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Judge blocks Miss. offshore drilling rules


By Jeff Amy for the Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A Hinds County judge says the state must write a better economic impact statement on proposed offshore natural gas and oil exploration in parts of the Mississippi Sound before it can enact rules to lease areas that could be drilled. “A cursory reading of the EIS finds that it is severely ...

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Shale boom can shield US from hurricane problems


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Another benefit of the US shale boom: America is much less susceptible to fuel supply problems from hurricanes. An article from United Press International outlines how the prevalence of onshore drilling prevents potential energy disruption from tropical storms. Hurricane Katrina, for example, shut down half of all Gulf of Mexico production from offshore drilling in ...

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The baggage of offshore drilling

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Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media In the era of the great energy boom, investing in oil and gas exploration has exploded. Fresh, untapped areas have been targeted throughout the U.S. and no land is untamable. Since the 25-year congressional ban on Atlantic coast offshore drilling was lifted, offshore exploration has followed suit and has fueled substantial interest in the ...

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Japanese Oil Tanker Explodes Near Himeji Port

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said. Four others were severely injured. Photos and video from the scene showed billowing clouds of black smoke as coast guard vessels sought to douse the fire, which gutted the middle of ...

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Offshore rig taking on water but stable after wave

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An offshore drilling rig is taking on water but is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast. The U.S. Coast Guard says the rig was drilling for oil and gas in 3,000-foot depths around 10 a.m. Tuesday when the wave hit. Petty Officer Manda Emery says the platform was knocked 55 feet, and one ...

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Croatia opens tender for Adriatic oil and gas exploration


By Igor Ilic ZAGREB, April 2 (Reuters) – Croatia published an international tender for oil and gas exploration blocks in the Adriatic on Wednesday, hoping to attract major oil firms and start production in five years despite protests from local environmental groups. The tender will run for seven months, and the government is expected to award concessions in early 2015 at the ...

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Is Obama Really Anti-Drilling?


By Matthew Philips The Interior Department’s announcement on Thursday that it’s safe to dounderwater seismic testing to look for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast is rekindling the fight over offshore oil drilling on the Eastern seaboard. This pretty much puts us back to where we were in March 2010, when President Obama decided to open up vast tracts of the Atlantic Ocean to ...

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