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LA - Port Fourchon Staggered by a Direct Hit From Ida: How Long Can the Oil Port Remain Above Water?

Port Fourchon is close to the offshore oil platforms in the US Gulf, but it is also at the southern edge of Louisiana where the land is fading away.

International
Energy

Côte d'Ivoire - Italy's Eni makes giant oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast

MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Italian energy group Eni (ENI.MI)said on Wednesday it had made a giant oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast which could hold as much as 2 billion barrels of oil.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Hurricane Ida shuts more than 95% of US Gulf oil production facilities

Hurricane Ida crashed into the Louisiana coastline on Sunday afternoon as a Category 4 storm near Port Fourchon forcing several refineries, including the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest privately-owned crude terminal in the US, to shut down.

Northeast
Energy

NATL- BOEM announces environmental review of proposed wind energy facility in the North Atlantic

The US Department of the Interior has announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to conduct an environmental review of a proposed commercial-scale wind project offshore New York.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Kiewit Will Build in Texas the First US Offshore Wind Substation

A Kiewit Corp. unit will design and build the first U.S.-made offshore wind substation. The 1,500-ton, 60-ft-tall structure will be deployed for the 132-MW, 12-turbine South Fork wind farm that is set for construction off New York’s Long Island, said project developers Ørsted Offshore North America and Eversource Energy on Aug. 25.

Northeast
Energy

MA - Vineyard Wind Proposes Massive Plan to Redevelop Tisbury Marine Terminal

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission opened a public hearing this week on a large, complicated project to redevelop the Tisbury Marine Terminal into a vessel staging facility for Vineyard Wind — with the potential to broadly transform Vineyard Haven’s half-mile stretch of working waterfront.

Northeast
Energy

USA - Offshore wind industry sees 'once in a lifetime' opening

On enormous video screens over a stage, surf crashed, and wind turbines rotated to music on a rock-volume soundtrack. Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, strode onto the stage, and spoke of the budding industry’s big moment.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Dominion Energy leasing Virginia port tract for offshore wind

The Port of Virginia is leasing 72 acres at its Portsmouth marine terminal for Dominion Energy to use as base for building out its 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, a precursor to making the state a center for the U.S. wind industry, said Gov. Ralph Northam.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Injunction filed in federal court to prevent the expansion of Moda Midstream

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An injunction filed in federal court by local indigenous and environmental groups Tuesday seeks to pause dredging and other expansion at Moda Midstream in Ingleside.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Offshore wind advocates see Gulf of Mexico opportunity

Building on moves by Louisiana, offshore wind advocates see the Gulf of Mexico as a next major step for developing the U.S. industry – possibly including re-use of offshore oil and gas platforms and pipelines as assets for an allied “green hydrogen” industry.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Atlantic City inlet site of future offshore wind operations plant

ATLANTIC CITY — Ørsted, developer of the Ocean Wind project, the state’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm, is seeking environmental permits to build an operations and maintenance facility in Atlantic City’s inlet area.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Five dead and two still missing after Pemex platform fire

A fire on a Pemex-operated platform offshore Mexico has resulted in the deaths of five workers and injuries to six while two workers are still missing.

International
Energy

JPN - Japan targets floating wind farms for its deep coastal waters

RWE Renewables and Kansai Electric Power have signed an agreement that will see the two businesses “jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating offshore wind project” in waters off Japan’s coast.

Coastwide
Energy

US - Floating Offshore Wind Power: America’s Secret Weapon in the Global Decarbonization Race

The latest IPCC report on climate change paints a frightening picture, but it also indicates there is time for rapid decarbonization to make a difference.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - 'Absolutely applicable': Offshore oil expertise deemed crucial for massive US wind power buildout

Speakers at the Offshore Technology Conference see potential for oil and gas companies' engagement in US offshore wind ambitions

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

Arctic - Big climate win! ConocoPhillips’ “Willow” Arctic oil drilling scheme stopped by judge

Today, a federal judge determined that a proposed drilling venture on Alaska’s North Slope was improperly greenlit by the United States government in a big victory for climate justice. The ruling nixes the development permits approved by the Trump regime, which were not withdrawn by the Biden-Harris administration, stopping the drilling scheme from moving forward for at least the time being:

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

HI - Here's Why The Navy Is Betting On Wave Energy Research In Hawaii

Hawaii wants cleaner energy to fight climate change. The military wants renewable energy for fighting China.

Southeast
Energy

NC - Brunswick officials’ worries over offshore wind unresolved

Brunswick County beach towns are back to square one in a push to ensure potential offshore wind farms are out of the line of sight from shore.

International
Energy

Int'l - Existing oil and gas infrastructure has potential in offshore green hydrogen

Pilot projects are exploring how to mix hydrogen in natural gas pipelines and use oil and gas platforms for electrolysis.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Winds of Change: UCSB Experts Weigh in on Effects of Offshore Wind Energy

With steady wind and lots of space, the coasts promise to usher in the future of wind energy. In late May the Biden administration reached a decision to open two parts of the California coast to offshore wind energy: a 399-square-mile area off Morro Bay and another location off Humboldt County.

International
Energy

AUS - Queensland coal port pivots to renewable hydrogen as wind and solar pipeline surges

A Queensland coal export terminal could soon become host to renewable hydrogen production and export infrastructure under an agreement, as the state looks to unlock up to $23 billion in wind and solar project proposals with new renewable energy zones.

International
Energy

CAN - Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Completes Rigorous Tests

SCHOTTEL Hydro, Sustainable Marine's German engineering partner, has collaborated with the world-renowned Center of Wind Power Drives at RWTH Aachen University to test its latest generation SIT250 drivetrain.

Northeast
Energy

NY - Feds Release Final Environmental Report on South Fork Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, began construction in 2015. Deepwater Wind has since been acquired by the Danish wind farm company Ørsted, which is working with the energy transmission company Eversource on the South Fork Wind Farm.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced that it, along with 11 other energy industry trade groups, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and waters.