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USA - For Offshore Wind, The Magic Numbers Are 30, 30, & 3

Killer combo of offshore wind and green hydrogen indicates that rapid decarbonization is achievable, if policy makers do the right thing.

International
Energy

Norway - Norwegian Researchers Want to Repower Offshore Rigs With Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could cut offshore production-related emissions, without the cost of connecting platforms up to a renewable electricity supply

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Petrofac Awarded a US$200 Million Decommissioning Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) has awarded Petrofac a decommissioning project worth US$ 200 million based on the BSEE estimated cost.With more than two decades of experience in large project execution and incredible in-house engineering,

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Here's why offshore oil co. Talos Energy is betting on carbon capture and storage

Talos is leveraging decades of experience with conventional geology and offshore energy operations to become a leader in the development of future carbon capture and storage opportunities. The Company is actively evaluating potential project opportunities through its collaborative arrangements along the United States Gulf Coast.

International
Energy

PE - Peru sues Spain's Repsol for $4.5 billion over massive January oil spill

Peru's intellectual defence body has sought $3 billion dollars for environmental damage to Peru's coast, and another $1.5 billion dollars as compensation to consumers, locals and others affected by the disaster.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - TotalEnergies, Duke Winners Of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Auction

The Department of the Interior has announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - Biden Scraps Offshore Oil Auctions

The Biden administration is scrapping planned auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet -- a move that deepens uncertainty over the future of the US government’s offshore oil leasing program.

International
Energy

CAN - Sustainable Marine Delivers First Floating Tidal Power to Nova Scotia

Ocean energy pioneer Sustainable Marine today announced it has successfully harnessed the enormous tidal currents in Canada's Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia's grid. Sustainable Marine CEO Jason Hayman said it marks a significant milestone both for the company and Canada's broader marine energy ambitions.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - It was a good day: BOEM racks up $315 million in bids for wind power leases off of North Carolina

On May 11, 2022, BOEM held an offshore wind auction for two lease areas in the Carolina Long Bay. The lease sale drew competitive winning bids from two companies totaling approximately $315 million.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - WATCH THE NORTH CAROLINA OFFSHORE WIND LEASE SALE LIVE ALL DAY TODAY

On March 25, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced that it has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Carolina Long Bay Wind Energy Auction: You've got questions? We've got answers!

We are holding our next wind energy auction on May 11, 2022, for two lease areas, totaling 110,091 acres, offshore North and South Carolina. These lease areas were determined following extensive stakeholder outreach and environmental review.

West Coast
Energy

CA - BOEM finds no impact from potential wind lease offshore northern California

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has concluded that offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt wind energy area (WEA) offshore northern California would cause no significant impact.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Calif. unveils largest U.S. offshore wind target

California energy officials have released a draft of the West Coast’s first road map for offshore wind, calling for more gigawatts of electricity from the resource than any other U.S. state to date.

Coastwide
Energy

World - Coastal and Marine Carbon Offsets are Taking Root

Where there’s muck there’s brass”, goes an old saying from northern England. Brass is slang for money, and those with a lot of it are today eyeing up with great interest a particular type of muck. Muddy, smelly, shoe-sucking sediment full of what’s known as blue carbon.

Coastwide
Energy

US Offshore Wind – Financing Considerations And Development Challenges

Developers, sponsors, investors and lenders that navigate the numerous challenges presented by these capital intensive projects will be well positioned to advance this nascent, but exciting, market in the US.

International
Energy

S Africa - The world’s largest hydrogen-battery hybrid mine haul truck starts work

UK-headquartered multinational mining company Anglo American today launched a a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck in South Africa.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - RWE Renewables to Help Louisiana's Oil & Gas Supply Chain Diversify into Offshore Wind

RWE Renewables has partnered with Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the GNOwind Alliance to help establish an offshore wind supply chain in Louisiana that could serve projects across the US.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Orange County Coastal Keepers Host Workshop to Decommission Oil Rigs off the Coast

The workshop was an all-day affair with talks from lawmakers, industry experts, and various stakeholders.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Port of Corpus Christi ready to step up to meet demand for crude oil

Ken Britton, CFO for the Port of Corpus Christi, said the Port stands ready to get more oil to Europe now that the region is apparently set to go Russian free.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Climate Terms in Permit Rule to Add Delays, Energy Lawyers Say

Industry lawyers are warning that the climate change provisions of the Biden administration’s new environmental permitting rules will throw more proposed projects into the courts—potentially jeopardizing the very projects the White House wants to promote.

International
Energy

Taiwan - Ørsted trials rig-to-reef coral scheme for turbine foundations in Taiwan

Wind developer Ørsted has launched a project which aims to support new reefs by growing corals on wind turbine foundations in waters off Taiwan.

International
Energy

Wind - ORE Catapult launches new online course ?Offshore Wind Economics for Complete Beginners?

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has announced the launch of its new online course “Offshore Wind Economics for Complete Beginners”, which is being launched at a time when offshore wind is a higher priority for governments and industry than ever before.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - GOM Oil Drilling Makes Too Little Too Late Comeback

A new wave of oil platforms is sweeping into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as crude prices are riding historic levels and demand for barrels is higher than ever.

International
Energy

UK - UK offshore wind will be “more valuable” than North Sea oil ever was

Why the government should focus on renewable energy; not waste time with new oil and gas fields.