By Mahmoud Habboush (Bloomberg) — Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will combine three shipping and ports units less than a month after consolidating two offshore oil and gas businesses. Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co., Petroleum Services Co....Show More Summary
Earlier this month on October 5th, Brazil’s congress approved the key points of a polarizing bill, which would allow foreign investment in the nations offshore oil fields. The bill overturns parts of a 2010 bill which was aimed at increasing government control over the lucrative oil fields. Show More Summary
Call for a tax holiday on repatriated offshore earnings to fix nation's crumbling infrastructure; opponents say it won't work
America’s first offshore wind farm on track – in pictures Chris Nelson, September 28, 2016 (The National) “…[Deepwater Wind’s] Block Island Wind Farm – America’s first marine-based wind farm – remains on-schedule…The final blade on the...Show More Summary
The National Offshore Wind Strategy September 2016 (U.S. Departments of Energy and the Interior) Executive Summary Offshore wind energy holds the promise of significant environmental and economic benefits for the United States. It is an abundant, low-carbon, domestic energy resource. Show More Summary
A national audit office review of offshore detention spending continues to highlight the lunacy – and cost – of locking up men, women and children on faraway islands. Max Chalmers explains. In the age of the on-again, off-again “budget emergency”, not everyone benefitting from the state’s largesse is asked to live within their means when [...]Show More Summary
Warmer weather from the 70s to the 90s is expected to begin Friday and peak on Sunday, offset by a high pressure ridge building over the state, along with offshore flow, according to a report from National Weather Service forecasterShow More Summary
History might yet see nation as pioneer of offshore prisons for asylum seekers, rather than as a pariah for having them.
The MeyGen project is a large-scale effort to deploy up to 398 MW worth of offshore tidal stream turbines, connected to the UK National Grid by 2020. The project is now officially underway, with Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of...Show More Summary
The National Offshore Wind Strategy calls for major investments in offshore wind farm construction.
Offshore oil and gas operators have shut-in approximately 19.52 of of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Hermine makes its way across the eastern portion of the Gulf towards Florida. The National Hurricane...Show More Summary
Dreams of a wind-powered nation sparked by the pioneering Atlantic Ocean project are running aground back on shore, where conventional battles over aesthetics and property values have stymied wind projects here and around the country. Compared...Show More Summary
On tiny Block Island, towering turbines generate mixed emotions about views and costs.
China has taken over Scotland's oil production and now controls two of the North Sea’s biggest oilfields. According to The Times' analysis of China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) accounts, a CNOOC-owned company Nexen extracts nearly 200,000 barrels of oil per day across those two fields. Show More Summary
A Rhode Island project marks a new chapter in the nation’s changing electricity grid.
By Peter Coy (Bloomberg) The U.S. and other coastal nations could lose millions of square nautical miles of ocean that are now in their exclusive economic zones. The loss would be an indirect result of an arbitration panel’s ruling on China’s dispute with the Philippines in the South China Sea. Show More Summary
Although the United States is not new territory for wind farms, Deepwater Winds’ Block Island Wind Farm will be the first in the nation to be located offshore. The project calls for construction to take place through late summer, with the wind farm generating renewable energy for the local community by the end of the year. Show More Summary
The Netherlands may become home to the world’s cheapest offshore wind farm in as little as 10 years, according to the nation’s government. Plans for a 700 MW wind farm are coming together and, after considering 38 bids from developers, the cost of the Borssele offshore wind farm is now estimated to run $2.9 billion less than originally thought. Show More Summary
Aw, thanks, anon! You’re making us blush! We do our best to bring national marine sanctuaries to people who can’t get into their sanctuary on a regular basis (or ever! Some of them are way out offshore). We’ve got lots more photos and videos of these special places on our website, too.
North Sea countries mull wind energy strategy; Offshore coordination could be a substantial cost-saver, commissioner says. Daniel J. Graeber, June 6, 2016 (United Press International) “Nine countries that border the North Sea…[will]Show More Summary