McDowell Group, in its report "The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in Alaska's Economy," prepared in May 2014 for AOGA, examines impacts of the Cook Inlet oil and gas industry on the KPB economy.
Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of AOGA, notes that many speakers at the working group meetings indicated that the incentives for spurring Cook Inlet production have not yet had time to create gas production infrastructure capable of meeting the long-term supply needs of utilities.
stands by the recognition that since statehood, oil and gas activities have been essential in providing jobs to Alaskans and revenues for state funding.
The report, commissioned by AOGA, was introduced to a crowd of roughly eight hundred attendees at the association's annual luncheon in May.
And when it comes to taking the temperature of the Alaska energy industry, AOGA recommends one sure place to start.
further said it was concerned the National Ocean Policy, particularly spatial planning, could be "used as a tool for litigation," and could hinder efforts to develop the estimated 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas on Alaska's vast outer continental shelf.
also works on federal issues, most of which involve access and permitting regulations.
As such, AOGA
will work to make sure Alaskans make an informed decision on the ballot initiative this August.
operates under the direction of Marilyn Crockett, who assumed the role of executive director in 2007.
What must happen to revitalize the oil industry, according to AOGA
, is to revisit and adjust the progressive element in ACES.
The most recent study done by Information Insights and the McDowell Group for AOGA
, dated June 2008, also found on the AOGA
Web site, details what life was like two-and-a-half years ago in the oil and gas industry.
In 1989, AOGA
totally separated from WOGA, and became a standalone nonprofit oil and gas trade association.