DOI Sets Date for August Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced that BOEM will hold Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 246 in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, August 19.  The Final Notice of Sale package–including, among other things, lease terms and economic conditions, lease stipulations, and information to lessees—is available here.   The sale… More »

July 2015 Fracking Report

New this month: California: The CA Coastal Commission is considering increasing the permitting requirements for fracking in Long Beach. Governor Jerry Brown is taking steps to address the future of fracking in the state by creating a panel to study the health implications of the practice. Colorado: Activists are once again hoping to raise support… More »

Foreign Affairs Hearing On Mexico’s Energy Reforms

Executive Summary for the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Hearing on Pursuing North American Energy Independence: Mexico’s Energy Reforms Witnesses: The Honorable Carlos Pascual (Senior Vice President, HIS Inc., Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico) Mr. Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D. (Research Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development) Mr. Tony Payan,… More »

BSEE and Coast Guard Discuss Cyber Risk Management

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has announced the BSEE and Coast Guard officials recently met to discuss cyber risk management, noting that the visit was a continuation of talks that began in June at the Maritime Cyber Research Summit. According to BSEE, discussion items included the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Strategy, feedback received… More »