The Gulf Energy Survival Team (GEST) is a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes the significance of energy production in the Gulf Region to this U.S. economy, small service companies, and middle-class Americans throughout our great nation. We are focused on achieving full production of Gulf energy in a safe and environmentally protective manner, providing energy security and economic growth for America.
GEST speaks as one voice on behalf of local and regional business and industry organizations as well as our local gulf coast communities to ensure policies and programs support our efforts to produce the energy to fuel America. Over 11 million jobs are associated with the U.S. energy industry with nearly 500,000 jobs directly associated with energy production in the Gulf of Mexico. Industry revenues and tax contributions make a significant contribution to state budgets and our local coastal economies.