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Gonzalez: American Energy Protecting Our Environment

Western Wire | Rep. Vicente Gonzalez | September 13, 2018 There is an unnecessary divide between those who advocate for conservation and those who promote American energy independence. Some claim that supporting one dooms the other. But they are not diametrically opposed. Legislation like H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands […]

California Governor Signs Bill to Block Offshore Drilling Expansion

The Maritime Executive | September 9, 2018 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation  to block new federal offshore oil drilling along California’s coast on Saturday. He also announced the state’s opposition to the federal government’s plan to expand oil drilling on public lands […]

NAT ROBERTSON: Offshore energy exploration has bipartisan support

WRAL | Nat Robertson | August 12, 2018 Less than three months before the November elections, there’s no shortage of national debate and political punditry about North Carolina. Much of it is helpful insight into public opinion, changing demographics and potential election outcomes. But at […]

Shell hails bounceback towards deepwater drilling

Financial Times | Anjli Raval | August 12, 2018 Royal Dutch Shell is doubling down on drilling for oil far beneath the oceans, as the energy group eyes a cash bonanza from traditional deepwater projects despite a growing focus on new US shale investments. Andy […]

Gulf of Mexico oil lease auction to test response to Trump-era regulations

Reuters | Jessica Resnick-Ault | August 10, 2018 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal auction of exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico next week will test energy companies’ appetite for acreage after the Trump administration left royalty rates for deepwater parcels unchanged, bucking an […]

From rigs to reefs: Researchers encourage authorities to rethink oil rig removal

CBS News | Sarah Lynch Baldwin | July 31, 2018 Oil rigs have often been highly criticized for their negative impact on the environment. But now, researchers are encouraging authorities worldwide to rethink the idea of removing all obsolete oil rigs, as well as wind […]

The future of oil and gas: Eight bold industry predictions

Offshore Technology | Talal Husseini | August 3, 2018 As oil prices tentatively recover from the 2014 crash and investments in alternative renewable energy sources gain momentum, oil and gas companies need to innovate to stay competitive and keep the fuel flowing. Offshore Technology asks […]

Oil Majors’ Focus On Deep Water Pays Off

E&P | Elaine Maslin | July 30, 2018 Some 74% of the estimated 3.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent (Bboe) discovered in first-half (1H) 2018 was in ultra-deep water, despite onshore drilling accounting for 57% of the exploration well count, according to analysts at Wood […]

BSEE’s Angelle: SafeOCS Participation Up Dramatically

Rigzone | Matthew Veazey | July 17, 2018 Offshore oil and gas industry participation in a critical data sharing program called SafeOCS has grown by nearly 20 times, the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced […]

NOIA Supports Proposed Endangered Species Act Reform

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, NOIA Supports Proposed Endangered Species Act Reform Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s proposed rule changes to the Endangered Species Act […]
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