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Senate Energy Committee approves offshore renewable energy bill

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2011

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill yesterday, S. 630, to provide additional assistance for water-based renewable technologies

Four coastal state governors announce OCS coalition

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2011

Speaking yesterday in Houston, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) announced that he would be joining other producing-state governors to form the Outer Continental Shelf Coalition, which will encourage the development of offshore energy projects on the United States OCS

Boemre releases draft SEIS for WPA Lease Sale 218

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 218 planned for later 2011

Federal judge grants partial summary judgment for DOI in challenge to OCS permitting process

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

Earlier this week, Judge Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana rejected a challenge alleging that DOI was not authorized to require drilling permits for offshore operators

DOI releases report on Oil & Gas Lease Utilization, finds majority unexplored

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2011

In response to an inquiry from President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Interior has released a report entitled “Oil and Gas Lease Utilization Onshore and Offshore.”

House committee chairman introduces three bills to encourage offshore E&P

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2011

Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee introduced three bills today that would encourage offshore exploration and production activities

BOEMRE issues first new exploratory well permit to Chevron

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued a permit allowing Chevron to drill at a previously unexplored site offshore Louisiana

DOI approves first Gulf of Mexico exploration plan since moratorium

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) approved Shell Offshore Inc.’s plan to drill three exploratory wells on the U.S. OCS in the Gulf of Mexico

Alaska Senator introduces legislation to assist hydrokinetic energy development

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2011

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, recently introduced legislation that would assist in the development of hydrokinetic power projects in the United States

Fifth Circuit stays lower court's order requiring DOI to act on offshore drilling applications

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Tuesday to stay, pending appeal, the order by a district court judge that would have required the U.S. Department of Interior to act on five pending offshore drilling applications by March 19, 2011