U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

Date: April 26, 2010
Creator: Humphries, Marc & Pirog, Robert
Description: This report examines questions around lifting the moratoria on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) exploration and production and the significance of the change on U.S. oil and natural gas supplies and markets. The report presents the current U.S. oil and gas supply-and-demand picture and provides a discussion of legislative issues, resource assessments, the leasing system, and environmental and social issues associated with offshore oil and gas development.
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U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

Date: May 4, 2011
Creator: Humphries, Marc; Pirog, Robert & Whitney, Gene
Description: Access to potential oil and gas resources under the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) continues to be controversial. Moratoria on leasing and development in certain areas were largely eliminated in 2008 and 2009, although a few areas remain legislatively off limits to leasing. The 112th Congress may be unlikely to reinstate broad leasing moratoria, but some Members have expressed interest in protecting areas (e.g., the Georges Bank or Northern California) or establishing protective coastal buffers. Pressure to expand oil and gas supplies and protect coastal environments and communities will likely lead Congress and the Administration to consider carefully which areas to keep open to leasing and which to protect from development.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes

Date: April 26, 2010
Creator: Humphries, Marc; Pirog, Robert & Whitney, Gene
Description: This report examines questions around lifting the moratoria on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) exploration and production and the significance of the change on U.S. oil and natural gas supplies and markets. The report presents the current U.S. oil and gas supply-and-demand picture and provides a discussion of legislative issues, resource assessments, the leasing system, and environmental and social issues associated with offshore oil and gas development.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Israel's Offshore Natural Gas Discoveries Enhance Its Economic and Energy Outlook

Israel's Offshore Natural Gas Discoveries Enhance Its Economic and Energy Outlook

Date: May 4, 2011
Creator: Ratner, Michael
Description: Israel has been dependent on energy imports since it became a nation in 1948, but the recent offshore natural gas discoveries could change that and possibly make Israel an exporter of natural gas. Development of the recently discovered natural gas fields-Tamar, Dalit, and Leviathan- likely will decrease Israel's needs for imported natural gas, imported coal, and possibly imported oil. A switch to natural gas would most likely affect electric generation, but could also improve Israel's trade balance and lessen carbon dioxide emissions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department