Media Advisory - Offshore Energy Policies: Harnessing the Full Potential of America's Offshore at Offshore Technology Conference Discussion

HOUSTON--()--Consumer Energy Alliance:



The Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior


Moderated by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt and sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, this discussion will address the importance of the United States' offshore energy resources to the nation's long-term energy and economic security. Discussion will include the current and future potential contributions of the nation's offshore resources, non-technical factors, including policy and market considerations that could potentially affect their development, and steps that can be taken to ensure that the country benefits from these resources to the maximum extent possible.



*Following remarks by Sec. Zinke, CEA will moderate a brief Q&A session



Monday, May 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CT


Offshore Technology Conference, Room 604, NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX



With a new administration having recently taken office, and with the U.S. Energy Information Administration having concluded that oil and natural gas will comprise just as much if not more of the nation's energy portfolio in 2040 than it did in 2015, this panel discussion comes at a highly relevant time.

Note: This event is open to all credentialed media. Members of the media must check in with Offshore Technical Conference media center. Seats to this event are on a first-come-first-serve basis and OTC will not provide media seating. Media is urged to leave ample time to ensure they receive a seat. OTC will not allow standing room.


About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America's energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy's importance to the economy. Learn more at


Consumer Energy Alliance
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242

Release Summary

Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke will discuss the importance of U.S. offshore energy resources in a session at the Offshore Technology Conference, moderated by Consumer Energy Alliance.


Consumer Energy Alliance
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242