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API cites growing support for opening areas to offshore drilling

06/05/2013 By Paula Dittrick OGJ Senior Writer Broad, bipartisan support is building among lawmakers at the state and federal levels for expanding access to offshore oil and gas drilling and development, said Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute director of upstream and industry operations. Speaking to reporters […]

Offshore drilling proponents launch new push on Capitol Hill

The oil and gas industry and their allies in Congress are renewing a campaign to expand drilling along the U.S. coastline. “There is broad support from both policymakers and the public” for “tapping into oil and natural gas resources off our coasts ... FuelFix

The Final Frontier in Offshore Drilling: Subsea Rigs – Financial Sense

Faced with increasingly challenging offshore drilling environments -- whether in the Arctic, the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico, or in Brazil's pre-salt formations ...

US Schedules First Competitive OffshoreWind-Lease Auction for July 31

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday set a date next month for the first-ever competitive auction of federal acreage to offshore-wind developers, taking another stride toward permitting wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean. The department ... Via The Wall Street Journal

Interior Dept. plans for offshore wind energy draws GOP fire

GOP lawmakers on Tuesday sharply criticized the Interior Department's move to hold the nation's first offshore wind lease sale. Sen. David Vitter (La.), the Environment and Public Works Committee's top Republican, said it amounted to the Obama ...Via the Hill

SC resolution recognizes North Myrtle Beach in wind resolution

A resolution introduced last week at the S.C. General Assembly would put North Myrtle Beach at the forefront for receiving benefits from any early offshore wind energy development. The resolution, which cites North Myrtle Beach's inclusion of ducts for ...

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 ...

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 […]
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