Solicitor General’s Input Sought on Climate Suits Against Energy Companies
Supreme Court
Solicitor General’s Input Sought on Climate Suits Against Energy Companies
2022-10-03 18:33:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general’s office to weigh in on a dispute over which courts — state or federal — can hear climate litigation against fossil fuel companies. The request comes as the justices consider... Read More

BOEM Publishes Oil and Gas Lease Sale Info in Federal Register
Energy
BOEM Publishes Oil and Gas Lease Sale Info in Federal Register
2022-09-26 16:01:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published a proposed notice of sale of leases set aside for oil and gas development in Cook Inlet, Alaska. In passing the Inflation Reduction Act this past summer, Congress directed... Read More

Three Major Oil and Gas Firms Join Methane Initiative
Environment
Three Major Oil and Gas Firms Join Methane Initiative
2022-08-01 20:41:40
by Dan McCue

HOUSTON — Pioneer, ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy Group, three of the nation’s largest producers of oil and natural gas, have joined an initiative aimed at improving the industry’s transparency when it comes to methane emissions and to make greater progress... Read More

Energy Dept. Providing $165M to Expand US Geothermal Energy Sector
Renewable Energy
Energy Dept. Providing $165M to Expand US Geothermal Energy Sector
2022-08-01 18:27:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing a total of $165 million to spur the growth of the geothermal energy sector in the United States. The department’s goal is to form a consortium of experts who will then use... Read More

ExxonMobil, Shell to Pursue Carbon Capture and Storage Hub in China
Environment
ExxonMobil, Shell to Pursue Carbon Capture and Storage Hub in China
2022-07-04 16:48:57
by Dan McCue

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil and Shell are partnering with two Chinese entities — the China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission — to evaluate the potential for a world-scale carbon capture and storage project in... Read More

U.S. Interior Dept. Allows Oil and Gas Leases in Policy Reversal
Energy
U.S. Interior Dept. Allows Oil and Gas Leases in Policy Reversal
2022-04-18 17:21:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to auction oil and gas leases this week in a policy reversal intended to bring down the price of fuel for consumers. The leases would open 144,000 acres to corporate oil and gas extraction,... Read More

Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers
Energy
Oil Executives Defend Gas Prices Under Criticism From Lawmakers
2022-04-06 22:56:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Oil industry executives tried to explain to Congress Wednesday that a recent sharp increase in gasoline prices results from market conditions beyond their control. They vehemently denied they were price gouging to get rich off of international upheavals... Read More

Republican Senators Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Oil and Gas Production
Political News
Republican Senators Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Oil and Gas Production
2022-03-23 23:39:57
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Republican senators took the podium during a press conference on Wednesday to call on the Biden administration to increase domestic oil and gas production to stifle rising gas prices. The conference featured remarks from Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho,... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Pause on New Oil, Gas Leases
Energy
Federal Judge Blocks Biden's Pause on New Oil, Gas Leases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for... Read More

Wyoming Governor Launches Energy Rebound Program to Aid Oil and Gas Industry
State News
Wyoming Governor Launches Energy Rebound Program to Aid Oil and Gas Industry
2020-11-12 21:18:17
by Sean Trambley

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon will use CARES Act funding to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry. The Energy Rebound Program will utilize up to $15 million in CARES Act funding to... Read More

Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
Environment
Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
2020-07-06 17:09:33
by Jacob Pederson

WASHINGTON - The White House proposed Thursday to open more than two-thirds of the nation’s largest piece of public land to oil and gas drilling, striking down wildlife protections in the area that have been in place for more than... Read More

New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
New Mexico
New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
2019-04-16 21:32:34
by Tom Ramstack

Members of a U.S. House committee advocated for stricter oil and natural gas drilling regulations during a hearing Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources said lax regulations are creating too... Read More

Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
Environment
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion
Environment
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion
2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

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