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"S.C. energy prosperity is ‘just over the horizon’"

The Post and Courier

March 7, 2015

On March 7th, Charleston's The Post and Courier published an Op-Ed from South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan, Nexsen Pruet's Bob Coble, and James Knapp regarding offshore energy exploration and production.

Duncan represents the state's 3rd District in the U.S. House and is on the Natural Resources Committee. Knapp is a professor of Earth & Ocean sciences at the University of South Carolina.

An excerpt:

We are in this together as common citizens of South Carolina; for that reason such an effort must include all of our citizens as well as local, state, and federal officials.

The current issue before South Carolina is whether the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will approve state-of-the-art seismic surveying to determine the potential oil and gas reserves offshore. Such analysis is the first step in evaluating the extent of this economic opportunity. If these surveys indicate substantial oil and gas reserves offshore for production, South Carolina holds a unique geographical position to benefit.

Read more from The Post and Courier.

Bob Coble served as Mayor of Columbia for 20 years before retiring to private practice. He is Chair of the firm’s South Carolina Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group.