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Martha’s Vineyard Wind-Farm Site Spurs Record $405 Million Bids

Bloomberg | Jennifer Dlouhy | December 14, 2018 Three companies bid a record-shattering $405 million to nab U.S. rights to build offshore wind farms near Massachusetts on Friday, a testament to the surging appeal of renewable power and investors’ growing confidence in demand for it. […]

Northeast offshore wind lease sale blows through record

POLITICO | Erick Wolff | December 14, 2018 The auction for offshore wind power leases in the Northeast obliterated previous records on Friday as renewable energy developers scrambled to secure acreage in the last federal sale until at least 2020. Provisional winners were Equinor, Mayflower […]

NOIA Applauds Massive Wind Auction Offshore Massachusetts

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 14, 2018 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org NOIA Applauds Massive Wind Auction Offshore Massachusetts Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the results of today’s wind auction offshore Massachusetts: “The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) […]

Offshore Wind Bonanza Beckons Developers in High-Stakes Auction

Bloomberg | Jennifer Dlouhy | December 13, 2018 Eleven companies were vying on Thursday for the opportunity to install wind turbines in Atlantic waters off Massachusetts, setting the stage for a record-breaking auction driven by growing demand for renewable power in Northeast U.S. After eight […]

US territories take another step towards offshore wind

Offshore Wind Journal | David Foxwell | December 11, 2018 National Ocean Industries Association president Randall Luthi issued the following statement following the passage of HR 6665, the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, by the House of Representatives. “House passage of HR 6665 is welcome […]

Seismic testing approved in Atlantic, as Trump pursues drilling there

Houston Chronicle | James Osborne | December 3, 2018 WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has approved seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, in what would be the first step in expanding offshore oil and gas drilling to the East Coast. In a notice published Friday, […]

NOAA issues Mid-Atlantic OCS incidental harassment authorizations

Oil & Gas Journal | Nick Snow | November 30, 2018 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries division issued long-awaited incidental harassment authorizations to five geophysical contractors to conduct the first oil and gas seismic evaluations on the US Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf since […]

Former Shell Oil President says Obama had nothing to do with increased fuel production

Daily Caller | Nick Givas | November 29, 2018 Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America’s increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector. Obama claimed he was responsible for America’s […]

Offshore Energy Essential for US National Security, Economic Prosperity

Real Clear Energy | Jim Webb & Jim Nicholson | November 28, 2018 It is self-evident that improved living standards around the world and a growing global economy will only continue with increased access to energy, of all sorts. We know from past experience that any […]

New projects to reverse offshore natural gas production declines in Gulf of Mexico

Houston Chronicle | Sergio Chapa | November 27, 2018 New projects in the Gulf of Mexico are expected to reverse nearly 20 years of declines in offshore natural gas production, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows. Offshore natural gas production in the U.S. […]
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