(Photo courtesy of Shell Oil Co.)

EPA OKs use of Shell drill ship

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A spokesman for the EPA said it will issue a one-year air permit compliance order for Shell’s activities off Alaska’s northwest coast.

Categories: Arctic, General
Waves tear apart a pier along the Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Alabama took a glancing blow from Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday as it headed toward landfall in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, but the storm still threatened the coast with high winds, torrential rain and pounding surf. Photo: Butch Dill, Associated Press

U.S. to lend Marathon 1 million barrels of oil

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The U.S. Department of Energy will lend 1 million barrels of oil to Marathon Petroleum Corp. after the company requested it because of impacts related to Hurricane Isaac.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop in Iowa on Aug. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

RNC speakers talk energy

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From Ann Romney to Clint Eastwood, here’s what key speakers at the Republican National Convention had to say about the nation’s energy issues.
Categories: Politics/Policy
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ASME-IPTI announces 2012 Petroleum Industry Awards Gala

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The ASME Petroleum Division Awards Committee has announced that its 2012 Petroleum Industry Awards Gala will be held on Nov. 9, at the Hilton Americas in Houston.
Categories: Offshore
NASA-Isaac

Isaac cost energy industry up to $1 billion, firm says

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Hurricane Isaac cost the energy industry up to $1 billion in lost production and damage to equipment, a risk modeling firm estimates.
Categories: General

Smit Lamnalco launches new tugboat bound for Gabon

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Smit Lamnalco has launched the SL Gabon, the first tugboat under the new, combined identity.
Categories: Offshore
Noble Discoverer sits 68 miles west of Nome, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Approval of Arctic Operations is a Step Forward for U.S. Energy Security

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Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) strongly supports the announcement that Royal Dutch Shell can move ahead with limited oil and natural gas production activities in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The approval represents a significant step forward for the project which has been beset by bureaucratic delays and legal challenges for the past five years. It will […]

ONS 2012: DNV, FNI study looks at Arctic development risk management

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DNV and the Fridtjof Nasen Institute have released a new study into the crucial risk management issues revolving around Arctic operations.
Categories: Offshore

ONS 2012: Skill shortage could slow offshore North Sea development

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Offshore Northern Seas conference attendees are concerned about a shortage of skilled professionals preventing Norway from developing recently discovered oil reserves in the North Sea.
Categories: Offshore

Statoil, Rosneft finalize joint offshore Russia exploration ventures

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Statoil and Rosneft have signed the final agreement to establish joint ventures for four license areas offshore Russia.
Categories: Offshore