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Western Gulf lease sale attracts $110 million in high bids

8/20/2014

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.   Continued »

 

BOEM extends comment period for next OCS oil and gas leasing program

7/31/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is extending the public comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.   Continued »

 

Feds receive Louisiana application to export LNG

7/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received an application from Waller LNG Services for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Waller Point LNG Terminal to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana.   Continued »

 

Area offshore Massachusetts proposed for commercial wind energy

6/18/2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank yesterday joined Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing   Continued »

 

BSEE responds to drilling rig equipment failure in the Gulf of Mexico

6/11/2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to an equipment failure on board the Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Fourchon, La.   Continued »

 

LNG America to develop LNG marine fuel markets in the Northwest

6/2/2014

LNG America and Liquiline Monday announced an agreement to jointly develop commercial offerings for LNG marine fuel markets in the North American Pacific Northwest and the transport of LNG in ISO containers to remote markets in Hawaii and Alaska.   Continued »

 

BSEE completes unannounced spill drill

4/28/2014

Last week, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) participated in a day-long government initiated unannounced exercise involving Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY).   Continued »

 

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewable energy projects

4/22/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Thursday announced the publication of its final rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).   Continued »

 
STCW amendments will likely cost OSV crewmembers more time and money.

Change Order

4/1/2014

In the interest of safety, about four years ago the U.S. Coast Guard decided it needed to make revisions to the rules governing STCW.   Continued »

 

Public workshops planned on near-miss reporting system

4/1/2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will host two public workshops to discuss the voluntary confidential near-miss reporting system.   Continued »

 
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