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Longtime State Dept. diplomat heads to International Energy Agency

By Ben Geman - 06/27/13 07:51 AM ET Kenneth J. Fairfax, a longtime State Department diplomat who is currently ambassador to Kazakhstan, will be the next deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Full Story

Time to unlock our energy

By Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) - 06/25/13 07:29 PM ET Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have […]

Revised Policies on Rigs to Reefs are a Step in the Right Direction

For Immediate Release:   Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, Revised Policies on Rigs to Reefs are a Step in the Right Direction Washington, D.C. –  NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement regarding BSEE’s Rigs to Reefs Interim […]

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

Can An Old Massachusetts Fishing Port Light The World Again?

The Energy Department estimates that if the U.S. takes advantage of its wind potential by 2030, some 20,000 jobs could sprout up around the offshore wind industry. A quarter of the nation's wind reserves lie just south of Martha's Vineyard, and New ... See all […]

Offshore wind survey begins along MD coast

The information gleaned from the mission is intended to help offshore wind developers put together their bids to the federal government for leasing spots off the Maryland coast on which to build massive turbines. "In a perfect world, a wind energy ...

Norway opens Arctic border area to oil drilling

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Associated Press in Arctic, Europe STOCKHOLM — Norway’s Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills in the remote and icy region. […]

Oil trade group OK’s 30-month curb on seismic surveys in Gulf of Mexico that affect marine life

By Associated Press, Published: June 20 NEW ORLEANS — Oil and gas companies working in the Gulf of Mexico have agreed not to use seismic surveys for the next 2 ½ years in three areas considered critical to whales and along the coast during the peak calving season […]

House panel approves offshore drilling legislation – Pennenergy

A U.S. House of Representatives panel voted to approve the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act.

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 […]
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