Volume 37 | September 19, 2017
EIA projects 28% increase in world energy use by 2040 via EIA
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 28% between 2015 and 2040. Most of this growth is expected to come from countries that are not in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and especially in countries where demand is driven by strong economic growth, particularly in Asia. Non-OECD Asia (which includes China and India) accounts for more than 60% of the world's total increase in energy consumption from 2015 through 2040...

Even though IEO2017 expects the nonfossil fuels (renewables and nuclear) to grow faster than fossil fuels, fossil fuels still account for more than three-quarters of world energy consumption through 2040. Natural gas, which has a lower carbon intensity than coal and petroleum, is the fastest-growing fossil fuel in the outlook, with global natural gas consumption increasing by 1.4% per year.
House passes Interior, EPA budget bill with some key amendments via Oil and Gas Journal  
The US House of Representatives approved the  Fiscal 2018 Interior Department, Environment, and Related Appropriations bill  on Sept. 14 that included two amendments affecting oil and gas producers that it adopted the previous day. Approval of the amended bill was by a 211-198 vote, heavily along party lines. One Democrat, Rep. Colin C. Peterson (Minn.), voted with Republicans for the measure, while 14 Republicans joined Democrats in opposing it.

Oil and gas association officials applauded H.R. 3354 overall. They also cited specific provisions denying funding to the US Environmental Protection Agency for its methane emission program and a social cost of carbon program, and approving support for development of a 2019-24 US Outer Continental Shelf program including timely consideration of seismic activity applications for surveys along the Mid-Atlantic OCS.
NOIA Welcomes House Passage of Consolidated Appropriations Bill via NOIA
Washington, D.C. –  NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:

"NOIA applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The eight-bill appropriations package, includes FY 2018 funding for the Department of the Interior and re-affirms the House’s position as a supporter of OCS energy development as part of an “all the above” energy policy.

"The bill allows for the continued development of a new Five Year Plan the timely consideration of permit applications for much-needed Atlantic seismic surveys, preserves vital conservation and restoration funding through GOMESA, prevents costly inspection fee increases for offshore drilling, prohibits the enforcement of the outdated Arctic drilling rule, and protects Pacific energy production. Each one of these provisions underscores longstanding bipartisan Congressional support for clear-minded offshore energy policies."
From the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC):
OOC December General Meeting Registration is OPEN!

Join us in New Orleans as we return to the beautiful Harrah's hotel for our December General Meeting!
USCG Rear Admiral David R. Callahan, speaking at the 2016 OOC December General Meeting.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cocktail Reception to immediately follow .
Confirmed speakers include Katharine MacGregor, DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. 
Register  HERE .
**Sponsorship slots are still available for this General Meeting! Please contact  Rebecca@offshoreoperators.com  for more information.**
From Coastal and Marine Operators:
PURPOSE: meet, dialogue, give input regarding important messages about: Maritime Pipeline Safety, US Coast Guard, Accident Prevention and Response, Incident Reviews, Issue Scoping, meet CAMO companies and other topics. 

DATE: Wed. October 11, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM  

LOCATION: Dufresne Community Center 
(Below the I-310 Hale Boggs Miss. River Bridge)
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA 70070

Please email RSVP below and for more Info Contact:
Ed Landgraf: ed@camogroup.org or (985) 209 4753

Special attraction: Paul Jr’scustom 811 Car and Bike 

No Cost. Lunch Provided.

Hosted by Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) - Visit Website
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