December 26, 2011

Cuba's Oil Plans Raise Red Flags

Melissa Bert, Miami Herald

Scarabeo-9 is en route Cuban to waters, 70 miles from Florida. This mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) is a Chinese-built, Spanish-owned oil rig set to drill for oil along Cuba’s northern coast. Cuba is counting on offshore drilling to wean itself from Venezuelan energy dependence. Experts estimate Cuba’s continental shelf contains 5 to 20 billion barrels of oil and more than 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas. . .

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Florida, oil, environmental regulations, energy security, Cuban energy policy, offshore oil drilling, offshore oil, Cuba, Miami Herald


December 14, 2011
Coal in the Middle of EPA's Crosshairs
Sandy Bauers, Miami Herald
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enars its Dec. 16 date with coal-fired power plants - that's when the agency plans to finalize its mercury and air toxics rule - the lobbyists must surely be working... more ››
December 15, 2011
The Geopolitics of the Arctic
Scott Borgerson & Paula Dobriansky , CFR
Scott Borgerson and Paula Dobriansky discuss the economic, environmental, and security implications of a changing Arctic region and its significance for the United States. . . more ››
December 19, 2011
After Oil Spill, Don't Shortchange Gulf
Martha Collins, St. Pete Times
The network TV news crews may have long since left, but the work of repairing the environmental and economic damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is far from complete. During the course of the... more ››
December 19, 2011
Brazil's Oil Boom Could See Its First Bust
Brad Haynes, Reuters
Brazil's huge offshore oil wealth has been called a lottery jackpot, and each of the industry's contracts is another winning ticket. But even with a lucky stub in hand, some companies risk going broke before they can claim... more ››