A recent opinion piece in the Houma Daily Courier succinctly described a common sense approach to working with the strongest economic engine here in the State of Louisiana, oil and gas:
The partnerships between the energy industry and the parish run deep and wide. In fact, 65 percent of the parish’s footprint is owned by energy companies (both land and water).
Ask anyone in the bayou region what drives our economy, and they will tell you without hesitation the oil and gas industry. This industry is absolutely part of the fabric of our lives. We fish around the oil rigs’ massive platforms. We work in and out of the energy companies’ offices. We accept donations for our children’s recreational sports from the industry’s charitable giving programs. We live, work and play in the region that the energy industry has helped us call home.
One in seven jobs are directly or indirectly related to the energy industry in the bayou region.
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