Norwegian energy company Equinor has entered into an agreement with oil major BP, creating a strategic partnership in offshore wind in the US covering both current and potential future projects.
US President Donald Trump, recently inked an order to extend a ban until 2032 on offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida, in an effort to earn support in the state ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
The Port of Vancouver, Washington, reached a new record with the delivery of the largest wind turbine blades to ever cross the pier of a US West Coast port.
New York governance announced Tuesday a second offshore wind solicitation seeking up to 2,500 megawatts of projects, the largest in the US history, in addition to last year’s solicitation which resulted in nearly 1,700 megawatts awarded.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced its plans to develop a first-in-the-nation infrastructure investment for offshore wind projects on the East Coast, named as the New Jersey Wind Port.
The first US offshore wind farm for the Massachusetts coast achieved a key permitting milestone on Tuesday, with the launch of the long awaited federal environmental study that considers the project’s impacts on fisheries and navigation.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding environmental impacts of offshore wind energy development and related monitoring and mitigation technology.
The US was the world’s largest CO2 emitter from oil and gas in absolute terms in 2018. Among the top 10 oil and gas producing countries, Canada had the highest CO2 emission intensity per boe produced, while Norway had the lowest, Rystad Energy says.
Four US institutions have received $1.1 million in grants to support regional fisheries studies that will collect data vital to the ongoing development of the offshore wind industry in North America.
Producers were operating the fewest oil and natural gas drilling rigs on record in the US at 339 on May 12, according to EIA. This is the lowest rig count data since 1987.
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