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  • 21 August 2017

    Miles Morin, executive director of the Virginia Petroleum Council, a division of American Petroleum Institute, a body representing U.S. oil and natural gas industry, said that the potential exclusion of Virginia from the U.S. offshore drilling plans would be a shortsighted move. To remind, Virginia’s Governor McAuliffe last week said it had sent a letter […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Seventy-nine percent of North Carolina voters favor increased production of domestic sources of oil and natural gas, and only nine percent oppose it, according to a new poll released on Thursday. Ninety-three percent of voters said increased domestic production is important to them. “North Carolina voters recognize that the U.S. has the opportunity to develop […]

  • 24 May 2013

    After Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine this week introduced a bill that should open up Virginia’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, the state’s environmental group Environment Virginia has responded negatively. Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment Virginia’s Regional Director, in a statement said that the move could be environmentally end economically hazardous, adding she was disappointed to see the senators […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, at the College of William & Mary Law School last week, Governor Ralph Northam signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards.  The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, yesterday joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), to highlight new data that shows Virginia ranks first among all U.S. states in shipbuilding with 63,650 jobs, far […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    On June 28, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) to pave the way for developing Virginia’s coastal energy. The House also passed an amendment by Rigell to move forward seismic testing in the Atlantic. The bill now goes to […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Days before the March 19 deadline for proposals to develop wind power in the ocean off Virginia’s coast, environmental leaders gathered in front of Dominion Virginia Power headquarters to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 Virginians in support of the electric utility’s hastened development of offshore wind power. Following the Interior Department’s recent […]

  • 6 April 2011

      Yesterday, Representatives Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Virginia Access to Energy Act”. This important legislation allows for the exploration of natural gas and crude oil in Virginia’s waters of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The legislation requires the Department of Interior to proceed with the Virginia lease sale no later than one year after passage […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Project & Tenders

    As the Trump Administration issued the draft proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program on 4 January, the move to make more than 90% of OCS available for oil and gas exploration and production saw opposition from several U.S. coastal states, including those that want more renewable energy in their future.

  • 21 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jim Webb today called for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to incorporate his Virginia Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Energy Production Act in pending offshore energy legislation this week. “Outer Continental Shelf production has strong support among Virginians and their political leadership,” Senator Webb wrote the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member. “I look forward […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Environment, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam last Friday, August 23, released the final restoration plan for Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers. The clean-up plan, referred to as the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), will guide local, state, and federal actions through 2025 and is designed to meet the Commonwealth’s commitments to reduce […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has selected BVG Associates to help develop strategies to strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry to the Commonwealth.

  • 17 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Obama administration said Monday that it would require significantly more environmental review before approving new offshore drilling permits, ending a practice in which government regulators essentially rubber-stamped potentially hazardous deepwater projects like BP’s out-of-control well. The administration has come under sharp criticism for granting BP an exemption from environmental oversight for the Macondo well, […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday kicked off a new phase of Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. “The Commonwealth has made great strides in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to the Chesapeake Bay, reaching our goal of reducing nutrient pollution by 60% by 2017. As a result, the Bay is […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.

  • 13 May 2011

    The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the companies who made the sixteenth annual “Fantastic 50” list of 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. The winning companies were saluted at the annual awards banquet held April 28 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. VSD, LLC (VSD) was among the […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    Hurricane Sandy’s passage up the eastern seaboard in October 2012 generated a storm surge and waves that severely impacted Virginia’s ocean beaches, including those at Sandbridge and Wallops Island. Now, with the official start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1 reminding the nation of its vulnerability to tropical cyclones, researchers at the […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. “The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of Virginia to become the […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) introduced the Virginia Jobs and Energy Act (H.R. 1782) on Friday to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Virginia for energy development. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Virginia Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-1), Robert Hurt (VA-5), and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s U.S. Senators, […]

  • 7 January 2016

    The Virginia Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cuban National Port Authority to evaluate commercial opportunities between the Port of Virginia and Cuba’s newly opened Port of Mariel Special Development Project.  The MOU establishes a platform for cooperation and information sharing aimed at developing links between Cuba and Virginia to […]