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America’s Energy Renaissance a Game-Changer for Global Market

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted September 4, 2014

Four Years after Deepwater Horizon, Offshore Drilling is Safer (Charlie Williams): No other state in the country is more synonymous with offshore oil and natural gas development than Louisiana. So it is fitting that the Society of Environmental Journalists chose to take a deeper look at the safety of offshore operations during its conference in New Orleans this week.


In recent years, the oil and natural gas sec­tor has made substantial improvements to the safe­ty of offshore operations and drilling. The industry has established rigorous new standards, enhanced existing ones and established theCenter for Offshore Safety to ensure continuous improvement in safety and environmental protection.


As a result, offshore oil and natu­ral gas exploration and production have never been safer.

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Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.