Major oil group launches new coalition to promote offshore drilling

June 6, 2018

A top U.S. oil and gas industry leader is setting its sights on expanding offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf and off the coast of mid-Atlantic states.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced a new coalition Wednesday that aims to spread acceptance of drilling off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The Explore Offshore initiative comes at a key time for American energy, as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is exploring options to expand drilling off coastal U.S. states.

The coalition is led by former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson and Jim Webb, the former Navy secretary and Virginia Democratic senator.

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