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The deep relationship between the U.S. natural gas and oil industry and America’s building trades unions – the men and women who build much of our country’s energy infrastructure – is getting deeper. In remarks to the annual legislative conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced a new… Keep reading →

Men working oil

Let’s correct a false narrative out there, that the Trump Administration is rolling back natural gas and oil regulation to benefit industry. A different view is that federal officials are deploying smarter, more efficient, more effective regulation of industry operations, onshore and offshore – which will work best to ensure the safe and well-managed energy… Keep reading →

Domestic Oil And Gas Production

In our State of American Energy report we told the story of Jimmie Pavelock, the assistant fire chief of the Glenham (New York) Fire District, a first responder who exemplifies what it means to serve the greater good. Click the link above and turn to Pages 56-57 to read more about community and giving back. Below, some… Keep reading →

Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

Public hearings in a number of coastal states on a new federal offshore energy leasing program are generating lots of comments – including those from a number of people in those states who support safe, responsible offshore oil and natural gas development. A sampling: Florida Curtis “CS” Bennett, U.S. Navy veteran and member of Vets4Energy Florida: “As a… Keep reading →

BOEM Renewable Energy Task Force Discusses Potential New Wind Energy Areas Offshore New York

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

The BOEM convened the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force for the New York Bight to discuss BOEM’s draft Call for Information and Nominations.

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $18.5 million in new Department of Energy (DOE) funding for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. This consortium will be a cooperative private-public innovation hub addressing topics, including wind… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed a competitive lease sale for renewable wind energy development in federal waters offshore North Carolina.

CNOOC Drops Bid For Unocal

If you didn’t see it already, check out Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent post about a visit he and wife Priscilla Chan made to an oil drilling ship in the Gulf of Mexico – part of the couple’s 50-state tour to assess the impacts of technology and globalization and meet Facebook users. It’s pretty… Keep reading →

Arctic Drilling 2

The Department of the Interior may have decided to exclude the Atlantic region from its upcoming five-year offshore leasing plan, but the existing lease sales in the Arctic should go forward as planned. As the public comment period for the proposed program closes today, it is essential that the federal government hear the voices articulating… Keep reading →

Prices Help Drive Increase of Midwest Oil Exploration

With the presidential primary season winding down talk has already shifted to how parties may work together under various scenarios, such as this piece from the Washington Post. Unsurprisingly infrastructure made the list of five issues ripe for a deal. “Another long-standing goal for centrists in both parties has been a major federal investment in… Keep reading →

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