of America’s domestic oil and 5% of natural gas is produced in the Gulf


American jobs directly or indirectly tied to Gulf energy industry

$44.5 billion

National economic impact of Gulf energy production


Barrels per day of oil produced in America’s Gulf in 2015

The Gulf of Mexico is America’s powerhouse, providing 16 percent of our nation’s domestic crude oil supply. Energy production in America’s Gulf contributes an estimated $44.5 billion to our national economy and supports approximately 430,000 American jobs. Gulf Energy Fuels America! The Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) is focused on promoting the significance of Gulf energy to America and achieving full production of this important economic resource in a safe and environmentally protective manner. Learn more about GEST

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President Trump Signs “Offshore Energy Development” Executive Order

  Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) Executive Director Lori LeBlanc today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order to call for a review of the locations available for offshore oil and gas exploration and of certain regulations governing offshore oil and gas exploration, The “Offshore Energy Development” Executive Order. “GEST commends President [...]

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