The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA) is a valuable resource for learning more about hurricane preparations for the oil and gas industry. Founded in 1923, it is a trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. LMOGA serves exploration and production, refining, transportation, marketing and mid-stream companies as well as other firms in the fields of law, engineering, environment, financing, and government relations
According to its Website, “[p]rior to landfall, LMOGA staff is actively engaged with state and federal agencies regarding the development and issuance of any emergency orders and/or waivers. Once issued, LMOGA makes these available to members. LMOGA also provides assessments of the anticipated industry impacts and potential industry needs to officials. After landfall, LMOGA staff mans the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Business Operations Center (BEOC). The LMOGA office is also activated to assist in the response efforts. The staff coordinates the two-way communications needs between member companies and the appropriate state and federal agencies.”
The site offers links to several resources, including a fact sheet for hurricane preparations, an Industry Preparedness Handbook from the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparations.
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