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Trump’s latest massive offshore oil and gas sale fares slightly better than last

Overall, I still think the Gulf is a very viable place.” But the industry may not be overly interested in offshore drilling, critics say, because it is expensive, risky, and overshadowed by easier-to- …

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30th anniversary of the world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster

One hundred sixty-seven workers perished in the fire that followed an explosion on July 6, 1988, caused by a gas leak on the North Sea oil rig, 120 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland. The rig was owned by Occidental Petroleum Corporation …

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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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