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Maine Offshore Wind Buoy Looking Up

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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

Women fill nearly half of new oil industry jobs

The oil and gas business has been tapping unique groups to address its workforce crunch, turning  rocket scientists into petroleum engineers and making high-powered executives out of Gen Xers. Now another demographic is growing its footprint in the historically male-dominated industry. Women scored nearly half of  all new […]

Interior moves ahead on offshore drilling safety institute – The Hill

The Interior Department is taking steps toward implementing its years-long plan to create an “Ocean Energy Safety Institute,” which officials say will provide an independent forum for collaboration and research to improve offshore drilling safety...Go to Source

Warner and Kaine introduce offshore drilling bill

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The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013 would expand the nation's offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, an alternative to the Obama administration's proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas plan ... Go to Source

Sen. Kaine doesn’t expect White House veto of Atlantic offshore

The White House also has said it won't budge on offshore drilling, even to get one of the president's energy goals — a so-called “Energy Security Trust” — off the ... thehill.com/.../301849-sen-kaine-doesnt-expect-white-house-v...Go to Source

EIA: ‘Stay Tuned’ On US Oil Exports

From UPI There are a series of refinery issues in the United States that should be considered if crude oil exports are to expand, the U.S. Energy Department said. The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said it expects domestic oil production to increase from 6.5 […]

Report outlines benefits and costs of developing N.C.’s offshore energy resources

Report outlines benefits and costs of developing N.C.'s offshore energy resources A report written by a North Carolina State University economist outlines the benefits and costs of developing North Carolina's energy resources. The report, titled “The Economic Potential from Developing North Carolina’s On-shore and Off-Shore […]

NOIA Congratulates Secretary Jewell, Urges Fresh Look at Offshore Leasing

Washington, D.C. – National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior: “As Sally Jewell takes the helm of the Department of the Interior, the National Ocean Industries Association looks forward […]

REI’s Sally Jewell wins confirmation as Interior secretary

 By a vote of 87 to 11, the Senate approved Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) chief executive Sally Jewell on Wednesday as the next Interior secretary. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told his colleagues... Go to Source

BSEE conducts deployment exercise of Helix capping stack system

BSEE conducts deployment exercise of Helix capping stack system Posted on 30 April 2013 The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today launched an unannounced exercise to deploy critical pieces of state-of-the-art well control equipment to the ultra-deep seabed of the Gulf of […]
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