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U.S. to monitor Cuban oil work

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Coast Guard plan to inspect an oil rig leased by Spanish energy company Repsol in Cuban waters, an official said.

More Gulf of Mexico claims on the way?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- BP, Transocean and Halliburton could face additional legal challenges stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an outgoing U.S. regulator said.

Safe energy production key, director says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Moving forward with oil and gas development safely is vital to regional energy security, the new director of U.S. safety and environmental enforcement said.

U.S. to monitor some of Repsol's Cuba work

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish energy company Repsol said it would match U.S. deep-water environmental standards in its exploration for oil off the coast of Cuba.

U.S. mulls policy on Cuban oil drilling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. firms will be allowed to respond to any oil spills from drilling set to begin off Cuba's northern coast later this year, the Obama administration says.
BP, contractors rebuked ahead of testimony

BP, contractors rebuked ahead of testimony

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Washington rebuked BP and two contractors at the heart of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as company executives were to testify Thursday before a House committee.

U.S. offshore drilling rules moving ahead

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government aims to release draft laws on offshore drilling for 2012 to 2017 on time despite a regulator shake-up, an official said.

Meeting canceled over 'Gestapo' comment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The chief oil and gas regulator for the Obama administration has called on Rep. Jeff Landry to publicly apologize for likening his agency to the Gestapo.

Gulf leases could hit snag in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A small fraction of the blocks up for auction in the Gulf of Mexico could be held up by border talks between the United States and Mexico, an official said.
Deepwater companies to face sanctions

Deepwater companies to face sanctions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is set to levy sanctions against the three companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, an agency chief said Thursday.

API responds to offshore energy proposal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Any additional regulations regarding offshore oil and natural gas operations should open the door to new resource development, a U.S. energy group said.

BOEMRE to make oil, gas permits simpler

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said they were implementing new tools to make the permit process for offshore oil and gas development easier.

U.S. looks to east coast for wind energy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said they started the steps needed to advance offshore wind energy off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

BOEMRE reviews safety of offshore energy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said they were preparing for a study on regulating working safety on renewable energy programs on the Outer Continental Shelf.

USCG, BOEMRE review offshore energy

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Offshore regulators and the U.S. Coast Guard signed a memorandum of agreement they say extends joint oversight of offshore renewable energy programs.
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