Explore Offshore Virginia

Explore Offshore is a multi-state coalition of community organizations, businesses and local associations that have come together to voice their support for reliable, safe and affordable energy.
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Richmond Time Dispatch

Editorial: Military can learn to live with energy exploration in the Atlantic. We are staunch supporters of a strong national defense. But until the day comes when the Department of Defense is no longer the world’s largest consumer of oil, it’s going to need to be more flexible when it comes to the exploration, development, and production of offshore resources.
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Why Join?

Offshore energy exploration and production could help provide thousands of jobs for Virginia, reliable and affordable energy, and strengthen our national security. The last assessment of the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf was over thirty years ago. The advanced technology we have today will allow us to accurately and safely examine what offshore energy resources exist off Virginia. Let’s not miss out on this important economic and energy opportunity.


Exploring Offshore is safer than ever thanks to technological advances and enhanced industry standards.

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Economy & Jobs

Exploring our offshore resources could create about 25,000 high-paying jobs and bring billions to our states

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National Security

The ability to develop at home energy resources is critical to ensuring our national security and reducing dependence on foreign countries.

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What is Explore Offshore?

Explore Offshore is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to safe and environmentally responsible access to our offshore energy resources to help supply affordable energy for American consumers, small businesses and manufacturers.