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US to hold major auction of oil and gas leases


December 15th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) The US announced that it will hold a major auction of oil and gas leases in the US Gulf of Mexico.In a statement, the government said ... Read more...

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India to join US meet on reducing offshore drilling risks


April 5th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US is convening a ministerial level meeting of 13 nations including India engaged in offshore drilling to discuss ways to reduce risks associated with offshore ... Read more...

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Obama unconnected to reality: Bobby Jindal


November 13th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has accused President Barack Obama of not being "connected to reality on the ground" during the Gulf oil spill and more ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal sparred with Obama over Gulf oil spill response, reveals book


November 13th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Bobby Jindal, the Indian origin Governor of Louisiana, has used his new book to criticise US President Barack Obama over the Gulf oil spill, alleging that he ... Read more...

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UAA Professor Talks About Gulf Oil Spill


November 8th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rick Steiner, professor at the University of Anchorage Alaska and local environmentalist, shared with the audience present at the Alaska Pacific University on Sunday some of ... Read more...

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US Federal Government Imposes New Rules On Offshore Drilling


October 1st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS)The US federal government imposed some new rules in Thursday which makes offshore drilling safer. It, however, maintained that it is not ready to lift the ... Read more...

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BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill well now “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has finally capped the leaking well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.According to the BBC, a ... Read more...

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US tightens rules on offshore drilling permits


August 17th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.17 (ANI): The Obama administration has said that it would require significantly more environmental review before approving new offshore drilling permits, ending a practice in which government regulators essentially rubber-stamped potentially ... Read more...

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BP faces Lockerbie accusations amid delays over oil cap tests


July 15th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to look into demands from a group of senators for an investigation into charges that BP lobbied for the release ... Read more...

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US issues fresh moratorium on offshore drilling


July 13th, 2010 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (DPA) The US government Monday issued a revised ban on deepwater oil drilling that could allow operations to resume if companies demonstrate they do so safely. The revised ban, aimed ... Read more...

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Undersea Robots On Damage Control Mode At Gulf Oil Spill


June 27th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Louisiana, June 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) BP has employed an army of advanced and capable submersible robots to stop the oil gush from the deepwater Horizon rig at the Gulf of ... Read more...

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US government appeals court defeat on drilling moratorium


June 24th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (DPA) The US government sought to keep its moratorium on offshore oil drilling in place, filing an appeal against an earlier court order to end the ban. The government ... Read more...

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US judge lifts oil drilling moratorium


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (DPA) A US judge Tuesday lifted a government moratorium on offshore oil drilling that President Barack Obama put in place in response to the ongoing BP Plc spill ... Read more...

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Britain worried that BP oil spill may hit ties with US


June 7th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) The British government is concerned that criticism towards energy company BP for its failure to curb the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may hamper the ... Read more...

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Obama extends drilling halt as top-kill stops oil leak


May 28th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama extended a moratorium on new deepwater offshore drilling Thursday as oil giant BP's critical top-kill operation had likely temporarily stopped an oil leak ... Read more...

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BP oil spill surpasses Exxon Valdez disaster


May 27th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by BNO News
KENNER, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS)—The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has surpassed the disaster caused by the Exxon Valdez in 1989 in Prince William Sound, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ... Read more...

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President Obama orders probe to prevent future drilling disasters


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (DPA) US President Barack Obama named two veteran officials Saturday to lead a panel studying ways to prevent or mitigate future oil spills. In his weekly radio address, Obama ... Read more...

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Obama to set up special probe of oil spill as worries grow


May 18th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama was expected to call for a special probe of the BP oil well rupture in the Gulf of Mexico as US officials Monday ... Read more...

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Investigation begins into Gulf of Mexico oil spill


May 11th, 2010 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (DPA) Energy company BP grappled with containing a massive oil leak on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico as officials prepared to open investigations Tuesday into the ... Read more...

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At least 12 missing after explosion on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico


April 21st, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 12 people were missing and seven were critically injured after an explosion and fire aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit in the Gulf of ... Read more...

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Speculation rife over Governator joining Obamas team


November 7th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Hollywood star and governor of Americas most populous state, Arnold Schwarzenegger, could be offered the role of Energy Secretary in the Obama Administration due to his impressive ... Read more...

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McCain still confident of winning poll


November 4th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Nov 4 (ANI): Despite lagging behind his Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in opinion polls, Republican candidate John McCain has said that he was still confident of his victory ... Read more...

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Prez campaign donor explosion mostly from securities,investments industry: NYT


October 21st, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.21 (ANI): A New York Times analysis of donors who have handed over cheques of 25,000 dollars or more to the fund-raising committees of the Obama and McCain campaigns, ... Read more...

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American voters coping With Do-Nothing Senate on energy: Palin


September 18th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Cleveland (Ohio). Sept.18 (ANI): Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has claimed that the countrys voters are coping with a do-nothing Senate when it comes to energy. Answering questions during ... Read more...

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Aban Offshore bags $18 mn contract


September 8th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India's leading offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore Monday said it has won a contract for the deployment of the new build jack-up rig Deep Driller seven offshore ... Read more...

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Paris Hilton shoots back at John McCain’’s commercial


August 6th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 6 (ANI): American socialite Paris Hilton is so enraged with Republican candidate John McCain''s controversial ad, that she has released a mocking campaign ad of her own.Wearing only ... Read more...

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Obama willing to compromise on offshore drilling


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) US presidential candidate Barack Obama has voiced willingness to compromise on offshore US oil drilling as part of "comprehensive" energy legislation. In what was quickly seen as a ... Read more...

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Bush renews call for offshore drilling


July 31st, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 31 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Wednesday renewed his call for lifting of a federal ban on oil drilling off the US coast and placed the blame for high ... Read more...

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Bush urges Congress to lift ban on offshore oil drilling


July 15th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, July 15 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush Tuesday urged the Congress to lift legislative restrictions on offshore oil drilling to help address rising fuel costs. "It's been a difficult time ... Read more...

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Bush lifts ban on offshore oil drilling


July 15th, 2008 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 15 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Monday lifted a ban on offshore oil drilling in an effort to relax record high gasoline prices. But exploration and drilling cannot proceed ... Read more...

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Citing rising demand in India, China, Bush seeks oil nearer home (Lead, with additional matter in para four)


June 19th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 19 (IANS) Citing increasing demand for oil from India, China and other emerging economies pushing up prices, the White House has asked US Congress to permit drilling for ... Read more...

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Bush urges to lift ban on offshore oil drilling (Lead, Changing Dateline)


June 18th, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, June 18 (DPA) President George W. Bush Wednesday called on the Congress to lift a decades-old ban on drilling for oil off the coast of US in order to address sky ... Read more...

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