Trump Administration Set to Slash Offshore Drilling Regulations Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Explosion

The Trump Administration is targeting a number of important offshore drilling regulations enacted in the wake of the deadly and environmentally disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The push to weaken the regulations coincides with an administration effort to vastlyRead More

Interior Department Nixes Study Aimed at Improving Offshore Drilling Inspections

The Trump Administration’s campaign to stymie regulatory efforts targeting the offshore oil and gas industry continued this month, as the Interior Department halted a study aimed at improving the way the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) conducts safetyRead More

Two Months After Port Aransas Barge Explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Scrutinizes Response

Nearly two months after a deadly explosion killed two crewmembers aboard a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, officials with the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies gathered to discuss their response to the tragedy. “Whether it’s tugRead More

Unemployment Continues to Plague Offshore Workers, Despite Oil & Gas Rebound

Unemployment among offshore workers remains high, despite signs that the worst oil and gas recession in 30 years is beginning to ebb. Low Oil Prices Weigh on Offshore Production More than 200,000 oil and gas drilling jobs have been lostRead More

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