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Editorial: The time is right for Virginia to get serious about offshore wind energy

The Virginian-Pilot | Editorial Board | July 10, 2019 PEOPLE CAN ARGUE about the details, now that Dominion Energy has started building Virginia’s first offshore wind energy project off the coast of Virginia Beach. But no one should minimize the significance of this move toward […]

Oil majors evacuate U.S. Gulf platform staff before storm

Reuters | Collin Eaton | July 9, 2019 HOUSTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. oil producers on Tuesday began evacuating and shutting in production at their deepwater Gulf of Mexico platforms in advance of a tropical disturbance expected to become a storm this week. A tropical […]

New Jersey selects Denmark’s Orsted for major offshore wind project

Reuters |Nichola Groom | June 21, 2019 New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark’s Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state. Orsted’s proposal received unanimous approval at a meeting […]

US Reliance On OPEC Oil Hits 30-Year Low

Daily Caller |Michael Bastasch | June 13, 2019 U.S. crude oil imports from the Saudi Arabian-led OPEC fell to a 30-year low, according to the latest federal figures. OPEC imports fell to 1.5 million barrels per day in March, which is the lowest level since […]

Offshore Energy Moratoria Hurt American Consumers and Workers

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org Offshore Energy Moratoria Hurt American Consumers and Workers Washington, D.C. - NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement ahead of today’s House Natural Resources Full Committee Markup of bills: “Today’s markup […]

U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases

Reuters | Nichola Groom | June 13, 2019 U.S. environmental groups fighting fossil-fuel development made headlines years ago with public demonstrations against big pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL - only to be steamrolled by President Donald Trumps executive orders to […]

Opinion: Politicians are blocking America’s offshore energy boom

FOXBusiness | Jim Nicholson | May 21, 2019 Up and down the East Coast, state lawmakers are fighting the Trump administration's efforts to allow natural gas and oil development in the Atlantic. These politicians recently adopted a novel tactic -- they're blocking construction of onshore […]

Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Needlessly Stalls Offshore Wind Development

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Needlessly Stalls Offshore Wind Development  Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued the following statement regarding an amendment to the House of […]

House Interior Appropriations Bill Creates Catch-22 for Land and Water Conservation Fund, Offshore Development

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Contact: Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org House Interior Appropriations Bill Creates Catch-22 for Land and Water Conservation Fund, Offshore Development Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the House […]

Offshore Wind Will Need Bigger Boats. Much Bigger Boats

Bloomberg | Lars Paulsson, Jeremy Hodges & Chris Martin | May 13, 2019 How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a […]
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