Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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5:17 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

NC Could See Offshore Oil & Gas Development by 2021; Testing Could Begin Within Months

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The mid-Atlantic region, from Virginia to Georgia, could see offshore oil and gas development by the year 2021. 

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Local
1:11 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Energy Industry Leaders Want More From Draft Plan for Oil & Gas Drilling

Semisubmersible Oil Drilling Rig
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The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing. Now, the federal government is hosting a series of meetings around the country to gain public input. But leaders of the energy industry say the government’s draft plan of leasing areas isn’t enough.  

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Local
12:11 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory Says Seismic Testing is Necessary

Diagram of Seismic Testing
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When the Obama administration approved the guidelines for seismic testing this summer, it paved the way for energy exploration off North Carolina’s coast.  Governor Pat McCrory says the tests are necessary to update 30-year-old data on the region’s oil and gas reserves. 

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Local
5:09 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Business Brief: Wind farms off NC could be boon for Cape Fear economy

Wind farms just a few miles off the coast of North Carolina could be a reality within the decade.  After tax incentives for these projects were renewed in the recent “fiscal cliff” deal, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management came to Wilmington to hear what area residents and stakeholders think.  That’s because two of three projects planned for North Carolina coastal waters are in the Cape Fear region.

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