Future US Offshore Development Plans To Bring Vast Energy Wealth
05/07/17 •lweb.es/f2877 •bit.ly/2tgGGSH
The Trump administration is beginning work on a new five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan – the federal blueprint for future offshore development – in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic. This is a redo of the Obama administration’s programme for 2017-2022 and seeks public input before officials begin drafting proposals. Currently, 94 percent of federal offshore acreage is off limits to development, with natural gas and oil production being hindered by a lack of access to areas controlled by Washington.