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David McGowan, III

Executive Director , N.C. Petroleum Council; American Petroleum Institute-NC
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David McGowan III is executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council. He is a native of Wilmington, N.C., a 1997 graduate of New Hanover High School, and a 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil  

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Jan 5, 2017

2017: Energy in the Spotlight

As we shift our focus from the holiday season to planning for 2017, energy is likely to remain a central topic.   In Washington, we will see significant changes related to energy policy. The in ...

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Dec 13, 2016

2016: Energy’s Year In Review

Though this year’s headlines haven’t always led with groundbreaking energy policy issues, it has been a subject for discussion at all levels = from local government to state races, as well ...

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Aug 4, 2016

This Election Year, Commit To Energy Security

This past week, North Carolina veterans heard from both presidential candidates at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Charlotte. At a time when attentions and media stories are pulled in every ...

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Jun 9, 2016

Seismic: A Conversation With Jeffrey Vorberger Of The NOIA

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jeffrey Vorberger, the vice president for policy and government affairs at the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). NOIA is the only national t ...

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Apr 18, 2016

National Security Discussion Continues To Pursue National Security Opportunities

A few weeks ago, Wilmington welcomed Rear Adm. Don Loren at a luncheon honoring North Carolina’s veterans. Days before, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decided to omit the Atlantic ...

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Feb 25, 2016

Energy Security Equates To National Security

As North Carolinians, we are ever aware of the men and women who protect our communities every day. One hundred miles inland from the Wilmington area, we have one of the largest military installations ...

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Feb 1, 2016

Understanding North Carolina’s Offshore Energy Potential

Have you noticed anything different about your recent receipts at the gas pump? If you’re anything like me, you have likely spent time traveling to see family in the last three months. If there& ...

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