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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When was offshore drilling for oil first done?

Offshore drilling for oil first started in 1887 off the shores of Summerland, California. H.L. Williams came up with the idea of building a wharf and putting a drilling rig on it. The first offshor... Read More »

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 »

Why is there a ban on offshore oil drilling?

Since 1981, oil companies have been forbidden from drilling offshore in most parts of the U.S., including the East Coast, the West Coast and Alaska. In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama proposed li... Read More »

Where is offshore drilling allowed?

Before a moratorium on offshore drilling was issued in May 2010 by President Obama, offshore drilling was allowed in certain areas around the United States. Those locations included off the Virgini... Read More »