What is the definition of offshore drilling?

Answer Offshore drilling involves extracting underground fossil fuel resources which lie underwater near a shoreline. This form of drilling normally operates around oil extraction off of the coast of cont... Read More »

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What is offshore drilling?

Offshore drilling is a type of drilling that allows oil companies to acquire fossil fuels from sea beds and in the ocean floor. This type of oil drilling creates a number of social and environmenta... Read More »

What Are the Benefits of Offshore Drilling?

Offshore drilling often receives a bad reputation for causing environment problems, however there are benefits to offshore drilling. Offshore rigs help the local economy, create jobs, reduce depend... Read More »

What percentage of U.S. oil comes from offshore drilling?

Thirty-three percent of U.S. domestically produced oil comes from offshore drilling. Thirteen percent of U.S. natural gas also comes from offshore drilling. Some drilling rigs operate in water as m... Read More »

Why is offshore oil drilling good?

Since a ban imposed in 1981 by the United States Congress, oil drilling off the coast of the U.S. has been confined to regions in the Gulf of Mexico. However, there are a number of benefits that co... Read More »