The U.S. Department of the Interior announced final regulations to ensure that any future exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are conducted under the highest safety and environmental standards and subject to strong and proven operational requirements.
US MARAD has announced the availability of the Energy Efficiency White Paper that provides marine vessel owners and operators information on how to evaluate potential investments in efficiency measures and technologies.
According to US Energy Information Administration, three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. In 2015, fossil fuels made up 81.5% of total U.S. energy consumption, the lowest fossil fuel share in the past century.
The US Navy announced the release of the investigation into the seizure of two riverine boats and the detention of ten US Navy personnel by Iranian forces at Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf on 12 January 2016.
The US Department of Homeland Security announced grant allocations for fiscal year 2016 including fund for its Port Security Grant Program with the aim to protect US ports from possible terror attacks.
US Senator has introduced a new bill which amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units, and for other purposes.
The US Department of Defense announced that it is providing $1.76 million in additional funding to military laboratories to expand Zika virus surveillance worldwide and assess the virus’ impact on deployed service members’ health and readiness.
U.S. propane exports have increased significantly over the past three years, but only after market participants overcame several transportation challenges to reach export customers. The first challenge was to build sufficient export capacity, which has mostly already taken place. The second challenge is how to economically transport large quantities of propane over long distances.
In its just-released 2016-2020 Port Planned Infrastructure Investment Survey, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) asked its U.S. member ports how much they and their private-sector partners plan to spend on port-related freight and passenger infrastructure over the next five years. The answer was a whopping $154.8 billion.