Beaufort Sea drilling plan gets conditional BOEM approval

JULY 14, 2017 — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management yesterday conditionally approved a Beaufort Sea exploration plan (EP) it received from Eni US Operating Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Italian multinational

Central Gulf sale attracts $274.8 million in high bids

MARCH 22, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico attracted $274,797,434 in high bids

U.S. publishes Final Rule on Arctic OCS drilling

JULY 8, 2016 — The U.S. Department of the Interior has released final regulations for any future exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS.) “With the United States

U.S. and Denmark sign MOU on offshore wind

MAY 17, 2016 — Denmark and the United States have signed a memorandum to strengthen cooperation on offshore wind energy projects.It was signed May 4, 2016 at Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C.,

U.S. announces New Jersey offshore wind lease sale

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 — In a sign that the pace of U.S. offshore wind development is starting to pick up, 343,833 acres seven miles offshore New Jersey will be offered for commercial

Western Gulf lease sale attracts few bidders

AUGUST 19, 2015 — The Department of the Interior’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease sale drew just $22,675,212 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore Texas. Just

Offshore leasing plan gets few industry cheers

JANUARY 27, 2015 — The Obama Administration today announced a proposed offshore oil and natural gas leasing program for 2017-2022  that National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi called “a small step

Feds face lawsuit on offshore fracking

JANUARY 12, 2015 — A conservation group has sued the federal government for failing to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of offshore fracking (hydraulic fractioning) in the Gulf of

Border tracts attract lease sale bids

AUGUST 20, 2014 — Today’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids for 81 tracts covering 433,823 acres on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore Texas.

BOEM plans Western Gulf lease sale

APRIL 16, 2014 — Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau has announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas

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