The weekend drone strikes by terrorists that halved the oil production in Saudi Arabia prompted one Oklahoma oil and gas leader to speak about the violence and what it means to Oklahoma.
“The drone strikes on petroleum installations in Saudi Arabia are a reminder of the importance of domestic oil and natural gas production and the role Oklahoma plays in making the United States the world’s largest energy producer,” said Chad Warmington, President of The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma. “Advanced technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have allowed our state’s industry to produce more resources than ever before, making the U.S. a net energy exporter. This technology and the strength of Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry can help ensure domestic consumers have an affordable and stable supply of the energy resources we need to power our daily lives.”
“Additionally, Oklahoma’s legislators have had great foresight in passing legislation in recent sessions that help protect our local energy infrastructure,” said Warmington. “Our state has statutes that restrict the use of drones or unmanned aircraft over oil and natural gas infrastructure and other utilities, which help maintain the integrity and security of our critical resources.”
The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma is a trade association in Oklahoma that represents every segment of the oil and natural gas industry.