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Oil and Gas Industry Plans for Its Future

The estimated resource base in the Gulf of Mexico area open for exploration
climbed from about 9 billion barrels of oil in 1987 to almost 45 billion
barrels in 2006, largely as a result of improved technology.

The Outer Continental Shelf

ICF estimates that opening up the banned OCS areas,
ANWR and the Rockies could produce 160,000 new jobs in 2030.

Enhancing U.S. Energy Security

The industry has invested heavily in boosting its environmental performance,
spending some $160 billion since 1990 on needed upgrades and compliance activities.

Environmentally Aware

A New Outlook


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