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USCG, BSEE Sign Agreement for Regulating Mobile

This MOA ensures a comprehensive joint approach in the regulation of MODUs by clearly outlining the responsibilities of each agency for inspection and oversight of the systems and sub-systems associated with mobile offshore drilling units engaged in ... Go to Source

Interior to unveil plans for offshore wind leases

The Interior Department will release details for the first federal offshore wind lease sale Tuesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in a Monday media call. Jewell said the lease sale would be for a plot off the Atlantic coast, and said it ... via The […]

The week ahead: Offshore drilling back on House agenda

Members of the House Natural Resources Committee will meet on Thursday to discuss a draft bill that that would open parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to offshore drilling. The draft bill from committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) would ...See all stories on this […]

Popular fishing spot off Terrebonne could be saved from destruction

The oil company will pay to do a six-to-eight-week survey to determine the extent of rock and shell pads present at the platform's base, fisheries officials said. Even if the platform's main structure is removed, Wildlife and Fisheries officials say they hope the shell structures […]

Preparing for Hurricane Season, 140 Miles Offshore

Saturday won’t be just another day for energy companies operating  in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, kicking off six months of nail-biting as companies watch the weather forecasts to decide whether to shut in wells and pull their people off […]

Rep. Duncan Backs Offshore Drilling Deal with Mexico

The U.S. House is expected to vote next month on legislation by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, that would implement the 2012 deal to allow offshore drilling in an area of the Gulf of Mexico believed to hold up to 172 million barrels of oil and […]

House GOP bill How about we get this offshoredrilling show on the

After the BP oil spill in 2010, the Obama administration backed way off of their stated plans to allow for a good bit of offshore drilling in certain mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions, and last summer they released a five-year drilling plan that was conspicuously underwhelming in its […]

Senior House GOP lawmaker revives offshore drilling bill – The Hill

A senior House Republican introduced legislation Thursday to extend offshore drilling to Atlantic and Pacifical coastal regions President Obama left out of ...thehill.com/.../302567-senior-house-gop-lawmaker-revives-of...Go to Source

Diamond Offshore to build $755M rig for BP operation

Diamond Offshore oil gas platform ocean courage
Diamond Offshore Drilling has announced an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries to build a semisubmersible drilling rig, at a cost of $755 million. The cost includes spares, commissioning and shipyard supervision, according to the announcement by ... FuelFix (blog) Go to Source

Maine Offshore Wind Buoy Looking Up

Offshore Wind Maine Lidar
When the DeepCWind Consortium at the University of Maine launches the 1:8-scale VolturnUS into the Penobscot River this Friday and then takes it out to sea, it will mark the deployment of the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine in U.S. waters... Go to Source
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