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Scottish Waters To Be Opened For “New Generation” Of Offshore Wind

New plans have been unveiled to lease the seabed around Scotland for a “new generation of offshore wind projects” that proponents of the technology hope will not only provide further and solid energy independence for the country but would also create incredible new jobs and investment. 

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West Africa Leaks: Dr. Bawuah-Edusei: A former Ambassador, his offshore companies and a $305m oil deal

When in June 2007, the then President of Ghana, John Kufuor announced that the country had found oil in commercial quantity; he promised Ghanaians that life would be good. But almost 18 years since Ghana became an oil producer it appears – only a few …

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Trump administration to hold another big offshore drilling auction for Gulf of Mexico

The Trump administration on Friday announced it would hold a new auction for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in August … and overshadowed by easier-to-access onshore fracking opportunities from the shale boom. Brazil and Mexico are also competing …

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

But in early March, the number of drilling rigs used in the Gulf was just 14, compared with 145 at the industry’s peak in 2000. The downturn was set off by a drop in oil prices, competition from fracking and other sources and, local businesses will tell …

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California says will block crude oil from Trump offshore drilling plan

Opponents of offshore drilling have complained that Congress has passed no new safety standards since BP Plc’s Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It took months to stop that leak, which became the largest oil spill …

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Deepwater discoveries signal life in offshore sector

better known as fracking, created a boom in areas of the Permian that were considered dried up, better seismic imaging and drilling methods are bringing companies back to proven offshore areas like the Gulf, Fryklund said. “Deepwater is coming out of a …

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San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking

The San Francisco resolution calls for: * A ban on dangerous fracking and well stimulation in federal and state waters off the California coast; * No new federal oil and gas leases in the Pacific, Atlantic or Arctic oceans or the eastern Gulf of Mexico …

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Energy industry expected to zero in on Gulf as Trump expands offshore drilling

“Of all the areas, the eastern Gulf of Mexico is the crown jewel,” said William … Offshore energy also is being challenged by cheap and easier-to-access onshore fracking shale regions. “Offshore requires companies to tie up a lot of money and …

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Trump Just Axed A Fracking Rule And Wants To Ease Offshore Drilling Safety Requirements

The Trump administration on Friday axed controversial Obama-era environmental rules for fracking on public and tribal lands … place following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Gulf Coast. The public has until January 29 to comment on the …
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Lawsuit Launched Against Trump Administration for Approving Dumping of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf of Mexico

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for allowing oil companies to dump waste from fracking and drilling into the Gulf of Mexico without evaluating the dangers …
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