LoneStar Energy Fabrication Completes Work on $5.1 Billion Big Foot Project

The 4,600HP, modular, extended tension-leg platform is the industry's largest and will operate in the Bigfoot oil and gas field, 225 miles south of New Orleans at a depth of 5,200 feet.



Offshore testing not the danger to sea life many claim

Seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a critical step in opening the waters off the Carolinas and Virginia to oil drilling, isn't as dangerous for marine life, such as this North Atlantic right whale, as some fear, according to a University of South Carolina professor.



Stand Up and Be Heard Veterans Rally, Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Energy Forum joined Vets4Energy and other statewide veterans groups to recognize veterans in South Carolina. 250 attended.



GE's New Gas Turbines Are State of the Art...

Good info about natural gas powered electrical turbines (i.e. - newest can be 61 percent efficient). "The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today's state-of-the-art designs currently live a couple hundred yards apart on GE's massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end."



Methane in drinking water unrelated to fracking, study suggests

Fracking doesn't appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds - contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link.



Fracking Rule Could Slow Energy Revolution

Onshore production of natural gas in federal areas fell 21.6 percent. The reason is federal policy. In contrast, state and private lands production increased 57.4 percent.



Haley opposes new ozone limits

Gov. Nikki Haley has joined 10 other Republican governors opposing stricter limits on ozone emissions. The new limits were proposed last year by the Obama administration. Republican legislators balked at it.



Debate over controversial offshore drilling in Mount Pleasant

Today in Mount Pleasant state lawmakers and conservationists spoke out about potential offshore drilling in South Carolina. Officials weighed the pros and cons of drilling for oil and natural gas, and who will be affected if this does happen off the Carolina coast.



Dozens of people, including 2 US congressmen, attend SC meeting on drilling off the Carolinas

Two congressmen, opponents holding signs and dozens of others turned out Wednesday as the federal government held another public meeting on the contentious issue of opening wide swaths of the Atlantic off the Carolinas coast to oil and natural gas exploration.



This Week's Top Energy Jobs

The energy industry - oil & gas sector in particular - is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements... companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology, engineering, law, etc.