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Obama’s offshore drilling ban–“Trump-proof”?

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In a historic move taken a month to the day before he hands over the White House to one of the most fossil-fueled administrations in U.S. history, President Obama answered the call of Native Alaskans, coastal residents and climate activists demanding offshore drilling bans, and stuck it to Donald Trump. Obama banned all future offshore oil and gas drilling from ...

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Port Fourchon to expand for deepwater rig operations

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PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Greater Lafourche Port Commission says agreements have been reach that will advance a plan to develop the Gulf’s first purpose-built, deepwater rig repair and refurbishment facility to service the oil and gas industry. Chett Chiasson, Port Commission executive director, said in a news release the agreement is with the Edward Wisner Donation, granting the ...

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The Latest: Dismal oil tract sale results due to low prices

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on federal oil lease sale (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal official says low oil prices are the reason few companies were interested in bidding in the latest oil lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico. The regional director for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Michael Celata (sel-AH-tuh), says the $18 million ...

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Feds to livestream Gulf oil and gas lease sale

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five months after protesters disrupted an oil and gas lease sale for tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, the government is livestreaming a lease sale but closing the site in New Orleans where bids are read. Wednesday’s sale, offering all 23.8 million acres available for drilling and exploration off of Texas coast, will be the first ...

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8 companies seek oil drilling rights for 3 areas off Cyprus

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ energy minister says eight companies have formally applied to carry out exploratory oil and gas drilling in waters off the island’s southern coast. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis says six applications for a drilling license were submitted for all three blocks, or areas, that were available as part of the island nation’s third licensing round. He said the ...

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Guyana: Exxon appraisal well finds large oil, gas deposits

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Officials in the South American country of Guyana say Exxon Mobil has found large deposits of oil and gas in a recently drilled appraisal well. Energy Minister Raphael Trotman told The Associated Press on Monday that the company will drill another well in upcoming months. Officials have said Exxon Mobil previously drilled another well last year ...

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Trial opens in 2012 offshore fire, explosion that killed 3

A weather vane on an offshore drilling rig operating in the North Sea. (Image: snapper via Flickr)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for what’s expected to be a lengthy and complex trial arising from lawsuits over an offshore oil platform explosion and fire that killed three workers off Louisiana’s coast in November 2012. The case combines nine lawsuits involving the platform’s owner, Black Elk Energy, relatives of the workers killed in the accident, injured ...

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Scientists: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan. The scientists include Jane Lubchenco, Obama’s former administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, now a researcher and teacher ...

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Offshore drilling opponents take chants into federal meeting

Offshore drilling opponents take chants into federal meeting

KENNER, La. (AP) — About 50 opponents of continued oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico rallied on a suburban New Orleans sidewalk Monday, then brought their chants into a federal open house about potential impacts of continuing the lease program for five more years. “Today we are here to ask President Obama to keep it in the ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 8-15

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A variety of headlines hit the site this week. Trade, tragedies, theft and more. Take a look at the top Eagle Ford news stories from the past week. 5.) Stricter offshore drilling rules issued, upsetting industry NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Obama administration issued new rules Thursday to make oil and natural gas offshore drilling equipment safer and to reduce ...

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