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U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Sale Expansion, Pending Appeal

Oct 27, 2023

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday temporarily paused a federal judge's order last month that had required the Biden administration to expand a planned offshore oil and gas auction in the Gulf of Mexico by 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares)…

Colombia Eyes Launch for First-ever Offshore Wind Tender

Oct 25, 2023

Colombia hopes to launch its first-ever tender to license offshore wind blocks in December, Minister of Mines and Energy Andres Camacho said on Tuesday, adding that the ministry was analyzing more than 50 comments on a draft of the rules.In July…

Ghana Looks to Market More Oil and Gas Blocks

Oct 24, 2023

Ghana is looking to boost its oil and gas production by selling more exploration rights, aiming to avoid leaving valuable fossil fuels in the ground and generate revenue to fund its energy transition, a Ghanaian official said on Tuesday.The…

Greenpeace Loses Legal Challenge to UK's New North Sea Oil and Gas Licenses

Oct 19, 2023

Britain's decision to authorize new licenses for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea was lawful, London's High Court ruled on Thursday, dismissing a legal challenge by Greenpeace. The environmental campaign group had argued Britain's failure…

Australian Energy Regulator Accuses Santos of Record-keeping Violations

Oct 19, 2023

Australia's energy regulator initiated on Thursday a lawsuit against Santos Ltd saying the oil and gas producer breached auction record-keeping rules between March 2019 and June 2021.The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) started the proceedings…

Colombia Proposes Forcing Offshore Wind Bidders to Partner with State Company

Oct 05, 2023

Colombia is proposing to force bidders for offshore wind projects to give a state company a stake in the developments, as part of a wider set of draft modifications to the rules governing the process published this week.The government of President Gustavo Petro…

Biden Angers All Sides with Scaled Back Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Oct 02, 2023

The Biden administration's plan to slash offshore oil and gas leasing drew fire from both the fossil fuel industry and environmentalists on Friday, with energy companies saying it will raise fuel prices and greens saying it undermines efforts to stop global warming…

US Plans Sharp Reduction in Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Sep 29, 2023

The Biden administration on Friday unveiled a plan to phase down oil and gas auctions in federal waters with the release of a long-awaited leasing schedule that includes a maximum of three sales in the Gulf of Mexico through 2029.The Interior…

No Restart for ExxonMobil's California Offshore Platforms as Judge Upholds Tanker Trucks Ban

Sep 28, 2023

A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to overturn a California county's decision to block Exxon Mobil Corp from using tanker trucks to ship crude oil from coastal facilities to inland refineries while a ruptured pipeline is fixed.U.S. District Judge…

ANALYSIS-Has Britain Lost Its Climate Crown?

Sep 26, 2023

Britain, which was quick to set ambitious climate goals, is now stumbling on the path to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and facing hurdles that could resonate with nations trying to balance their targets with politics and the cost of action…

US to Complete Offshore Wind Auctions on Schedule in 2024, Department of Interior Says

Sep 26, 2023

The Biden administration will complete its ambitious offshore wind leasing schedule on time next year, the Interior Department told Reuters, despite delays to preparatory work for the auctions and sagging demand from the industry.President Joe…

Biden Administration to Appeal Judge's Order Expanding Gulf Oil Auction

Sep 25, 2023

The Biden administration and environmental groups on Friday said they would appeal a Louisiana federal judge's ruling that ordered an expansion of next week's sale of oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico.The U.S. Interior Department and groups including…

U.S. Judge Orders Expansion of Gulf of Mexico Oil Lease Auction

Sep 22, 2023

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered an expansion of next week's sale of oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the Biden administration must include additional acreage, according to a court ruling issued late on Thursday.The oil and gas industry…

Venezuela Protests Guyana's Auction of Offshore Oil Blocks

Sep 19, 2023

Venezuela's government on Tuesday criticized Guyana's offshore oil bidding round and said companies seeking up to eight blocks will not have rights to explore the maritime areas, which would be subject to international claims.Guyana and Venezuela…

Brazil Likely to Explore Equatorial Margin for Oil, Finance Minister Says

Sep 18, 2023

Brazil will likely end up exploring the Equatorial Margin for oil but state-run Petrobras should adopt a 'cautious' approach given the need for precautions to protect the environment, Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said on Sunday.The Equatorial Margin is some 2…

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