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House moves to expand offshore drilling

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:10 am by Jennifer A. Dlouhy in Offshore, Politics/Policy The House on Friday passed legislation that would expand offshore drilling by forcing the federal government to sell new oil and gas leases along the coasts of California, South Carolina, Virginia and any other states […]

Oil drilling off Santa Barbara coast? House Republicans say yes

June 28, 2013|By Richard Simon WASHINGTON -- In spite of a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday launched a new effort to open up the California and Atlantic coasts to oil drilling. Full Story

Fourchon could benefit from oil agreement

By Xerxes Wilson Staff Writer Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:01 p.m. Port Fourchon could benefit from recent congressional action seeking to open 1.5 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. Full Story

Offshore drilling market worth $121.1 billion by 2018

DALLAS, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Report "Offshore Drilling Market By Services (Contract Drilling, Directional Drilling, Logging While Drilling), Applications (Shallow Water, Deepwater, Ultra deepwater) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to ...Go to Source

Maine Gov. LePage signs offshore wind power bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill designed to provide for the development of offshore wind power projects in Maine. The Republican governor signed the bill into law on Friday. It will require Maine's Public Utilities ... Go to Source

NOIA Applauds House Passage of the Offshore Energy & Jobs Act

For Immediate Release:   Friday, June 28, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org   NOIA Applauds House Passage of the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Urges Senate to Pass Similar Legislation   Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement […]

Offshore exploration would help, not hurt, Hampton Roads economy

The Virginian-Pilot © June 27, 2013 Objection! A response to editorials published on June 22 and June 23. The Pilot recently editorialized on efforts to develop coastal energy off Virginia's shores, including bipartisan legislation we've proposed in the House and Senate. Full Story

Texas has 48 percent of U.S. drilling rigs

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 9:40 am by Jennifer Hiller in Crude oil, Eagle Ford, Exploration, Natural gas Texas continues to have an enormous slice of worldwide drilling activity, as companies hunt for crude oil and natural gas in formations across the state. Full Story

Deep-water drilling expansion will strain workforce, study says

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:30 am by Simone Sebastian in Beaumont, Jobs, Offshore, Workforce Global spending on deep-water wells will surge to $114 billion by 2022, compared to $43 billion last year, creating a critical need for offshore rig workers, according to a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie. Full Story

NOIA Hails Passage of OCS Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

For Immediate Release:   Thursday, June 27, 2013 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org NOIA Hails Passage of OCS Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement hailing passage of the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon […]
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