Yesterday’s decision by the Obama administration to put a moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico further intensifies the current debate about hydraulic fracturing, the process by which much of the unconventional gas is being exploited in the US. Read more
The Obama administration has decide not to grant any new leases in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida, for the foreseeable future, as a result of the BP spill. Read more
Here’s an interesting story from the States with potentially serious political implications.
The US interior department’s inspector general has carried out an investigation into why the government’s moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, implemented in the wake of the BP oil spill, looked like it had been peer-reviewed, when it had not. Read more