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2011-04-07 15:18:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With oil prices soaring to $110 a barrel, Jim Adams, president of the Offshore Marine Service Association, released this statement: "President Obama has long since forgotten Gulf workers, who are suffering as his administration chokes off new permits for offshore drilling. Now other Americans can rightly wonder whether he has forgotten about them too. Maybe if President Obama had to fill his car each week he'd understand the pain that all...

2011-03-18 15:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Adams, president and CEO of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), said that BOEMER's late day announcement that it has issued an additional permit for deepwater drilling is misleading. "There were 32 deepwater drilling operations already permitted when the President imposed his moratorium last year. Interior Secretary Salazar is merely allowing existing permit holders to resume their operations," said Adams. "This administration...

2011-03-11 13:11:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "President Obama's rhetoric will not bring down the price of gas, will not make us less reliant on unstable regimes and will not generate new jobs in the energy sector. The only immediate solution to the administration's self-imposed energy crisis is to lift the de facto moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico," said Jim Adams, president and CEO of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA). (Photo:...

2011-02-28 17:58:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), representing thousands of Americans providing essential services to domestic energy production, welcomes today's announcement that the Obama Administration has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in nearly a year. But granting a single permit will have no practical impact on the thousands of workers left idle by the White House's de facto moratorium on deepwater oil drilling," said Jim...

2011-02-17 11:10:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association today announced a national campaign to demand President Obama stop destroying jobs and allow deepwater oil drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign kicked off with an open letter to President Obama, denouncing his illegal suspension of deepwater drilling in the Gulf. "President Obama has been trying to fool Americans into thinking that he lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the...

2010-06-19 15:37:00

HARAHAN, La., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has proposed to BP and the U.S. Coast Guard that they create a smooth, efficient system to be sure vessel owners know what marine assets are needed to combat the Gulf oil spill, and to share with the Incident Command what vessels are available. OMSA, which represents the U.S. flag vessels that work in the offshore energy sector, has a number of member vessels that are currently involved in the...

2010-06-11 14:30:00

HARAHAN, La., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news stories have been erroneously reporting that foreign skimming vessels are not able to work on the BP oil spill cleanup because of the Jones Act. These reports are incorrect. The Jones Act does not apply and therefore does not prevent foreign vessels from working on oil skimming operations in waters beyond the state's three-mile limit. In fact, a number of foreign vessels have been working at the scene for some time. For...

2010-03-31 12:00:00

Urges DHS To Make Sure Jobs Go To Americans HARAHAN, La., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), the association representing the owners and operators of the U.S. Flag supply vessels that support offshore energy, has issued the following statement on the announcement today by the Obama Administration to increase offshore energy production from oil, gas or renewable sources: "We strongly support efforts to expand our offshore energy resources,...

2009-11-02 14:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association applauds the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) recently posted directive to field officers establishing an issue management team in the wake of an IRS analysis indicating that a significant number of foreign vessels permitted to work in the U.S. offshore oil and gas industry aren't complying with U.S. filing requirements. In the directive, posted last week on the IRS web site, Keith M. Jones, the IRS...


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