Tag: 5-year plan

Study: East Coast states could cash in on offshore drilling

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia could rake in billions if the Interior Department opens up auctions on leases along the Atlantic Coast, according to the study.  More »

Feds urged to put Atlantic waters on auction block

Oil development in Atlantic waters from Africa to Canada should encourage the Obama administration to sell drilling leases in waters hugging the East Coast, a leading industry trade group said Wednesday.  More »

Feds extend deadline for offshore drilling comments

Oil companies, environmentalists and other stakeholders will have more time to weigh in on what coastal waters should be available for drilling beginning in 2017.  More »

House votes to expand offshore drilling

Even before the House voted 229-185 to force the federal government to allow offshore drilling off the South Carolina, Virginia and California coasts, lawmakers admitted the plan was going nowhere. But bill backers are hoping it will send a strong signal to the Obama administration that it should give oil and gas companies a chance to drill in Atlantic waters.  More »

Voters see link between energy and economy

Nine out of 10 voters believe increased domestic oil and gas production can help the economy, but not all of them want to see it happen offshore, a new survey shows.  More »

Offshore drilling proponents launch new push on Capitol Hill

The oil and gas industry and their allies in Congress are renewing a campaign to expand drilling along the U.S. coastline.  More »

Republicans attack landmark offshore wind power plan

The Interior Department unveiled details for the nation’s first-ever federal sale of offshore wind energy leases on Tuesday, even as Republican lawmakers complain the approach is misguided.  More »

Governors send welcome note to Interior nominee: Open Atlantic for drilling

President Barack Obama’s new Interior Secretary nominee hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate yet — much less sworn in — but she’s already facing pressure to expand offshore drilling.  More »

New offshore leasing plan focuses on development in already-explored Gulf waters

The Obama administration on Thursday finalized a five-year plan for offshore drilling that focuses on allowing development in already- explored areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic to the chagrin of oil and gas companies who were hoping for more territory. Federal officials also said there was “significant” industry interest in drilling in the Cook Inlet near Anchorage.  More »

Feds roll out five-year plan for offshore drilling

The Obama administration today unveiled a plan for selling offshore drilling leases over the next five years that focuses on exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, proposes three auctions in the Arctic and rules out development in unexplored areas along the Atlantic coast.  More »