Lifting the Oil Import Ban Ready For Prime Time

The oil and gas community leadership in our nation’s capitol is talking more seriously about at least a partial end to restrictions on crude oil exports from the United States. Some even see signs emerging that administration officials may grow more amenable to at least some revision in oil export rules put in place during […]

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First Ever Methane Emission Regulation Posed

The big news this week is the Administration’s release of the first regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations. They propose to slash methane emissions in half, the latest in a series of administration regulations aimed at curbing global warming. The target to cut methane by 40 to 45 percent by 2025 […]

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Broad New Energy Legislation On Its Way

Comprehensive energy legislation will be introduced shortly after the 4th in the House. It is expected to be marked up by the House Energy and Commerce Committee later that month. The bill, which could be a vehicle for legislation requiring an expedited federal approval process for liquefied natural gas export projects and cross-border pipelines and […]

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Global Water Resources Being Depleted at A Rapid Rate

Humans are depleting a large portion of the world’s groundwater resources, and they are not being naturally refilled, researchers said. The scientists at the University of California Irvine used data from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellites to determine drainage of the world’s largest groundwater aquifers in recent years. They found that a third […]

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Senate ENR Chairman Introduces Major Energy Plan

Last week, Chairman Lisa Murkowski introduced seventeen legislative proposals to modernize America’s energy policies. These proposals range from increasing the use of renewable energy to the continued operation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The proposals are being introduced in advance of legislative hearings related to broad energy legislation she hopes to report out of the […]

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Comprehensive Energy Policy A Goal of New Congress

After successfully passing the Keystone XL legislation which include over 40 votes on a variety of energy proposals, House Republicans are pushing a comprehensive policy package for energy that aims to ease pipeline permits, train more workers for the industry and wield increased production as a diplomatic tool. They want to move the legislation through […]

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