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House votes to implement U.S.-Mexico offshore energy deal

By Pete Kasperowicz - 06/27/13 03:05 PM ET The House on Thursday passed a bill that would implement a U.S.-Mexico agreement on offshore energy development on the maritime border between the two countries, over opposition from Democrats who called it an attack on the Dodd-Frank financial reform […]

House set to unleash drilling on US-Mexico maritime border

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in General, Gulf of Mexico, Offshore, Politics/Policy The House of Representatives is set to advance two items on the oil industry’s wish list Thursday, by passing legislation that would unleash drilling in the Western Gap area of the Gulf of […]

Feds hope more rigs will become deep-water reefs with new rules

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:26 am by Emily Pickrell in featured, Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Old offshore oil platforms may be able to hang around in the Gulf of Mexico longer for fish and fishermen to enjoy, thanks to a federal overhaul of removal rules. Full Story

Obama sends mixed signals to oil, gas industry in his climate address

WASHINGTON, 06/26/2013 By Nick Snow, Washington Editor US President Barack Obama strongly supported continued domestic natural gas development as he outlined measures to combat global climate change. He also suggested the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit would not be approved if it appears the […]

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, nnye@nullnoia.org 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 Go to Source

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 ... Go to Source
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