Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

VA Offshore Wind Sale Underscores Vast Potential of OCS Energy

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Contact:  Robert Myers, (202) 347-6900, rmyers@nullnoia.org   VA Offshore Wind Sale Underscores Vast Potential of OCS Energy   Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on bidding in today’s OCS Wind Sale, […]

Western Gulf Sale Shows Continued Focus on Deepwater

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (703) 732-0801, nnye@nullnoia.org    Western Gulf Sale Shows Continued Focus on Deepwater   Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on bidding in Western Planning Area Lease Sale 233: […]

Seismic Surveys Prospecting for Offshore Wind in Maryland

Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland State-funded survey collecting data for turbine development By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun5:00 a.m. EDT, August 20, 2013 OCEAN CITY — The high-rise towers of Maryland's Atlantic beach resort were blips on the horizon from 13 miles offshore. Except for […]

US auctions 1st offshore wind energy leases in 2 areas off New England coast to RI firm

By Associated Press, Published: July 31 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island firm is the high bidder in an auction to build a wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It’s the first time the federal government has sold competitive leases for […]

Oil work to go on in Alaska’s Arctic waters, without drilling

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 28 No one will drill in Arctic waters off Alaska this year, but there is still plenty of offshore work for the oil industry to do when conditions finally allow it next month. Full Story

Offshore survey crew ships out

The state is funding the $3.3m project to expedite offshore wind development. The contract includes “a high resolution geophysical survey of the area of the outer continental shelf designated by the US Department of Interior as the Maryland wind energy ... reNews Go to Source

Wind developer eyes another massive project off Massachusetts coast

Jun 19, 2013, 6:33am EDT Deepwater Wind, a privately held developer of wind farms, is aggressively bidding to lease from the federal government an expanse of underwater land off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that could eventually support a 1,000-megawatt wind farm. Full […]

With South Terminal construction underway, Cape Wind permits list Rhode

NEW BEDFORD — Cape Wind's federal permits list Quonset Point, R.I., as the staging area for its planned 130-turbine wind farm to be located in Nantucket Sound. The offshore wind developer has said publicly it will use New Bedford's South Terminal to ... Go to Source

Interior official hears wide range of input on oil drilling in Arctic

Anchorage — Against the backdrop of Royal Dutch Shell's troubled 2012 attempt to drill in the Arctic Ocean, a top Interior official -- and former Alaskan -- heard the gamut of views Thursday about whether and how oil companies can safely drill ... Go to […]
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