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Global energy workforce shifting from onshore shale to offshore

Houston Chronicle | Jordan Blum | July 31, 2019 As U.S. shale activity plateaus for now and the offshore oil and gas industry recovers, the employment growth in the global energy sector has shifted from onshore to offshore. In 2017 and 2018, offshore services firms […]

Swing-state households would lose at least $70G within first year of Green New Deal, study finds

FOX News | Sam Dorman | July 30, 2019 Radically transforming energy consumption under the "Green New Deal" (GND) would cost the average household at least $70,000 in the first year of its rollout, and a cool quarter-million dollars total after five years, a new study concluded. The study, […]

LTE: Seismic data is of immense scientific value

The Post & Courier | Chris McClindon | July 29, 2019 As an outspoken advocate for the collection of scientific data to study the Earth, I was gratified by Bo Peterson’s May 30 story on U.S. Geological Survey’s project to collect geophysical data to study […]

T-Mobile, RigNet launch LTE wireless network in the Gulf of Mexico

Houston Chronicle | Jordan Blum | July 26, 2019 Houston-based RigNet has partnered with T-Mobile to expand LTE wireless service to more than 60,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico, offering greater communications networks for the offshore oil and gas sector. The new 4G […]

NOIA Applauds Record-Setting Offshore Wind Contract in the Atlantic

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, nnye@nullnoia.org NOIA Applauds Record-Setting Offshore Wind Contract in the Atlantic Washington, D.C. – NOIA’s Vice-President of Government and Political Affairs, Tim Charters, issued the following statement regarding NY Governor Cuomo’s announcement of a […]

U.S. Energy Is Hotspot In Trump’s Economy

Forbes | Dipka Bhambhani | July 18, 2019 By most economic indicators—unemployment, the stock market, the housing market—the $20 trillion U.S. economy is strong. But this month, it became apparent that President Trump’s Interior and Energy departments are underpinning this record economic growth. Earlier this month, […]

Opinion: Offshore Oil Is Crucial for U.S. Security

Wall Street Journal | Jim Webb and Jim Nicholson | July 15, 2019 Offshore oil exploration has become the strategic bull’s-eye of America’s energy debate. A recent federal court decision blocked the Trump administration’s reversal of President Obama’s late-term executive order that withdrew certain areas […]

Oil drillers make the tricky case that they can help the ‘climate emergency’

Washington Examiner | John Siciliano & Josh Siegel | July 10, 2019 OIL DRILLERS MAKE THE TRICKY CASE THEY CAN HELP WITH THE ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY’: Oil and natural gas producers aren’t walking away from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest effort to combat climate change, but instead are making […]

Editorial: The time is right for Virginia to get serious about offshore wind energy

The Virginian-Pilot | Editorial Board | July 10, 2019 PEOPLE CAN ARGUE about the details, now that Dominion Energy has started building Virginia’s first offshore wind energy project off the coast of Virginia Beach. But no one should minimize the significance of this move toward […]

Oil majors evacuate U.S. Gulf platform staff before storm

Reuters | Collin Eaton | July 9, 2019 HOUSTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. oil producers on Tuesday began evacuating and shutting in production at their deepwater Gulf of Mexico platforms in advance of a tropical disturbance expected to become a storm this week. A tropical […]
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