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IECA calls for halt on non-FTA LNG export approvals

Rate this article By LNG World News The Industrial Energy Consumers of America have urged the U.S. Department of Energy to place a moratorium on LNG export approvals for non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries. In a letter submitted to the U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry, IECA said it is “alarmed at the volume of LNG…

Zinke repeals Obama-era oil and gas royalties rule

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The U.S. Department of the Interior is repealing an Obama-era rule for the evaluation of oil, gas, and coal fees extraction companies need to pay and report on. According to the DOI, the rule named the Consolidated Federal Oil and Gas and Federal and Indian Coal Valuation Reform…

IAGC members make another step towards shooting seismic in Atlantic

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Following last week’s move by the Department of Interior to rescind the previous administration’s ban on seismic survey applications in the Atlantic, seismic surveyors have reportedly notched another win. To remind, the Obama administration had ordered the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to deny the six seismic…

Trump signs executive order to expand offshore E&P

Rate this article President Donald J. Trump has signed The America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, an executive order to examine new opportunities for domestic energy production and remove barriers to development that were imposed by the Obama administration. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore RSS Feed

Alaska: Senators move to revoke Obama’s offshore drilling ban

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Alaska-based senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced an act aimed at repealing offshore drilling bans the Obama administration put in place in its final days at the White House. The two senators’ act named the Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Alaska Act of 2017 (OPENS…

Sempra adds Obama’s cabinet member to BoD

Rate this article By LNG World News San Diego-based energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy appointed Maria Contreras-Sweet to the board of directors. Contreras-Sweet, recently served as the administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of former president Obama’s cabinet from 2014 until the end of Obama’s term in January. Prior…

Obama bans drilling in Bering Sea

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Barack Obama, the outgoing U.S. president, has closed off more Arctic acreage for offshore oil and gas exploration. The Obama administration in November removed the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, offshore Alaska, from the proposed 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas lease sale program, and the president has now blocked…