March 30, 2023

Cassidy Announces $156 Million in Energy Revenue Sharing for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today announced that Louisiana is receiving $156,161,552.64 in revenue from the Department of Interior from energy produced in the Gulf of Mexico during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), which was signed into law in 2006, created a revenue sharing program between the federal government and the States of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development activities off their coasts to benefit the nation.

“The funding is not just about supporting Louisiana energy, it’s about improving the lives of those living along our coasts,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will go to rebuilding our coastlines and better protect families in South Louisiana.”

Louisiana constitutionally dedicates revenues from offshore energy production to pay for conservation, restoration, and environmental projects to preserve and restore its eroding coastline. 

FY22 breakdown: 

State of Louisiana 


Assumption Parish 


Calcasieu Parish 


Cameron Parish 


Iberia Parish 


Jefferson Parish 


Lafourche Parish 


Livingston Parish 


Orleans Parish 


Plaquemines Parish 


St. Bernard Parish 


St. Charles Parish 


St. James Parish 


St. John the Baptist Parish 


St. Martin Parish 


St. Mary Parish 


St. Tammany Parish 


Tangipahoa Parish 


Terrebonne Parish 


Vermilion Parish