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Rocky Mountains launch for Our Energy Moment

LNG Industry,

Our Energy Moment (OEM), a group dedicated to highlighting the benefits of expanded LNG export markets in the US, has launched in the Rocky Mountain region.

The event in Denver, Colorado, featured the state governor, John Hickenlooper. A total of 11 local organisations joined together as members of the OEM coalition to celebrate the economic benefits that LNG exports will bring to Colorado and the wider Rocky Mountain region.

Energy revolution

Speaking at the event, Governor Hickenlooper said: “As the governor of a state with abundant natural gas resources, I have seen firsthand how America’s energy revolution is transforming our economy. Expanding markets for US natural gas exports will support thousands of local jobs here in Colorado and secure billions in business and manufacturing investment at a time when such investment is needed. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity.”

Regional members joining the OEM coalition include the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, the Colorado Business Roundtable, Colorado Concern, the Colorado Competitive Council, the Colorado Petroleum Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association.

Expand markets

US Representative, Mike Coffman, also attended the event, adding: “LNG exports will expand markets for a product we have in abundance here in Colorado, while strengthening trade and security ties between America and our allies around the world who are eager to buy our natural gas.”

Andrew Ware, speaking on behalf of the OEM coalition, said: “We are excited to welcome these new members from the Rocky Mountains to our growing coalition. LNG exports will help create jobs, grow our economy and boost America’s global competitiveness. We look forward to working with our Rocky Mountain partners and all our state and coalition members to expand awareness on this important opportunity.”

Rocky Mountain resources

Tisha Schuller, President and CEO of new member Colorado Oil & Gas Association, concluded: “This is an exciting time for the natural gas industry in the US, especially in the Rocky Mountain community. By expanding markets for LNG exports, the US has an opportunity to become a global energy leader, and Colorado’s abundant natural gas resources can play a significant role helping America realise these benefits.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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