Press Releases Catalog 2012

December 2012

BOEM Announces Potential Research Lease Offshore Virginia

 12-20-2012

BOEM Announces Finding of No Competitive Interest for Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Maine

 12-18-2012

BOEM Seeks Industry Interest in Renewable Wind Energy Offshore North Carolina

 12-12-2012

November 2012

Interior Announces First-Ever Renewable Energy Lease Sales on the Outer Continental Shelf

 11-30-2012

Obama Administration Offers Over 20 Million Acres in Western Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development

 11-28-2012

Tomorrow: Obama Administration to Offer More than 20 Million in Western Gulf of Mexico for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development

 11-27-2012

BOEM Seeks Comments on Environmental Review for Central and Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

 11-08-2012

October 2012 

BOEM Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for Wind Energy Area Offshore Massachusetts

 10-31-2012

Obama Administration Offers More Than 20 Million Acres Offshore Texas for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development

 10-25-2012

Interior Announces Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Offshore Delaware

 10-23-2012

September 2012 

Obama Administration Announces 38 Million-Acre Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico

 09-24-2012

August 2012 

BOEM Requests Comments on Draft Form to Streamline Authorization Process for Cable Projects

 08-28-2012

BOEM Authorizes the Use of OCS Sand for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

 08-20-2012

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS Mission Discovers Record Depth for Lophelia Coral on Gulf of Mexico Energy Platforms  

 08-10-2012

Interior Announces Next Steps for Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Maine

 08-09-2012

Proposed Rhode Island Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Line Takes Next Step  

 08-07-2012

BOEM Moves Forward with Ongoing Arctic Habitat Study

 08-06-2012

BOEM Unveils Web-based Company Qualifying and Bonding Portal  

 08-06-2012

July 2012 

Obama Administration Announces 20 Million Acre Oil and Gas Lease Sale Offshore Texas

 07-23-2012

BOEM and FERC Revise Guidelines for Development of Wave Energy and Ocean Current Technologies in U.S. Waters

 07-19-2012

Obama Administration Moves Forward with Additional Steps to Implement New Five-Year Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Program

 07-06-2012

BOEM Issues Environmental Analysis to Support Sales Under Recently Announced Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

 07-05-2012

3,000 megawatt Wyoming wind energy project and Rhode Island, Massachusetts Wind Energy Area take key steps forward

 07-02-2012

June 2012 

Interior Finalizes Plan to Make All Highest-Resource Areas in the U.S. Offshore Available for Oil & Gas Leasing   

 06-28-2012

Obama Administration Holds 39 Million Acre Lease Sale in Central Gulf of Mexico

 06-20-2012

May 2012 

BOEM Extends Comment Period for Environmental Analysis of Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities in the Mid- and South Atlantic   

 05-30-2012

BOEM Identifies Wind Energy Area Offshore Massachusetts for Potential Commercial Leasing

 05-30-2012

BOEM Hears from Scientific Advisory Committee on Future Environmental Studies to Support Offshore Energy Decision Processes   

 05-24-2012

USGS/BOEM Study Identifies Scientific Method to Differentiate between Natural Seepage and Produced Oils in Southern California

 05-23-2012

BOEM Seeks to Gauge Industry Interest in Proposed Rhode Island Wind Energy Transmission System  

 05-22-2012

Salazar, Beaudreau Announce Final Details for Upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

 05-17-2012

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico  

 05-16-2012

Interior Advances Offshore Atlantic Transmission Line

 05-14-2012

April 2012 

BOEM to Provide OCS Sand Resources to Replenish Florida Beaches

 04-26-2012

BOEM Holds Technical Workshop with Industry to Facilitate Compliance and Efficient Plan Reviews

 04-25-2012

BOEM Seeks Input on an Environmental Assessment for Ocean Current Technology Testing Offshore Florida

 04-24-2012

BOEM Hosts Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange Workshop

 04-13-2012

BOEM Seeks Public Involvement on the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for a Seismic Survey on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf

 04-12-2012

Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 218 Nets $325 Million in High Bids

 04-05-2012

March 2012 

BOEM Forms South Carolina Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

 03-29-2012

Secretary Salazar, Director Beaudreau Announce Next Steps for Potential Energy Development in the Mid- and South Atlantic

 03-28-2012

Interior Department Invites Industry Interest in Potential Oil and Gas Lease Sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

 03-24-2012

BOEM Workshop Addresses the Effects of Noise on Atlantic and Arctic Fish

 03-22-2012

BOEM Solicits Comments on Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sales in the Gulf of Mexico’s Eastern Planning Area

 03-19-2012

BOEM and Hawaii Launch Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

 03-07-2012

February 2012 

BOEM Identifies Wind Energy Area Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts

 02-24-2012

President's FY 2013 Budget Includes $164.1 Million for BOEM to Advance Exploration and Development of the Nation's Offshore Resources

 02-13-2012

BOEM Director Reaffirms Role of Science in Decisions at Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting

 02-08-2012

Obama Administration Initiates Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Development Offshore Massachusetts

 02-03-2012

Obama Administration Announces Major Steps toward Leasing for Offshore Wind Projects in Mid-Atlantic

 02-02-2012

Obama Administration Initiates Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Development Offshore Virginia

 02-02-2012

Obama Administration Initiates Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Development Offshore Maryland

 02-02-2012

January 2012 

BOEM’s Science Advisory Committee to Meet

 01-27-2012

Obama Administration Announces Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale

 01-26-2012

BOEM Director Addresses Oil and Gas Association with Outlook for Securing America’s Offshore Energy Portfolio

 01-25-2012

BOEM Completes Final Supplemental Review for Central Planning Area in the Gulf of Mexico

 01-11-2012