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Biden Administration Suspends Federal Oil and Gas Permitting

Jan 21, 2021

The Biden administration has temporarily suspended oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands and waters while it evaluates the legal and policy implications of the program, according to a Department of Interior memo.The move appears…

Permitting for Big US Offshore Wind Farm to Resume 'Very, Very Soon' -Avangrid CEO

Jan 20, 2021

The developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm said on Wednesday it will soon apply for a federal permit from President Joe Biden's administration, after former President Donald Trump's government abruptly canceled its initial application last month…

Biden Announces Return to Global Climate Accord, New Curbs on US Oil Industry

Jan 20, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America's return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring U.S. leadership in combating global warming…

Offshore Energy Can Unify and Kickstart Biden’s Priorities -NOIA

Jan 20, 2021

Erik Milito, president of industry group National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), issued the following statement after the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America:“The National Ocean Industries…

Equinor Selected for US' Largest Offshore Wind Award

Jan 13, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor said it has been selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the United States' largest renewable energy procurements to date.Under the award, Equinor and partner BP will provide 1,260…

Opinion: Biden Administration Can Align with Offshore Energy

Jan 06, 2021

Economic recovery. Climate change. Racial equity. COVID-19. These four issues are at the core of President-elect Joe Biden’s Day 1 priorities. Separately, each issue seems like a monumental challenge with no easy solution. But there is a path…

Crowley Forms 'New Energy' Division to Focus on Offshore Wind, LNG

Jan 06, 2021

Crowley Shipping announced Wednesday it has formed a New Energy division to focus on offshore wind and liquefied natural gas (LNG) services in the U.S. and adjacent regions.The Jacksonville, Fla.-based maritime transportation and services firm…

US Energy Execs See Capital Spending Rising in 2021

Dec 31, 2020

About half of U.S. energy company executives polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas expect their firms to increase capital spending in 2021, and another quarter of respondents see those expenditures remaining flat next year, according to a survey released on Wednesday…

Edison Chouest Inks Deal for Battery-equipped PSV

Dec 21, 2020

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has entered into a contract with an oil major to install battery systems aboard one of its Jones Act platform supply vessels (PSV), the U.S.-based shipowner announced Monday. With the long-term deal in hand, ECO…

Keppel AmFELS Lays Keel for First Jones Act WTIV

Dec 16, 2020

Shipbuilder Keppel AmFELS has laid the keel for the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at its shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, marking a key milestone for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

NETSCo, LR Designing Jones Act Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Dec 16, 2020

Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo) and Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. (LR) are working to design and develop a Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) capable of serving the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind sector…

NOIA Pushes for Growth and Stability in the US Energy Markets

Dec 14, 2020

Erik Milito, President National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), discusses the outlook for traditional oil and gas and emerging renewable offshore energy under the incoming Biden Administration.

US Defense Bill Affirms Jones Act Applies to Offshore Wind

Dec 11, 2020

The U.S. Senate on Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, a massive $741 billion defense bill setting policy for the Pentagon. Importantly for the U.S. offshore and maritime industries, the bill includes…

Atlantic Shores Bids to Build Up to for 2,3 GW of Offshore Wind for New Jersey

Dec 10, 2020

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, the 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, has submitted its proposal to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to supply the state with up to 2,300 MW of renewable wind energy…

2020 Has Been a Big Year for US Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2020

This has certainly been an active year for offshore wind, both in the U.S. and globally. Looking at the U.S. in particular, the East Coast is certainly giving cause for real optimism with a clear pipeline of state procurement targets indicating 12 gigawatts installed by 2030 and 29…

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