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NOIA Chairman John Rynd- “Domestic Energy is Key to Independence”

By John T. Rynd | January 19, 2015 | Updated: January 19, 2015 6:14pm President Obama has the opportunity to leave the country better off than it was six years ago, in terms of reliability, sustainability and availability of offshore energy. To date, however, the […]

Louisiana Senators Introduce Offshore Revenue Sharing Keystone XL Amendment

Senate votes for measure declaring climate change isn't a hoax, but against bills blaming human activity ...Earlier Wednesday, Vitter and Cassidy offered an amendment that would speed up revenue sharing for Louisiana and other Gulf states under a 2006 law sponsored by former Sens. Pete […]

Tillis and Burr introduce legislation to advance offshore oil exploration In Atlantic States

By Sun Journal Staff Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:56 PM. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, filed an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill requiring the White House to set up procedures for leasing, exploring, and developing offshore oil […]

U.S. could be world leader in energy

By Aaren Gordon Staff Writer Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:17 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:17 p.m. Louisiana’s potential to become an international leader in energy production has never been higher, National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi said. “The […]

SOTU: Missed Energy Opportunities Offshore

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, NOIA Statement on SOTU: Missed Energy Opportunities Offshore NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: "While the President highlighted America's […]

Fracking can be done safely, report says; green groups howl

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Hydraulic fracturing in California can be done safely, the state said yesterday as it released a draft environmental study on unconventional drilling. Full Story E&E News

Arctic explorers retreat from hostile waters amid oil plunge

When Statoil ASA acquired the last of three licenses off Greenland’s west coast in January 2012, oil at more than $110 a barrel made exploring the iceberg-ridden waters an attractive proposition. Less than two years later, the price of oil had been cut by almost […]

Feds aim to boost requirements for oil spill dispersants

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed new requirements for testing the toxicity and effectiveness of chemical dispersants used to break up oil spills. The move comes 14 years after the […]

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

January 7, 2015 by Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and the White House could negotiate a deal on Keystone XL, a day after Obama administration officials threatened to veto legislation authorizing the controversial pipeline. “Right now, […]

Exclusive interview: Obama says cheap gas won’t last

David Shepardson, The Detroit News Washington – — President Barack Obama is warning Americans that cheap gas prices won’t last indefinitely, and he’s standing by his support of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save […]
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