Tag Archives: offshore drilling

H. Sterling Burnett: The Pro’s and Con’s of Romney’s Energy Plan

A great deal of ink has been spilled by commentators, journalists, and policy wonks since the release August 24th of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy plan. Continue reading

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UK: Cameron appoints oil and gas friendly decision-makers

Britain sent a clear signal of support to its oil and gas industry when it named an advocate of shale gas fracking as environment minister and a wind farm sceptic as energy minister. Continue reading

Big Oil 1 – 0 Environment: Shell Granted Permit to Work off Alaskan Coast

Environmental groups concerned about the potential damage to the Arctic environment suffered another blow after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted a temporary air permit for Shell to work off the coast of Alaska. Continue reading

Marita Noon: The “Yes, You Can” vs. “No, You Can’t” Energy Plan

President Obama’s energy policies have kept investment and jobs out of America; Romney’s energy plan can bring money and jobs back. Analysts are picking apart Romney’s 21-page energy plan that was introduced in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 23rd. Is energy independence by 2020 possible, or is it, as the Financial Times posited, “an act of hubris?” More important than whether or not his energy play is realistic is the international implications of his “independence” assertion and how he plans to get there. Continue reading

What’s an Electric Car Champion Doing in Romney’s Inner Circle?

Romney advisor Dan Senor says that traditional oil drilling is the technology of the past. The ‘real economic growth’ is in cleantech and greentech.

Well nobody said it was a perfect team. Continue reading

Oil industry presses Obama on regulation

The US oil industry is increasing the pressure on President Barack Obama to pull back from new regulations on oil and gas production, stepping up its election advertising campaign in five key battleground states. Continue reading

Arctic becomes cold war zone

Global warming has ignited a rush to exploit Arctic resources — and Greenpeace is determined to thwart that stampede.

Gee. I hope those green people don’t get too badly hurt as they are swept aside as the misanthropic garbage they are. Continue reading

Romney To Focus On Fossil Fuels

Energy Policy: Plan would end subsidies for renewable energy, makes no mention of climate change Continue reading

Russia: Shell-Shocked From U.S. Shale Over Shtokman

Russia will just be one of many gas producers competing for European and Asian export share. At no stage will Moscow be setting the price or volumes of global gas supplies. Anybody left paying oil indexed prices in Europe can expect to go bust. Continue reading

Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed

New international rules are needed to protect the arctic environment as it is targeted for more energy exploration, the Netherlands said this week. Continue reading

Aus: $100b LNG projects imperiled by African gas rush

The discovery along Africa’s east coast of the world’s biggest gas finds in a decade threatens to undo investment plans on the other side of the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

GOP platform: Block carbon regulations, expand offshore drilling

Sounds like a good start. Continue reading

Shell seeks more time to drill exploratory well in Chukchi Sea

With its bid to launch offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean running up against a deadline to protect against sea ice, Shell Alaska has requested an extension in its window for drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Continue reading

Norway braces itself as scramble for Pole position begins

The Norwegian town of Kirkenes, on the far northern border with Russia, is on the cusp of becoming an oil boom town. But, asks Colin Freeman, will the world play fair for the Arctic’s spoils? Continue reading

Romney Energy Plan Would Expand Oil Drilling on U.S. Land and Offshore

Mitt Romney plans to unveil an energy plan Thursday morning in Hobbs, N.M., that would allow states more control over the development of energy resources on federal lands within their borders, as well as aggressively expand offshore oil and gas drilling — including along the coasts of Virginia and the Carolinas — as part of a broader effort to reach energy independence. Continue reading

Mitt Romney says plan will achieve North American energy independence by 2020

Mitt Romney morphed into a traveling salesman here Thursday as he gave his best pitch for an energy plan that’s big on loosening environmental regulations and expanding domestic oil drilling and coal production. Continue reading

Romney energy plan promises ‘independence’

Mitt Romney is unveiling an energy plan aimed at making the United States independent of overseas oil by 2020 — giving himself seven years to achieve a goal of energy self-sufficiency that has eluded every president since Richard Nixon. Continue reading

Shell running out of time to drill this year in Arctic

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has spent seven years and $4.5 billion, and fought off at least 50 lawsuits, for a chance to tap what is thought to be the biggest source of oil in the U.S. outside of the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

The Real Reason Why the U.S. Military is Going Green

Start drilling if you’re worried about supply, dopey and back it up with Fischer-Tropsch or better because we have coal literally to burn. Continue reading

Shell’s drilling rig begins two-week trek to Arctic sea

Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig began a two-week journey to the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska on Monday, marking a major step forward in the company’s slow march toward a new era of oil exploration in the region. Continue reading