources of the Outer Continental Shelf and Slope of the United States.