April 8, 2020

Cassidy Speaks with DOI’s Bernhardt About Offshore Royalty Relief

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, yesterday (Tuesday) spoke with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about how to save oil and gas jobs through royalty relief for producers in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Louisiana oil and gas jobs are at risk because Saudi Arabia and Russia are in a price war and because of a lockdown on our economy. I spoke with Sec. Bernhardt yesterday about preserving jobs and this industry. He promised to quickly process targeted royalty relief on the outer continental shelf using existing law. I will continue to work with Sec. Bernhardt and the administration on this issue,” said Dr. Cassidy.