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  1. BOEM to offer 47 million acres in Lease Sale 247

    Offshore staff NEW ORLEANS  – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it will offer approximately 47 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area (CPA) of the Gulf of Mexico. Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 247, scheduled to take place in New Orleans in March 2017, will be the twelfth offshore sale under the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program). Lease Sale 247 will include approximately 8,878 blocks, located from three to about 230 miles offshore, in water depths ranging from nine to more than 11,115 ft (3 to 3,400 m). The BOEM says that the sale will build on eleven sales, already held in the current Five Year Program, that have netted more than $3 billion to date. The proposed terms of the sale include conditions to ensure both orderly resource development and protection of the human, marine and coastal environments. These include stipulations to protect biologically sensitive resources, mitigate potential adverse effects on protected species and avoid potential conflicts associated with oil and gas development in the region. BOEM says that its proposed economic terms include a range of incentives to encourage diligent development and ensure a fair return to taxpayers. The BOEM also said that the terms and conditions outlined for Sale 247 in the Proposed Notice of Sale are not final. Different terms and conditions may be employed in the Final Notice of Sale, which will be published at least 30 days before the sale. All terms and conditions for Central Sale 247 are detailed in the Proposed Notice of Sale information package, which is available at: http://www.boem.gov/Sale-247/. Copies of the PNOS maps can be requested from the Gulf of Mexico Region’s Public Information Unit at 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70123, or at 800-200-GULF (4853). The Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale will be available tomorrow for inspection in the Federal Register at: www.boem.gov/81-FR-63803/ and will be published in the Sept. 16, 2016 Federal Register. The announcement of Lease Sale 247 follows on the announcement of Lease Sales 250 and 251 , tentatively scheduled for 2018. 09/23/2016 

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  2. US House approves bill authorizing online offshore lease sales

    The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management authority to conduct federal offshore oil and gas lease sales online. The measure, which Reps. Garrett Graves (R-La.) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced on June 24, passed the House by ...

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  3. Arctic coalition urges DOI to keep Alaska sales in next OCS program

    A coalition of 20 Alaskan and national organizations formally launched a campaign urging the US Department of the Interior to keep two oil and gas lease sales offshore Alaska in the next 5-year US Outer Continental Shelf resource management plan.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. Arctic Coalition demands inclusion in DoI lease plan

    A coalition of groups in favor of resource development in and offshore Alaska is campaigning for the Obama administration to keep the Arctic leasing areas currently contained in the Department of Interior’s draft proposed plan intact.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  1. BOEM announces proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017

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    Tue, 8 Nov 2011

  2. Wind Energy News: Feds shop ocean off the Outer Banks to build wind turbines

    The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  3. Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale activity continues to dwindle

    Results published by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) indicate a new low in industry interest for western Gulf of Mexico lease sales. Just three firms submitted 24 bids on 24 blocks in Lease Sale 248 on Aug. 24, BOEM reported from the event in New Orleans. Bids totaled $18 million.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  4. Senators want offshore drilling ban on outer continental shelf

    A group of Democratic senators on Wednesday proposed permanently banning offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf off California, Oregon and Washington.

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    Thu, 8 Oct 2015

  5. FERC, ocean agency revise guide on Outer Continental Shelf hydrokinetics

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have issued revised guidelines for development of marine hydrokinetic projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf .

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    Mon, 23 Jul 2012

  6. BOEMRE to streamline offshore renewable energy development on Outer Continental Shelf

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement will continue to push forward with a proposed rule that will eliminate a redundant step in the noncompetitive leasing process for commercial renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf .

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    Tue, 25 Jan 2011

  7. Keep Alaska sales in 5-year OCS plan, Murkowski urges BOEM director

    US Sen. Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alas.), strongly urged US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper to preserve all three oil and gas lease sales proposed for Alaska when BOEM finalizes its 2017-22 US Outer Continental Shelf program. The senator’s request came during an Aug. 12 ...

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  8. Cape Wind Project Suffers July 5 Loss at Federal Appeals Court

    A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on July 5 threw out two government approvals for the Cape Wind Energy Project, which is a proposal to generate electricity from windmills off the coast of Massachusetts.

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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