Tag: offshore oil and gas

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District Judge Orders Federal Government to Resume Oil and Gas Drilling Auctions

Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction on June 15, 2021, blocking the Biden administration from continuing to enforce its moratorium on new oil and gas leases on public lands. “Doughty said that the administration cannot stop leasing without congressional approval and that the […]

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Offshore Drilling Plan Earns Strong Reactions

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) jointly announced the proposed final plan for offshore oil and gas (O&G) leases for 2017–2022. According to the BOEM, the proposed final plan makes available areas containing approximately 70 percent of the economically recoverable resources in the U.S. outer continental shelf […]