A 26-year moratorium on offshore drilling will expire on Wednesday, after the House approved a temporary-spending package today sans a planned extension of the ban.
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University has a new exhibit that tells the story of offshore drilling and the 41st President’s previous life as an oilman.
In response to soaring fuel prices, the Democratic-controlled House last night passed an energy package that would allow offshore drilling for the first time in 26 years.
As Shell prepares to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, what are the risks? David Biello reports
The Obama administration today shelved a Bush administration plan to allow drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, delaying a final decision on the controversial policy for at least six months to give states, enviros and others time to weigh in on it.
The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill keeps getting worse—now gushing more than 200,000 gallons per day, according to NOAA estimates—five times more than original estimates and more than BP's absolute worst case scenario in disaster plans filed with the government.
States see a renewable future in wind farms offshore
Even if U.S. energy policy goes "drill baby drill," there will be no escape from the vicissitudes of the global oil market
Not only are offshore winds stronger but landlubbers have fewer objections to turbines almost invisible from the coast
The regulatory shift could shorten the wait time for permitting wind farms by three years or more
As offshore energy development expands, researchers argue that federal policymakers must devise ways to settle legal disputes
National renewable standards and offshore drilling still in question, however
The grounding of a drilling rig in Arctic waters illustrates the risks of pushing the boundaries of oil exploration and recovery. David Biello reports
Oil spewing offshore doesn't always signal pollution
That's not just because of the economic crisis slowing demand, remaining unexplored oil reservoirs are in deep waters offshore
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain today surprised the nation by picking first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
How do you get permission to drill for oil or natural gas on federal lands? There are a lot of crude (not oil) answers to that question, according to a new report from the Interior Department's Inspector General.
Controlled Directional Drilling . . . Significant Advance. . . Adds to Available Oil . . . Offshore PoolsTapped From Land Rigs . . . Other Uses
Creating structures that can withstand 100-foot waves in waters 600 feet deep calls for audacious engineering and heavy capital expense. Here four innovative offshore platforms are described
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.