LA Gubernatorial Candidates Vitter, Angelle And Edwards To Speak At 2015 Oil & Gas Industry Day At State Capitol

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (R-Breaux Bridge) and Rep. John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) are all scheduled to speak at the 2015 Oil & Gas Industry Day event on Monday, May 4, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Pentagon Barracks near the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

         Oil & Gas Industry Day brings together members and supporters of the state’s leading industry to raise awareness of the crucial importance of energy jobs with a look to the future.

         Also in attendance will be Marc Ehrhardt, Executive Director, Grow Louisiana, Don Briggs, President Louisiana Oil & Gas Association and Chris John, President, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association.

         Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.

         For more than 100 years, the oil and gas industry has been an important economic leader and community partner in Louisiana, creating one of every six jobs in the state, generating revenue for thousands of Louisiana-based families and businesses and leading the way in environmental stewardship of our natural resources.

         Participants include industry leaders, suppliers, partners, employees, professional associations and industry veterans, as well as members of the next generation of industry workers. These workers, supporters and students understand the vitality of the industry to Louisiana’s economic success and our way of life.

         Grow Louisiana Coalition is an organization of more than 10,000 individuals, companies and organizations increasing public awareness of the importance of the oil and gas industry to the state’s economy, and the way of life of 300,000 Louisianians working in and alongside the industry daily.

         The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (known before 2006 as LIOGA) was organized in 1992 to represent the Independent and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana; this representation includes exploration, production and oilfield services. Their goal is to provide the industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. LOGA services its membership by creating incentives for Louisiana’s oil and gas industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing burdensome regulations and educating the public and government of the important of the oil and gas industry in the state of Louisiana.

         Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, founded in 1923, is the only oil and gas trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. LMOGA serves exploration and production, refining, transportation, marketing and mid stream companies as well as other firms in the fields of law, engineering, environment, financing and government relations.


         LMOGA’s mission is to promote and represent the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico by extending representation of its members to the Louisiana Legislature, state and federal regulatory agencies, the Louisiana congressional delegation, the media and the general public.

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