Clean Gulf Associates, Inc. (also called “Clean Gulf” or “CGA”) is a not-for-profit oil spill cooperative dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico’s exploration and production (E&P) industry as well as the public it serves, which provides continuous coverage, state-of-the-art equipment, and expert personnel to assist our members in mitigating marine incidents and protecting natural ecosystems. Our current membership consists of 94 major and small independent companies, making the association one of North America’s largest oil spill cooperatives by membership.
With a vision to be the “First Choice, First Called” by the E&P industry for open water response, CGA provides a means for all member companies to have access to quality response equipment and personnel. By coordinating shared financial responsibility for these resources, CGA minimizes or even eliminates the need for each member to stockpile or fund personnel to conduct on-water oil spill response, dispersant operations, insitu-burn, and wildlife rehabilitation services. CGA is an enterprise owned and operated for the benefit of those utilizing its services.
CGA works closely with our member companies and affiliates, the United States Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and all Gulf Coast state environmental and regulatory agencies to protect the coast and its habitat, and to ensure the highest level of regulatory compliance.