Tug and Barge Mount Pleasant, SCIn an effort to further increase domestic oil and gas production, the Obama Administration has approved oil and gas exploration in an additional 20 million acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico. This area spans areas of the continental shelf from 16 to 250 miles off of the coast of Texas.
The Administration’s goal has been to continue to increase domestic oil and gas production as part of its “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. As a result, domestic production has been on the increase for the last few years and in 2011 was at a  level higher than it has been since nearly the turn of the century. Foreign oil imports have also fallen off in step and are now at the lowest level since 1995.
Another 38 million acres in the Gulf off of the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi are scheduled to be opened to exploration in 2013.

Read the full story here. 

 

Share →

From our law office in Mount Pleasant, John Hughes Cooper, P.C. handles admiralty law and maritime law cases throughout coastal South Carolina (the Lowcountry), the Pee Dee region, communities surrounding Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, and elsewhere in the Southeast. The communities we serve include Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Georgetown, Beaufort, Hilton Head, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Edisto Island, Walterboro, Pawley's Island, Murrells Inlet, Little River, Conway, Columbia, Florence, Charleston County, Georgetown County, Berkeley County, Beaufort County, Horry County, Jasper County and Colleton County.

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the John Hughes Cooper, P.C. website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.