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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The future will be something #nlpoli

The association representing the province’s offshore supply and service businesses paid a consultant from London to look at the potential for development of the oil located in very deep water offshore Newfoundland.

As CBC’s Terry Roberts tells us,  the goal of the exercise was to help NOIA members get ready for a possible increase . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The future will be something #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

Somewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador,  someone may not have heard the news.There is oil and natural gas in the ground under water off our coast.Never mind that this has been widely reported since the 1960s when someone first started exploring se… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

Somewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador,  someone may not have heard the news.There is oil and natural gas in the ground under water off our coast.Never mind that this has been widely reported since the 1960s when someone first started exploring se… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A troublesome and costly pattern #nlpoli

There are so many problems raised by Premier Paul Davis’ zeal to sign an agreement with Statoil for the Bay du Nord that it is difficult to know where to begin.

Perhaps the best place to start is with the deal announced the day before Davis’ oil news.  The provincial government gave $6.5 million in . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A troublesome and costly pattern #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: An Unwavering Commitment to Inaction, Indecision, and Extra Pork #nlpoli

In 2010, the provincial government appointed Captain Mark Turner to look at the “province’s offshore oil spill prevention and response capabilities.”

He produced the 273 page report and the provincial government dutifully released it along with a lovely news release.

Then-natural resources minister Shawn Skinner committed that the provincial government  would “study the report, and . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: An Unwavering Commitment to Inaction, Indecision, and Extra Pork #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: CNLOPB announces 2012 call for bids on offshore parcels #nlpoli

From the offshore regulatory board:

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced today the details of a Call for Bids in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. Call for Bids NL12-01 (Area "C" – Laurentian Sub-basin) will consist of six parcels, which comprise 1,589,738 hectares.

Interested parties will have until 4:00 p.m. on . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: CNLOPB announces 2012 call for bids on offshore parcels #nlpoli