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Biden Administration to Designate 2.8 Million Acres in Arctic Ocean off-limits for Oil and Gas Leasing

Mar 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior said Monday that President Biden would take action to designate about 2.8 million acres in the Arctic Ocean nearshore the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) as indefinitely off-limits for future oil and gas leasing…

Britain's Tax Take Risks Blowing Green Energy Off Target

Mar 13, 2023

A cap on revenue and the lack of the kind of incentives offered to oil explorers are blocking the development of renewable energy in Britain, say industry officials who are pressing for changes ahead of this week's budget.The British government has set targets for major increases in wind generation…

Exxon-led Consortium Ready to Relinquish 20% of Guyana Offshore Oil Block, Hess CEO Says

Mar 09, 2023

Hess Corp indicated the consortium that controls Guyana's oil production, of which it is a member, is prepared to relinquish 20% of the Stabroek oil block, but not any areas where it now produces or intends to produce oil in the future. An Exxon Mobil-led consortium controls the 6…

US Plans No Wider Easing of Sanctions on Venezuela, Official Says

Mar 08, 2023

The U.S. government is not planning a systematic easing of sanctions on Venezuela after an initial round allowed partners of state-run oil firm PDVSA to resume taking oil for past debts, a State Department official said.In November, Washington issued a six-month license allowing Chevron Corp…

Denmark Resumes Review of Two Suspended Offshore Wind Farm Applications

Mar 06, 2023

Denmark has resumed its review of two of the 33 offshore wind farm applications it suspended last month over worries of breaching European Union state aid rules, the Energy Agency said on Friday.Denmark, which aims for a fivefold increase in offshore wind power capacity by 2030…

Specialist Lawyers Flag Potential Lawsuits against Petrobras after Asset Sales Suspension

Mar 06, 2023

Petrobras could face lawsuits for breach of contract after the company halted planned asset sales at the request of Brazilian leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government, specialist lawyers said on Friday.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Exxon Seeks to Unblock Stalled Sale in 'challenging' Nigeria - Top Executive

Mar 06, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp hopes to get Nigerian government approval to allow the stalled sale of its shallow water oil production operations in the West African country, a top Exxon executive told Reuters. The largest U.S. oil company will keep its deep…

Shell, Chevron, and Petrobras Eye Guyana Offshore Oil Auction Bids -Sources

Mar 06, 2023

Guyana's coming auction of offshore oil exploration blocks has lured at least 10 companies including Shell, Petrobras, and Chevron, to consider the decade's hottest oil region, people close to the matter said.The South American country is offering 14 offshore blocks…

Orsted Says Huge UK Hornsea 3 Wind Project At Risk Without Government Action

Mar 03, 2023

Development of what would be the world’s largest wind farm off the coast of Britain is in doubt, with developer Orsted saying it needs more support from the government such as tax breaks to proceed with the project after costs soared.The 8 billion pound ($9…

Oman to Offer Offshore Oil and Gas Blocks in 2023 - Tweet

Mar 02, 2023

Oman is in the preparation process to offer a new batch of oil and gas concession areas by the end of the first quarter of 2023, the energy ministry said in a tweet on Thursday.While the first batch will target onshore blocks, the Gulf-state…

Spain to Announce Offshore Wind Tenders This Year

Feb 28, 2023

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's cabinet approved a decree that allows for the development of offshore wind parks on 5,000 square km of maritime territory in 19 blocs, Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said at a press conference. With about 1 million square km of waters…

Russia's Lukoil Looks to Sell Stake in Ghana's Pecan Offshore Field

Feb 27, 2023

Russia's Lukoil is in talks with Indian companies to sell its stake in the Pecan oilfield off Ghana, which could help to break an impasse in submitting development plans for the field, sources familiar with the matter said. Talks between Lukoil officials and Indian companies…

Australia Steps Up Its Renewable Energy Game with Proposed Offshore Wind Zone

Feb 24, 2023

The federal government of Australia has opened a consultation on a new offshore wind zone in the Pacific Ocean off the Hunter, a region of New South Wales, Australia.The government said that the proposed offshore wind area, which sits alongside the Hunter…

Blue Gem Wind JV Gets Marine License for Wales' First Floating Wind Farm

Feb 23, 2023

French energy major TotalEnergies, in partnership with Simply Blue Group, has secured a marine license for the 100MW Erebus project, Wales' first planned floating wind farm.The project is owned by Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group…

Denmark to Issue Tenders for 9 GW of Offshore Wind in 2023; May Review Suspended Applications

Feb 22, 2023

Denmark will issue public tenders for offshore wind projects this year and may resume reviewing applications that had been suspended over worries of breaching European Union state aid law, the country's energy minister said on Tuesday. The Nordic country…

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