Yesterday, IPAA Chairman Bruce Vincent, who is also president of Houston-based Swift Energy Company, had an op-ed published in the American Press, a Lake Charles, La. newspaper, ahead of his participation in the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s (LOGA) Annual Meeting.
The op-ed discussed the economic benefits of oil and natural gas production in America — how it creates high-paying jobs and revenues for the local, state and federal government.
He will be speaking to attendees at the LOGA Annual Meeting tomorrow morning about the barrage of legislative proposals in Washington that would be devastating to America’s oil and natural gas industry, especially independent producers. Click here to view the editorial online (subs. req’d). Excerpts from the op-ed are below.
“We have the energy reserves on-hand and at the ready to fuel, power and light our economy for generations. In fact, we have enough domestic natural gas supplies to meet our nation’s needs for greater than 100 years. Our offshore oil and gas reserves are significant, too. Responsibly producing these resources will help stabilize prices for American families as we continue to develop alternative and renewable energy forms, and invest in commonsense conservation initiatives.”
“Producing oil and gas here at home will also help break our deep dependence on foreign nations to meet our nation’s energy needs. And it will continue to create thousands of jobs. Louisiana has demonstrated this for years. Now it’s time for the rest of the country to start taking notice.”
Chairman Vincent was also featured this weekend in the Houston Chronicle for an executive Q&A special. To view the article, click here.
Finally, Chairman Vincent attended the Winter NAPE Expo down in Houston back in February and was interviewed by World Energy’s ‘Sarah Palin look-a-like’. He discussed the pivotal role the nation’s independent producers will play to create jobs in the U.S. and strengthen national security, as well as the benefits of NAPE for the oil and gas industry. To view the two-part interview series, click here and here!