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Horizon Energy optimistic after oil field recompletion

GULFPORT — Horizon Energy Corporation is reporting positive results for its exploration project in the East Texas counties of Cherokee and Rusk, and the project has entered the revenue-producing stage. The company said it is now eyeing other sites in the area that can be recompleted in similar fashion. “Recompletion projects in this area have demonstrated success by employing hydraulic ...

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Offshore drilling opponents have say; all eyes on MDA chief

GULF OF MEXICO — Opponents of offshore drilling in Mississippi Sound say state officials didn’t do enough to consult with others or properly consider all possible economic impacts, such as whether drilling would hurt tourism. The superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and an opponent who wrote an economic study questioning the benefits of drilling were among the witnesses ...

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Lawmakers back bill aimed at blocking removal of non-producing oil rigs

GULF OF MEXICO — Under legislation cosponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), coral reef growth and other marine habitats surrounding offshore energy rigs are among the details that must be assessed before the Interior Department forces removal of non-producing platforms from the Gulf of Mexico. The Rigs to Reefs Habitat Protection Act (S.1555) would allow ...

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Officials to hear results from oil/gas exploration study

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Officials from three southwest Mississippi counties will hear the results of a study on oil and natural gas exploration in the area. The Enterprise-Journal reports the study is of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation in Pike, Wilkinson and Amite counties. The study was commissioned by the Pike County Economic Development District and the Southwest Mississippi Partnership. Presentations ...

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Lower river allows Lexaria to begin early work on oil wells

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Lexaria Corp reports it has a rig is on-site at the Belmont Lake Oilfield near Clarksdale to perform workovers on the 12-1 and 12-3 wells. The Mississippi River has fallen below flood-stage earlier this spring than it has during the last several years, and as a result field access has already been achieved — nearly three months ...

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MDA publishes rules governing offshore exploration

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has published draft rules and regulations governing offshore seismic surveying and mineral leasing activities in the areas of state waters that the Mississippi Legislature has designated as open to mineral exploration and production. MDA is required to publish these draft rules and regulations with the Secretary of State’s Office prior to ...

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Obama changes stance on offshore drilling

WASHINGTON — Reversing a ban on oil drilling off most U.S. shores, President Barack Obama yesterday announced an expansive new policy that could put new oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part of Alaska. Speaking at Andrews air base outside Washington, Obama said, “This is not a decision ...

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