Friday, June 28, 2013
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Offshore

U.S. House Backs Bill To Expand Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

The measure would require the Obama administration to conduct additional sales of oil and gas leases off the coasts of Virginia, South Carolina, southern California and Alaska over the next five years.

June 28, 2013
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
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News

US House of Representatives Votes to Open California and Virginia to Offshore Drilling

(Bloomberg) — The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation opening the California and Virginia coasts for offshore oil drilling, defying a presidential veto threat. The measure, if approved by the Senate, would...

July 26, 2012
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Monday, July 23, 2012
Offshore

US: Offshore Drillers Focus on Wrong Safety Data [REPORT]

HOUSTON–A federal safety agency has determined that the offshore-drilling industry is relying on the wrong data in its quest to prevent major accidents like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout. Offshore...

July 23, 2012
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How Much Oil and Gas is Off the East Coast? U.S. paves way for Atlantic seismic surveys

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration is paving the way for seismic surveys of the Atlantic Ocean that will reveal the amount of oil and natural gas that exist off the...

November 16, 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Blog

Drilling Near our Borders: Is the U.S. falling behind?

Obama’s Oil Abdication; Cuba, Mexico, the Bahamas, Canada and Russia are all moving ahead on projects adjacent to our borders. By Lisa Murkowski, The Wall Street Journal Last week the...

November 14, 2011
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Offshore

Rear Admiral James Watson to Head New BSEE, Bromwich Out

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Obama administration has found a replacement for offshore drilling safety chief Michael Bromwich, a highly polarizing figure who revamped the government’s offshore oil office in the wake...

November 14, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Offshore

Obama’s 5-Year Drilling Plan – Open Up Arctic but Pacific and Atlantic a No-Go

(Dow Jones) The Obama administration proposed a moderate expansion of offshore drilling Tuesday, revealing a five-year plan that represents the first blueprint for offshore oil production since the Deepwater Horizon...

November 8, 2011
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Offshore

Too Close For Comfort – U.S. To Inspect Cuban Rig

U.S. officials are trying to make sure the American coastline will be protected as Cuba begins drilling a deep water oil well later this year about 60 miles off the...

October 16, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Offshore

Well Containment Company Receives New “Capture Vessel”

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) says it has taken delivery of an integral part of its expanded containment system, a new Aframax tanker. The 107,500 dwt tanker was delivered...

September 21, 2011
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Offshore

US Churning Out Deepwater Permits Like It’s 2009

(Dow Jones) US offshore regulators are issuing deepwater drilling permits under new regulations like it was 2009–before the disastrous oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, fostering optimism among...

September 21, 2011
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Offshore

Congressman Reintroduces Bill Barring Foreign-Flagged Drillships in US

Congressman Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, last week reintroduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require all vessels conducting offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters...

September 21, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Offshore

GAO: Coast Guard, FBI must beef up security plans for maritime energy supply

Photo courtesy OneEighteen via Flickr HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation must develop a joint national plan to prevent terrorist attacks on maritime oil...

August 26, 2011
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Offshore

Oil-Drilling Safety Bill Stalls Amid Fight Over Oil Royalties

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–A group of mostly Republican lawmakers blocked a key vote on legislation to strengthen oil-drilling safety Thursday after efforts to use the bill to steer billions of dollars...

July 21, 2011
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Offshore

New Study Bodes Well For Gulf Oil and Gas Industry

Gulf Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Could Support Over 400,000 Jobs Nationwide by 2013 A new study released today by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum...

July 11, 2011
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Offshore

BOEMRE raises fines for offshore violations

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Interior Department is asking Congress to increase fines for oil and natural gas companies that break offshore drilling laws, with one Interior official saying current fines...

June 30, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Offshore

A Gulf Drilling Revival; Despite setbacks, energy breakthroughs remain in oil and natural gas

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s huge new oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico is good news for domestic energy production, but it’s even better news as a sign that last year’s...

June 9, 2011
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Offshore

Exxon announces major oil find in Gulf of Mexico

ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after drilling the company’s first post-moratorium deepwater exploration well. The KC919-3...

June 9, 2011
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Offshore

Shell launches development of major new Gulf of Mexico discovery

Shell today announced a significant, multi-billion dollar investment to develop its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The Cardamom project...

June 8, 2011
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Offshore

BHP Billiton First to Bring New Deepwater Production Well Online Since Moratorium

BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today that it is the first company in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to bring a newly drilled well into production since the moratorium was enacted...

June 7, 2011
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Friday, June 3, 2011
Offshore

BOEMRE Issues Guidance For Reporting the Effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

As the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets under way, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued its annual guidance to offshore operators on reporting tropical...

June 3, 2011
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