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TX - ‘Hubris’: LNG plant officials saw trouble days before blast

For at least two days before a pipe exploded at its Texas gas export terminal, Freeport LNG had been trying to figure out what was wrong, records show.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - Move over, oil – wind energy is officially coming to the Gulf of Mexico

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced it has finalized two Wind Energy Areas in the Gulf of Mexico that will have the potential to produce enough clean energy to power nearly 3 million homes.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - U.S. Designates Offshore Wind Farm Development Areas in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Gulf of Mexico, best known to the offshore energy industry as an oil and gas province, is for the first time opening its doors to the offshore wind industry, with the U.S administration on Monday designating two areas for offshore wind development in the region.

International
Energy

World - Wind propulsion technology has a bigger role to play in decarbonizing shipping

Wind propulsion needs to be integrated into the regulatory process as soon as possible, and declassified from a ‘fuel efficiency measure’ to a ‘propulsive power provider’, according to a recently submitted paper by several member states and the International Windship Association (IWSA).

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Beach commission gets briefing on planned offshore wind energy project that could impact county

EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission, which advises the county shore protection office, received a briefing Monday on Kitty Hawk Wind, a major wind energy project that could impact the county in the future, in ways both positive and unknown.

West Coast
Energy

CA - BOEM Publishes Final Sale Notice for California Offshore Lease Areas

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), on October 21, 2022, published the Final Sale Notice (FSN) for the California lease areas available for commercial offshore wind energy development.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - World’s leading hydrogen company sues Louisiana parish over carbon capture project

The world’s leading hydrogen supplier sued Livingston Parish last week over local attempts to block the company from storing carbon from its proposed $4.5 billion plant beneath Lake Maurepas.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Rising Sea Levels Spell Disaster For America’s Coastal Nuclear Plants

It’s easy to forget that the United States is the largest nuclear power producer in the world. In fact, it isn’t even close.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Exxon Sets Sail On Massive Houston Ship Channel Carbon Capture Project

Snaking along the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed are thousands of pipes sending oil and gas from the myriad of oil, rigs and platforms to over 200 refineries, fuel, depots, and chemical plants lining the shoreline of the Houston ship channel.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - U.S. Appeals Court sends Louisiana coastal erosion cases back to state courts

A three-judge panel at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said this week that coastal erosion lawsuits filed by Louisiana coastal parishes against oil companies need to be decided in state, not federal courts.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - U.S. sets March date for Gulf of Mexico drilling auction

The Biden administration on Thursday said it will hold a Gulf of Mexico drilling auction in March of next year to satisfy a requirement in the government's new climate change law.

International
Energy

NOR - Safe offshore wind installation: DNV and JIP partners enter Phase 2 to develop best practice guidelines

DNV and partners confirm the completion of Phase 1 of a joint industry project (JIP) on Bottom Impact and Partially Submerged Conditions which has resulted in a new framework for optimising the installation process of offshore wind turbines.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Commentary: More clean energy is coming to Maine. Where we put it matters.

The realities of climate change mean we must transition to renewables quickly – that doesn’t mean we can’t do it thoughtfully.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - Leading Gulf Coast companies join forces to pursue lower carbon hydrogen and ammonia

Air Liquide, Chevron, LyondellBasell and Uniper SE have announced their intent to collaborate on a joint study that will evaluate and potentially advance the development of a hydrogen and ammonia production facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

West Coast
Energy

CA - First U.S. Pacific Offshore Wind Lease Sale Scheduled for December

The date was set for the first-ever sale of offshore wind energy leases for the U.S. Pacific Coast.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - US offshore wind demand surges to 77GW as industry 'graduates to global stage': BNOW

Inaugural quarterly report by sector advocate hails 'consequential' third quarter, but supply chain contracts lag

Northeast
Energy

RI - Rhode Island Issues 1 GW Offshore Wind Call

Rhode Island Energy, the state’s primary utility company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for offshore wind, targeting an additional 600 MW to 1,000 MW of capacity.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Ocean Wind Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Receives Unexpected Number of Funding Requests from Coastal Towns for Local Coastal Resiliency Projects

The Pro-NJ Grantor Trust’s call for Expressions of Interest, ahead of the formal application process needed to apply for funding for coastal infrastructure and resiliency projects, resulted in more interest than anticipated.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - New US Offshore Wind Guidance Document Approved, Said to Speed Up Development

The US offshore wind sector has gotten its new official guidance that can be used in the regulatory approval process. The document contains best practices and is said to help accelerate development of the offshore wind industry, shorten regulatory timelines, and increase worker safety.

International
Energy

World - Pipeline for Floating Offshore Wind Capacity Doubles in 12 Months

As the global offshore wind energy industry grows, project developers are increasingly focusing on floating offshore wind projects.

International
Energy

World - International agencies release joint paper on ocean energy best practices

International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have issued a joint publication on best practices for supporting ocean energy technology development and commercialization.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - For offshore wind aspirations to become reality, transmission hurdles must be cleared

President Joe Biden’s administration laid out ambitious additional goals last month to boost offshore wind power generation, one of the American renewable energy industry’s emerging wide-open frontiers.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Is It Clear Sailing Ahead for Gulf of Mexico Wind Energy?

As the U.S. advances its offshore wind ambitions to install 30 gigawatts by 2030, industry players and watchers are awaiting the Biden administration’s next move.