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Industry riled by ‘no we can’t’ US energy policy

Representatives of the US offshore industry are demanding that the Obama administration lift political obstacles to exploration

Five US US coastal states have joined forces in an effort to pry more permits for offshore energy development from the fists of federal regulators. They have invited leaders from 20 other states to take part in the Outer Continental Shelf Governors’ Coalition because, they said, delayed offshore development adversely affects shoreline states, but also US energy independence and security, jobs and the economy. Federal regulatory bodies have been reluctant to issue offshore exploration and production (E&P) permits in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April last year. Improve communication Speaking at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, o

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