Former Congressman Chris John, now President of Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, writes in the Louisiana Daily Advertiser : "For close to 100 years, the oil and gas industry has beenthe economic engine for Louisiana."
"Whether we talk about extracting our abundant natural resources, transporting it around the state and country, or refining it to make the products essential to everyday life, the message is clear: The oil and gas industry and Louisiana enjoy a strong partnership."
The piece concludes: "This industry has a deep and far-reaching effect on the economy of the entire state. It also enables our petrochemical industry to thrive. No two industries combined create more high-paying jobs for people or generate more revenues for state and local governments."