Thursday, January 26, 2012
Offshore News

38 Million Acres Up For Grabs in Latest (and Last) GoM Lease Sale

NEW ORLEANS — The Obama administration today announced that the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale...

January 26, 2012
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Offshore News

Drill-Only Bills – US House And President Obama Agree To New Drilling Permits

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impose deadlines on the Obama administration to issue offshore drilling permits, as Republicans renewed calls for greater amounts of domestic oil production...

May 16, 2011
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
News

President Obama issues statement on anniversary of DWH tragedy

The following is a statement byPresident Obama posted to WhiteHouse.gov with regards to the one year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: One year ago today, the Deepwater...

April 20, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
News

Republican Bills Require New US Offshore Leases, Faster Permitting

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration would be required to hold new offshore lease sales and to issue drilling permits within a set time frame under bills soon to be introduced...

March 30, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
News

DOI report shows two-thirds of offshore leases in Gulf of Mexico lie idle

A report requested by President Obama and released today by the Department of the Interior shows that more than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico and more...

March 29, 2011
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
News

Obama Administration Will Appeal Judge’s Order On Drilling Permits

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration will appeal a ruling from a federal judge who has ordered it to act on pending permits for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico,...

March 10, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
News

Republicans To Hold More Hearings On US Offshore Oil Permits

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Republicans in the House of Representatives announced Wednesday a series of public hearings about permits to drill for oil off U.S. shores, their latest effort to pressure the...

February 23, 2011
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Maritime News

White House: Obama Authorized Use Of Force Against Pirates

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Over the weekend President Barack Obama authorized the use of force against Somali pirates who killed four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean, White House Press Secretary...

February 22, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Defense

Navy announces $141.4 billion budget in FY12

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Murphy, Defense Media Activity-Anacostia WASHINGTON (NNS) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, Rear Adm. Joe Mulloy, briefed the Fiscal Year...

February 16, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Defense

2012 Budget includes $358.4 million for BOEMRE reorganization and Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama today announced his request for $358.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in fiscal year 2012. This...

February 15, 2011
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Defense

Obama’s Budget Would Charge Oil and Gas Drillers New Fees

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Oil and gas drillers would be charged new fees and royalty rates under President Barack Obama’s 2012 spending plan announced Monday. The president’s budget proposal, which would...

February 15, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
News

National Commission releases Advance Chapter on BP Well Blowout Investigation

“A Failure of Management” “Cumulative Risk Large and Avoidable” January 6, 2011 – (Washington, DC) – The National Oil Spill Commission today is releasing in advance the chapter (attached) from...

January 6, 2011
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Oil Spill

Breaking News – Federal judge blocks Gulf drilling moratorium

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama’s administration, arguing the...

June 22, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Oil Spill

Obama’s Speech on Gulf Oil Spill – What do you think?

So…., what do you think? Let us know in the comments or take the poll in the gCaptain Forum HERE.

June 16, 2010
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Maritime News

Maritime Day 2010 – A Presidential Message

President Obama brings us the following message for Maritime Day 2010: Even before our Nation declared independence, our forebears recognized the importance of merchant ships and seafarers to our economic...

May 22, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Presidential Executive Order RE: Somalia Piracy

This was recently submitted to the gCaptain forum, but I thought it deserved some more attention here on the blog.  Steve Gordon of Gordon and Elias, LLP has posted President...

April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Uncategorized

Obama Announces Expansion of Offshore Oil and Gas exploration

(CNN) — President Obama unveiled plans Wednesday to open large swaths of U.S. coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas drilling...

March 31, 2010
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Offbeat

Portuguese Water Dog – Facts, Photos & Nautical History

Today’s article from the San Francisco Chronicle, “Obamas could inspire a wave of water dogs” gives a clear description why history’s most famous maritime dogs are getting lots of attention...

March 4, 2009
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Uncategorized

A Message For Barack Obama: Welcome Aboard!

gCaptain is excited to announce that Barack Hussein Obama was elected today as the 44th president of the United States Of America. Just a few short weeks ago when I...

November 5, 2008
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