and RDC are organizations that want Alaska's economy to remain strong.
All are invited to join AOGA as it celebrates Alaska's oil and gas history, as well as its significant future potential.
Additionally, AOGA will be recognizing several companies and individuals: there will be nominations for a contractor for safety performance, a project for environmental stewardship, and a rising star and lifetime achievement award given to individuals.
Moriarty notes that AOGA is active at all levels of government, including in the Alaska capital of Juneau, Washington, D.
Often, because AOGA is considered a 'one stop shop' by many legislators and policymakers, our organization is asked to provide the industry-wide view on proposed laws, regulations, and policies that could impact the industry," she adds.
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.
is a strong supporter of Vote No on 1 for just that reason: we need to keep Alaska's economy moving in the right direction.
Such planning, AOGA
said, raises potential for "exclusionary zoning of Alaska's oceans and coastline and additional layers of bureaucracy for project planning and development purposes, and thus, increased project delay, costs and uncertainty.