Archived News - October 2013

Commercial investment in Lafourche breaks record

By:  John Harper DailyComet.com     Lafourche Parish has already broken its previous record for commercial investment, reigning in an appraised $53.8 million in projects through September. The numbers confirm the parish’s role in a regional commercial investment boom. The previous investment record for a full year was $50.5 million, set in 2010. The 2013 [...]

Port could begin $26 million additional expansion early

By:  John Harper Daily Comet.com     As soon as Port Fourchon finishes its current $15 million slip C expansion, it may be ready to move ahead with yet another phase of expansion even sooner than expected, officials said. In addition, port Director Chett Chiasson said he expects an additional $100 million to $250 million [...]

Analysis: From Big Foot to Bluto, Gulf of Mexico set for record oil supply surge

By:  Kristen Hays and Terry Wade Reuters.com   (Reuters) – The Gulf of Mexico, stung by the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history in 2010 and then overshadowed by the onshore fracking boom, is on the verge of its biggest supply surge ever, adding to the American oil renaissance. Over the next three years, [...]

Analysis: From Big Foot to Bluto, Gulf of Mexico set for record oil supply surge

By: Kristen Hays and Terry Wade, Reuters.com http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/us-oil-us-gulfofmexico-idUSBRE99R00P20131028 (Reuters) – The Gulf of Mexico, stung by the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history in 2010 and then overshadowed by the onshore fracking boom, is on the verge of its biggest supply surge ever, adding to the American oil renaissance. Over the next three years, [...]

BOEM Proposes Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Published by:  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management   http://www.boem.gov/Press10252013/   Approximately 39 million acres to be offered offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that it will hold Gulf of [...]

BSEE Director Delivers Remarks at 2013 International Regulators’ Offshore Safety Conference

Published by:  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement http://www.bsee.gov/BSEE-Newsroom/Press-Releases/2013/Press10232013z/     Perth, Australia—Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno delivered remarks yesterday at the International Regulators Forum (IRF) 2013 Offshore Safety Conference in Perth, Australia. The IRF is a group of nine offshore health and safety regulators from eight countries, including BSEE. [...]

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