Archived News - September 2015

Area congressmen push to lift oil export ban

By: Jacob Batte, HoumaToday.com September 19, 2015     Louisiana congressmen are playing a key role in proposed legislation to lift a decades-old ban on crude oil exports, setting up a battle with President Barack Obama. The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday approved legislation lifting the ban by a 31-19 vote, with three [...]

The Well Control Rule: Safer or Just More Costly?

By: Wendy Laursen, Marine-Executive.com September 17, 2015     The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has been told that the Obama administration’s new well control regulations will result in a virtual moratorium on Gulf of Mexico offshore energy development and that they undermine safety rather than enhance it. The House Committee on Natural Resources [...]

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