Health, Safety & Environment

Health, Safety & Environment

Why ESG Matters in a Crisis

The oil price implosion and strategies for survival have replaced climate change and diversity as the top issues for energy industry boards, but employee health and safety, executive succession and compensation, and industry perceptions are ESG issues that will need attention, legal experts say.

June 1, 2020

Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Technology

Survey: Energy Transition to Remain Priority for Oil Industry Leaders

A recent survey revealed the energy transition will likely be immune to COVID-19 as 92% of oil and gas executives reported already having or developing a strategy to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

May 28, 2020

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment

Chevron Shareholders Approve Push for More Transparency on Climate Lobbying

Chevron shareholders on May 27 voted to approve a proposal demanding that the company issue a report on its climate change related lobbying activities.

May 28, 2020

Public Capital , Health, Safety & Environment

Exxon Mobil Shareholders Reject Splitting Chairman, CEO Roles

Under CEO Darren Woods, Exxon Mobil blocked six climate resolutions from this year's ballot, encouraging activists to seek the split.

May 27, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Lease Sales

Trump Policy Favoring Drilling over Sage Grouse Protection Thrown Out

The order was the latest legal blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to increase oil and gas production on federal lands by rolling back environmental regulation.

May 26, 2020

Investment , International , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Oil CEOs Pen Open Letter Pushing for Climate Change Action

The letter addresses concerns that the COVID-19 crisis may push oil and gas companies and governments around the world to delay action on climate change.

May 26, 2020

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Technology

Google Halts Development of AI for Oil Exploration

Tech giant says it will honor contracts, but pulls away from energy partnerships following the release of a Greenpeace report.

May 20, 2020

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Construction , Pipelines

New York Denies Williams Northeast Supply Natgas Pipe

State agency says construction of NESE would violate water quality standards.

May 18, 2020

Public Capital , Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Exxon Mobil Facing Calls by Climate Activists for Independent Board Chairman

Shareholder activists have this year taken up a call to split the CEO and chairman roles at Exxon Mobil, expecting a better reception for climate-change proposals from an outsider.

May 13, 2020

Health, Safety & Environment , Rail

Pipeline Regulator Strikes Down Washington State’s Crude-by-Rail Safety Limits

PHMSA says the state’s limits on vapor pressure won’t reduce the chance of explosions.

May 13, 2020