• BIST 102.270
  • Altın 149,533
  • Dolar 3,5485
  • Euro 4,2033
  • İstanbul 23 °C
  • Ankara 15 °C

Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan to Drill Offshore Alaska

Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan to Drill Offshore Alaska
Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015 after the Trump administration this week approved a drilling plan on leases the company has been sitting on for 10 years.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the drilling plan of Eni US, a unit of Italy's Eni on Wednesday as part of President Donald Trump's plan to boost oil and gas drilling and make the country "energy dominant."
 
The approval is conditional on Eni getting other state and federal permits, which in past cases are generally granted once BOEM gives the green light.
 
"We know there are vast oil and gas resources under the Beaufort Sea, and we look forward to working with Eni in their efforts to tap into this energy potential," said BOEM's acting Director Walter Cruickshank.
 
Eni plans to drill into the Beaufort Sea from an artificial island using extended wells more than 6 miles (10 km) long starting in December. Eni did not immediately return a request for comment on its drilling plans.
 
Trump in April signed an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas in the Arctic and other places that have been off limits to support the industry.
 
Eni's leases, which were set to expire by the end of the year, were outside of an area protected by former President Barack Obama weeks before he left office. The company's plan to move ahead with risky and expensive drilling comes despite years of low oil prices and dangerous Arctic conditions.
 
Royal Dutch Shell Plc quit its exploration quest offshore Alaska in 2015 after a ship it had leased suffered a gash in mostly uncharted waters and environmentalists had discovered an existing law that limited the company's ability to drill.
 
Environmentalists complained that the administration rushed the approval of Eni's plan, providing the public only 21 days to comment on the plan and only 10 days to comment on scoping for an environmental review required by federal law.
 
An environmental lawyer said her group would work to stop the drilling. "We'll fight Trump's reckless giveaway of our oceans for the sake of polar bears, whales and ice seals and the fragile ecosystems where they live," said Kristen Monsell, a lawyer with the nonprofit group, the Center for Biological Diversity.

This news is a total 210 time has been read
  • Comments 0
    UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
    Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
    Bu habere henüz yorum eklenmemiştir.
Other News
  • ICTSI to operate two poerts in Papua New Guinea25 September 2017 Monday 17:03
  • Diamond Offshore in negotiations for Chinese drillship25 September 2017 Monday 16:01
  • GC Rieber Shipping secures CSV extension25 September 2017 Monday 15:16
  • Cochin Shipyard plans dramatic expansion across India25 September 2017 Monday 14:49
  • Iran and Kazakhstan from shipping JV25 September 2017 Monday 14:05
  • DP World, Suez Canal to Build Egypt El Sokhna25 September 2017 Monday 13:23
  • Transocean Retires Six Floaters25 September 2017 Monday 12:46
  • Navy to Change USS Fitzgerald’s Homeport to Pascagoula25 September 2017 Monday 12:19
  • Twice-Rejected U.S. LNG Exporter Tries Again25 September 2017 Monday 11:36
  • Water and Sand Weighing Down Casino Ship25 September 2017 Monday 00:02
  • All Rights Reserved © 2006 TURKISH MARITIME | İzinsiz ve kaynak gösterilmeden yayınlanamaz.
    Phone : 0090 212 293 75 48 | Fax : 0090 212 293 75 49 |