Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
There is no need to guess what the major focus was for grocery stores this week. Retailers had everything on hand for traditional meals as well as for modern takes on Thanksgiving dinner... New crop citrus and offshore cherries added sparkle to the festivities ... The total number of ads broken out by commodity groups ... bag) ... ....
South China's Hainan province recorded a boom in duty-free consumption during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday period, with offshore duty-free sales reaching 1.33 billion yuan ($182 million), an increase of 117 percent compared with the same period last year, according to HaikouCustoms.
Haikou recorded total offshore duty-free sales of 1.33 billion yuan (about 182.2 million U.S. dollars) in the eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday ... Haikou recorded total offshore duty-free sales of 1.33 billion yuan (about 182.2 million U.S. dollars) in the eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday.
OCEANCITY — Demonstrators organized an offshore wind protest at the site where work on the project was scheduled to begin on Tuesday ... A group of activists against offshore wind are blocking work at 35th Street in Ocean City, where cables from the wind farm are planned to pass across the beach and under the town.