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Brunswick Co. Commission to reconsider offshore exploration resolution

Brunswick County Commissioners will look at whether to change their official stance on seismic testing and offshore oil exploration.
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4 months ago
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Carolinas clear first federal proposals for oil surveys

State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off coast, subject to some conditions.
McCrory, other governors talking in DC about energy revenues
6 months ago
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McCrory, other governors talking in DC about energy revenues

Some governors interested in offshore energy exploration - including North Carolina's Pat McCrory - plan to ask their congressional delegations to develop regional legislation to ensure states get revenues from what's being tapped into.
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
7 months ago
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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas
8 months ago
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Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

A report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean.
McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline
12 months ago
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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline

Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County.
NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
1 year ago
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NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing

State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers.
Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic
1 year ago
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Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic

The Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast.
Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search
1 year ago
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Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search

A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists.
Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development
1 year ago
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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15.