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Exclusive: Tenaris’ Zanotti: Pipes are a ‘Matter of National Security’

COVID-19 showed the world that long supply chains are not reliable, and that if oil is a matter of U.S. national security, then in turn, so is pipe, said Luca Zanotti, U.S. president for steel pipe manufacturer Tenaris at CERAWeek by S&P Global. 

Texas Earthquake Could Further Restrict Oil Companies' Saltwater Disposal Options

The quake was the largest yet in the Stanton Seismic Response Area in the Permian Basin, where regulators were already monitoring seismic activity linked to disposal of saltwater, a natural byproduct of oil and gas production.

US Finalizes Big Reforms to Federal Oil, Gas Drilling

Under the new policy, drilling is limited in wildlife and cultural areas and oil and gas companies will pay higher bonding rates to cover the cost of plugging abandoned oil and gas wells, among other higher rates and costs.

The Jones Act: An Old Law on a Voyage to Nowhere

Keeping up with the Jones Act is a burden for the energy industry, but efforts to repeal the 104-year-old law may be dead in the water.

Exclusive: ‘Reality Has Hit,’ NatGas Not Just a Bridge Fuel, Landrieu Says

The Biden administration's LNG pause is "disappointing" and natural gas is a "solution to energy woes," co-chairs for Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Kendrick Meek told Hart Energy's Jordan Blum at CERAWeek by S&P Global. 

Biden Administration Argues Against Enbridge Pipeline Shutdown Order

The U.S. argues that shutting down the pipeline could interrupt service and violate a 1977 treaty between the U.S. and Canada to keep oil flowing.

Political, Legal Fight Over Biden’s LNG Pause Intensifies

In 2021, states and the White House had a similar conflict over offshore oil and gas leasing rights.

From Satellites to Regulators, Everyone is Snooping on Oil, Gas

From methane taxes to an environmental group’s satellite trained on oil and gas emissions, producers face intense scrutiny, even if the watchers aren’t necessarily interested in solving the problem.

Sunoco’s $7B Acquisition of NuStar Evades Further FTC Scrutiny

The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act for Sunoco’s pending acquisition of NuStar Energy has expired, bringing the deal one step closer to completion.

Pitts: Heavyweight Battle Brewing Between US Supermajors in South America

Exxon Mobil took the first swing in defense of its right of first refusal for Hess' interest in Guyana's Stabroek Block, but Chevron isn't backing down.