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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…

Greens fume over Trump’s Interior Secretary ‘pick’

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly found a replacement for Sally Jewel, who’s served as the Department of Interior Secretary under the Obama administration. According to various – unconfirmed – reports, Trump has lined up Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the U.S. Representative for Washington’s fifth congressional district, for the…

Trump to boost US shale gas industry

Rate this article By LNG World News US president-elect Donald Trump said that among his first actions as president will be cutting some restrictions on the country’s booming shale gas industry. In a brief video released Monday, Trump said he plans to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal and ditch energy regulations put…

Obama administration removes Arctic from offshore lease sale plan

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The outgoing Obama Administration has removed the Arctic from the proposed 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas lease sale program. Presenting the plan on Friday, Department of Interior’s secretary, Sally Jewell, said there would be no lease sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, offshore Alaska. During the five-year…

Groups troubled over halted work on part of Dakota Access pipeline

Rate this article The Obama administration’s withdrawal of a permit for construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline when work was already under way is both unprecedented and deeply troubling, the presidents of the American Petroleum Institute and North America’s Building Trades Unions said. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Oil &…

Alaska’s Arctic Coalition launches pro-drilling campaign

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Several pro-offshore drilling groups in Alaska have launched an advertising campaign calling for the Obama administration to keep “intact the Arctic leasing areas currently contained in the Interior Department’s draft proposed plan.” The group, called the Arctic Coalition, is made up of a group of 20 Alaskan and…

U.S. Department of Transportation Funds New CNG Buses and Facilities

Rate this article By NGV Global Rock Region Metro CNG Buses (AR) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has selected multiple natural gas fuel projects as part of its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program that will help provide more modern, reliable bus service for transit riders across the country. At least…