Atlantic OCS

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

Offshore energy development works for the states – all of them. The U.S. Interior Department recently announced that $61.6 million in revenues from offshore oil and natural gas will be distributed to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia – via grants that support state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Ponder that: You don’t… Keep reading →

Workers climb stairs on November 2, 2009

Last year, when federal officials released the proposal for the next five-year offshore drilling plan, we said the draft had some positive aspects but fell short of the kind of strategic offshore planning that would adequately serve America’s role as an energy superpower. We also noted strong support for offshore development by mid-Atlantic states, where… Keep reading →

Braving The Headwinds Hitting U.S. Wind Energy

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

The development of offshore wind projects in the U.S. has been a story of high hopes and many setbacks.

oil pump at teapot dome

Last summer we posted on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s gentle pushback against various voices that objected to BOEM’s decision to allow safe, carefully regulated seismic testing to map offshore energy reserves in the Atlantic. The pushback apparently prompted some pushback, because last month BOEM reasserted the facts on safe seismic in its online… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

Offshore energy is getting lots of attention this week, which is good. Offshore energy is vital to America’s economy and energy security. This week the Interior Department proposed the first draft of its next five-year program for offshore oil and natural gas leasing, in the 2017-2020 timeframe. While the draft plan doesn’t go far enough,… Keep reading →

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

Members of the U.S. House and Senate are weighing in with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the administration’s new five-year oil and natural gas leasing program, and the message is fairly simple: open more of the outer continental shelf (OCS) for exploration and development. Interior has begun work on the new leasing program that will… Keep reading →