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Gulf Offshore Energy, Fishing and Tourism – A Thriving Coexistence

Offshore  gulf coast 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 6, 2018

Since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed opening most of the nation’s outer continental shelf to offshore leasing, we keep getting asked whether offshore energy development can coexist with tourism and fishing?

The answer is absolutely yes. And there’s a pretty good case study backing that up: The Gulf of Mexico.

While surging onshore oil and natural gas production have grabbed headlines the past few years, oil and natural gas production in the Gulf continues to play a critical role in meeting the nation’s energy needs.

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American Energy is Fueling our Economy

american energy  Economy  jobs  atlantic  fracking  gulf coast 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted March 30, 2015

EIA Today in Energy: U.S. crude oil production (including lease condensate) increased during 2014 by 1.2 million barrels per day (bbl/d) to 8.7 million bbl/d, the largest volume increase since recordkeeping began in 1900. On a percentage basis, output in 2014 increased by 16.2%, the highest growth rate since 1940. Most of the increase during 2014 came from tight oil plays in North Dakota, Texas, and New Mexico where hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling were used to produce oil from shale formations.

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A Reminder of Jobs in Limbo

gulf coast  keystone xl pipeline  job creation  oil sands  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 10, 2013

Saw the tweet from energy author/scholar Daniel Yergin on the startup of TransCanada’s Gulf Coast Pipeline, linking the crude oil hub in Cushing, Okla., with refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Certainly, the shot of President Obama standing in front of stacks of steel pipe last year is a reminder that he went to Oklahoma to illustrate his administration’s support for the 485-mile project.

Yet, commercial startup of the project also reminds that the Gulf Coast Pipeline is part of the larger Keystone XL project, which would allow more Canadian oil sands to be delivered to U.S. refiners. The Keystone XL’s northern portion remains on the drawing board and workers idle on the sidelines after more than five years of federal review.

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America’s Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Surge and the Changing Global Energy Market

hydraulic fracturing  keystone xl  gulf coast  refineries  manufacturing  lng  Economy 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted September 27, 2013

Fracking is Helping U.S. Produce More of Its Own Energy

Fact Tank: Though many Americans apparently don’t realize it, the U.S. is producing considerably more of its own energy. Last year the U.S. generated a record 79.1 quadrillion Btu (British thermal units) domestically, nearly 14% more energy than in 2005, largely due to increased production of oil and natural gas.

And with the ongoing boom in “unconventional” oil and gas production, the nation is on track to produce even more energy this year. 

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/175nsA7

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A Year Later

boemre  boemre  bp  deepwater horizon  gulf coast  gulf of mexico  oil spill  macondo oil well  offshore wells  safety regulations 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted April 20, 2011

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Macondo oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is important that we remember the 11 workers who died in that accident, their families and the communities along the Gulf coast that were most affected by this incident.

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Deepwater Horizon in the News

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  energy policy  gulf coast  gulf of mexico  interior department  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore safety  oil spill  oil spill commission 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 10, 2010

The presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident wrapped up the second day of its two-day hearing in Washington yesterday. At the same time, a federal judge in New Orleans was holding a hearing on the administration's deepwater drilling moratorium. Here's a compilation of the latest news as reported by several publications: 

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Cementing Job Completed

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf oil spill  macondo well  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

"Not with a bang but a whimper." - T.S. Eliot

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Controlled Oil Burn Protects Shoreline

deepwater horizon  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 28, 2010

The oil-spill response workers in the Gulf of Mexico are poised to conduct a controlled burn of the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well. Offshore burning can prevent oil from reaching shorelines.

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Americans Offer Support to Spill Responders

bp  deepwater horizon  offshore drilling  oil spill  spill response  coast guard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 26, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to hold another news conference at 4:00 East Coast time today about the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 95 - Pipelines: Safely Supplying Energy

colonial pipeline  domestic energy  gasoline  gulf coast  common ground alliance  katrina  811 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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