The U.S. OCS contains an estimated 88.6 billion barrels of oil and 398.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
The U.S. OCS contains an estimated 88.6 billion barrels of oil and 398.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Offshore energy development employs over 240,000 Americans.
Offshore energy development employs over 240,000 Americans.
27% of America’s oil production and 15% of natural gas production comes from offshore.
27% of America’s oil production and 15% of natural gas production comes from offshore.
OCS royalties help fund the Land & Water Conservation Fund for coastal restoration.
OCS royalties help fund the Land & Water Conservation Fund for coastal restoration.
Revenues generated from energy production are the largest source of non-tax revenue for the government.
Revenues generated from energy production are the largest source of non-tax revenue for the government.
In 2011, offshore energy production yielded over $6.5 billion in government revenue.
In 2011, offshore energy production yielded over $6.5 billion in government revenue.
Offshore wind brings renewable power to populous coastal regions.
Offshore wind brings renewable power to populous coastal regions.

The Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, formed in 2011, consists of seven coastal state governors who support policies that encourage an expansion of American energy, particularly U.S. offshore energy resources. The mission of the Coalition is to promote a more constructive dialogue among the coastal state governors and the federal government on the importance of offshore energy development to coastal states.