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2011-06-16 08:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Treaty Energy Corporation (OTCQB: TECO), a growth-oriented energy company in the oil and gas industry, today updates its stakeholders on drilling progress in Texas. Andrew V.

2011-04-13 18:21:00

HOUSTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Noe, Executive Director of the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition, issued the following statement in response to approval of energy legislation by the House Natural Resources Committee: "We are pleased that the House has taken this first step to approve the American Energy Initiative.

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2010-12-02 06:05:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Wednesday that the Obama administration will extend a deepwater oil-drilling ban in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast through at least 2017.

2008-11-14 03:00:21

The U.S. government has taken the first steps to open waters off the Virginia coast to drilling for oil and natural gas.

2008-10-14 03:00:29

By Hensarling, Jeb DeMint, Jim House Faces October 1 Deadline In just two weeks, on October 1, Americans could be celebrating American Energy Freedom Day. That's the day the bans on oil shale and offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in America will expire.

2008-10-13 03:00:31

By Anonymous Offshore drilling has created a $70 billion-a-year industry and more than 300,000 jobs in Louisiana.

2008-09-24 21:00:14

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON - Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a monthslong battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4-a-gallon gasoline prices this summer.

2008-09-24 09:00:08

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.

2008-09-17 18:00:21

By H. JOSEF HEBERT WASHINGTON - Offshore oil drilling, which has dominated energy debates in the presidential campaign, is now coming to the Senate.


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