Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bryant’s Maritime Blog–12 January 2011

Headlines: National Commission – Report to the President; and DOE – application to export LNG.

January 12, 2011

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National Commission – Report to the President

clip_image004 The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released its Report to the President. The major cause of the tragedy was widespread complacency – things in deepwater drilling had gone so well for so long that many assumed that the risks were minimal. Going forward, a thorough accounting at all levels of the risks will be required. The report recommends that, like the nuclear power industry did after the Three Mile Island incident, the deepwater drilling industry establish a safety consortium. It further recommends that the federal agency overseeing the industry (then the Minerals Management Service, now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement) be better funded and better trained. Regulations and requirements should be revamped to remain relevant to modern developments. (1/11/11).

DOE – application to export LNG

clip_image004[1] The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice stating that it received an application requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) that previously had been imported from foreign sources in an amount up to an equivalent of 100 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas. The LNG would be exported from the Cameron LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Comments on the application must be received by February 11. 76 Fed. Reg. 2093 (January 12, 2011).

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Dennis L. Bryant

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