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  • 1 April 2019

    U.S. president Trump’s executive order from 2017 overturning his predecessor’s Barack Obama’s ban of oil & gas activity in certain areas in the U.S. Arctic waters has been deemed illegal and invalid by a federal judge in Alaska on Friday.

  • 8 August 2017
    Equipment

    The U.S. Department of the Interior is repealing an Obama-era rule for the evaluation of oil, gas, and coal fees extraction companies need to pay and report on. According to the DOI, the rule named the Consolidated Federal Oil and Gas and Federal and Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule had created confusion on how companies […]

  • 11 May 2017

    U.S. President Donald Trump has reversed a decision by the previous administration that denied permit applications for seismic surveying of the U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.  The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on Wednesday announced it would move forward to resume its evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Alaska-based senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced an act aimed at repealing offshore drilling bans the Obama administration put in place in its final days at the White House. The two senators’ act named the Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Alaska Act of 2017 (OPENS Alaska Act), aims, according to them, to […]

  • 14 March 2017

    San Diego-based energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy appointed Maria Contreras-Sweet to the board of directors.

  • 16 January 2017

    As President Obama leaves the Oval Office on Friday, he leaves a legacy of mixed fortunes for the energy industry, the energy intelligence group Douglas-Westwood said in its DW Monday report.  According to DW, while many in the business have been vocal critics of the 44th President and some of his more controversial legislations, there […]

  • 22 December 2016

    President of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) has joined other pro-oil officials who have responded negatively to the oil and gas exporation ban in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans set by U.S. President Barack Obama. The IAGC, a trade association representing geophysical service providers, said on Wednesday that the withdrawal of US offshore areas showed a lack […]

  • 21 December 2016

    Alaskan officials and NOIA President have responded with outrage to the ’11th hour’ Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean oil and gas ban put in place by outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama. Following U.S. President Barack Obama’s withdrawal of millions of acres in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from future oil and […]

  • 21 December 2016

    The outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has withdrawn millions of acres in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from future oil and gas activity. Together with Obama, Canada’s Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would designate all Arctic Canadian waters as indefinitely off limits to future offshore Arctic oil and gas licensing. The move […]

  • 13 December 2016

    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 parts of the Bering Sea from any future […]

  • 21 November 2016

    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 plan, only one lease sale is envisioned […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Research & Development

    President of the United States Barack Obama has under the Antiquities Act designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The monument, more than 100 miles southeast of Cape Cod in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, is home to undersea canyons and seamounts that comprise fragile and largely pristine deep marine ecosystems and rich biodiversity, including […]

  • 29 August 2016

    President of the United States, Barack Obama, has expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles. The monument has been expanded by 442,781 square miles, bringing the total protected area to 582,578 square miles and making it the world’s largest marine protected area. The […]

  • 10 June 2016

    Fifty five members of the U.S. Congress joined together in sending a letter to President Obama requesting a halt to the permitting process for potential seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. These fifty five members include Representative Mark Sanford, who also opposed seismic testing and offshore drilling in the waters off the coast of South Carolina in April last year, and Representative Gerry […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Representatives Mark Sanford R-S.C and Gerry Connolly D-Va joined together in sending a letter signed by 53 other members of the House to president Obama. It requests a halt to the permitting process for potential seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. “If one is not going to do something, it doesn’t strike me as reasonable […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Equipment, Exploration & Production

    Less then a week before the six anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, the Obama administration is reportedly set to release a regulation aiming to seek a more stringent design for well control equipment. According to reports by Bloomberg, AP, and Reuters, all of which cited an unnamed executive close to the rulemaking process, […]

  • 15 March 2016

    United States president Barack Obama is reportedly looking to keep the southeast Atlantic coast of the U.S. off limits for offshore drilling. According to New York Times, which cited a person close to the matter, the Obama administration “yielding to an outpouring of opposition from coastal communities” is expected to announce the decision on Tuesday. […]

  • 10 February 2016

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed its dissatisfaction with President Obama’s fiscal 2017 proposed budget which would see less funds go into navigation, port security and emission in US ports. The proposed budget would significantly reduce funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    US President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 provides $7.7 billion for fundamental and transformative clean energy R&D. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the President’s FY 2017 budget reaffirms Obama’s commitment to Mission Innovation, an agreement made by the United States and 19 other countries to double clean energy R&D over five […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a request for USD 7.7 billion in discretionary funding for clean energy research and development across 12 governmental agencies, an increase of about 20 percent compared to the previous year. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget reaffirms the country’s commitment to […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a request for USD 7.7 billion in discretionary funding for clean energy research and development across 12 governmental agencies, an increase of about 20 percent compared to the previous year. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget reaffirms the country’s commitment to […]

  • 5 February 2016

    U.S. President Barack Obama has revealed what the White House calls a ‘bold plan’ to rejuvenate the country’s transportations system and make it cleaner and more sustainable. However, the oil companies will probably not like the plan. Why? Because the funding for Obama’s Clean Transportation project should come from them, the oil firms. According to […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Authorities & Government

    Investing in clean energy and thus reducing reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported, was one of the major points U.S. President Barack Obama focused on in his State of the Union address delivered on January 12. Obama said the country needs to accelerate the transition away from “dirtier” energy sources and increase its level of commitment in developing […]

  • 8 October 2015

    U.S. President Obama’s Administration strongly opposes the House Rule 702, which would remove restrictions on the export of crude oil from the United States. The Obama Administration on Wednesday issued a Statement of Administration policy in which it said why it opposed the oil export bill. “Domestic oil production has grown in recent years, strengthening our […]

  • 30 September 2015

    Jeb Bush, Republican presidential candidate, and a son and brother of two former U.S. presidents, has revealed his energy industry plan which he would promote should he get elected in November 2016. Bush, who had been against offshore drilling in the waters of Florida while he was senator there, is now calling for the states […]