Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Western Gulf Sale 238 Shows Commitment to U.S. Economy & Energy Security

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org   Western Gulf Sale 238 Shows Commitment of Both Government and Industry to U.S. Economy and Energy Security Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi issued this statement following Western Gulf […]

NOIA Urges Swift Science-Based Atlantic Seismic Survey Permits

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 Contact:  Robert Myers, (202) 465-8464, rmyers@nullnoia.org NOIA Urges Swift Science-Based Atlantic Seismic Survey Permits Washington, D.C. – Jeff Vorberger, Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Ocean Industries Association, today issued the following statement regarding the Interior […]

NO, the off-shore oil industry is not spiraling toward another BP oil spill

From the Washington Examiner by Randall Luthi Not surprisingly, there is a whole other side to the condemnation recently expressed in the New York Times by former Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum and Jacqueline Savitz of Oceana regarding the safety of the offshore oil and natural gas industry since the Macondo […]

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales Show Continued Strong Interest Despite Competing Factors

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nicolette@nullnoia.org   Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales Show Continued Strong Interest Despite Competing Factors Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi issued the following statement following today’s Gulf of Mexico offshore oil […]

Review of Atlantic energy draws mixed reactions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Exploring U.S. waters in the Atlantic Ocean will enhance an already booming energy sector, the oil industry says, though the environmental community cried foul. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final environmental impact statement for proposed seismic surveys […]

Seismic testing for Atlantic oil and gas?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has unveiled an environmental analysis that could pave the way for seismic testing for oil and gas in the Atlantic. The U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, in releasing the review Thursday, specified in a statement that it […]

BOEM issues programmatic EIS for offshore Atlantic G&G activity

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 27 02/27/2014 By Nick Snow OGJ Washington Editor The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management moved a step closer to geologic and geophysical (G&G) activity on the southern and mid-Atlantic US Outer Continental Shelf as it released its long-awaited final programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) […]

Study opens path for seismic surveys off USAC for oil, gas development

Washington (Platts)--27Feb2014/602 pm EST/2302 GMT The Obama administration on Thursday moved a step closer to allowing the first seismic exploration in decades for oil and gas off the US Atlantic coast, outlining a range of environmental mitigation measures that surveyors would have to follow to […]

NOIA Comments on Atlantic Seismic Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463 or (703) 732-0801, nicolette@nullnoia.org   NOIA Comments on Atlantic Seismic Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Washington, D.C. – Jeff Vorberger, Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Ocean Industries Association, today issued the […]

Seismic testing offshore Lowcountry for oil, gas gets federal environmental OK

By Bo Petersen The Post and Courier Federal regulators promise to keep a close watch over potential disruptions to whales, dolphins and other marine species if deafening air-gun blasts are allowed offshore to test for natural gas or oil. But the concessions to protect the […]
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