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Oil companies pursue offshore drilling, touting lower emissions

Offshore drilling companies like Shell are increasing deepwater oil and gas extraction in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming it is a cleaner alternative than onshore operations due to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Ivan Penn reports for The New York Times.

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Interior implements new regulations on offshore drilling insurance

The Biden administration has introduced new regulations to increase insurance bonds for offshore drilling cleanup, targeting companies deemed financial risks by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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Louisiana's Gulf Coast faces major oil spill near offshore pipeline

A significant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, linked to a pipeline near the Louisiana coast, is raising serious environmental concerns.

-- Li Cohen reports for CBS News.

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UK regulator trying to block release of Shell North Sea documents

Exclusive: North Sea Transition Authority under fire for using lawyers to argue against publication of environmental impact.

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The oil-soaked bird photo that shocked the world

On 20 April 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded. A photograph of an oil-soaked pelican came to epitomise the environmental disaster and helped galvanise the clean-up.
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Biden said he would stop drilling. Then reality hit

The tug of war over one drilling lease in the Gulf of Mexico involving the president, Congress and the courts illustrates the limits of executive power.
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UK go-ahead for North Sea oil and gas field angers environmental groups

Campaigners including Greta Thunberg had called for halt to Rosebank project involving Oslo-listed Equinor.