Trump Said to Advance Seismic Surveys in Atlantic

The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite protests that the geological tests involve loud air gun blasts that might harm whales, dolphins and other animals. The National Marine Fisheries Service is set to issue “incidental harassment authorizations” allowing seismic surveys

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Alaskan Quake Affects Some Oil Facilities, But Not All

U.S. federal authorities issued an emergency declaration for Alaska after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck last Friday, Nov. 30, leaving thousands without electricity and temporarily shutting the state’s most important oil pipeline. Authorities were directed to provide assistance for Anchorage, as well as Kenai Peninsular and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs, according to an alert from the Department

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Total Has Been Granted a Drilling Permit for Well 6406/6

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/6-6 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 6406/6-6 A will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility in position 64°35’47.61″ North and 6°51’15.40″ East after completing the drilling of wildcat well 6406/6-6 S for Total

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