Legislation , Renewables

EPA Grants 31 Small Refinery Waivers From Biofuel Laws

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018 on Aug. 9, infuriating the ethanol and corn producers.

August 11, 2019

Legislation , Pipelines

Trump Administration Moves To Limit State Powers To Block Pipelines, Terminals

The Trump administration on Aug. 9 unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, drawing praise from the oil industry but criticism from progressive states and Democratic lawmakers who said it would jeopardize water quality.

August 9, 2019

Natural Gas , Legislation , Renewables , Pipelines

Ore. Renewable Natural Gas Bill Signed By Governor

Law sets goal of adding 30% of renewable gas into the state’s pipeline system.

August 1, 2019

Natural Gas , Legislation , International , Pipelines

Senate Panel Backs Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill

Bipartisan measure that reflects concern over Russian influence passes by 20-2 vote.

August 1, 2019

Legislation , Emissions

New Mexico Oil Industry Unconcerned About Regulation Obstacles

Sector was wary of new administration but oil and gas has not been negatively affected, says NMOGA.

July 29, 2019

Legislation , International , Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Takes EU To Court

Russia-led project contents that new gas rules endanger its business model.

July 26, 2019


US Senators To Unveil Carbon Tax Bill To Generate $2.5 Trillion In 10 Years

Two Democratic U.S. senators will unveil a bill on Thursday to curb climate change by slapping a fee on oil, natural gas and coal and delivering most of the revenues to low- and middle-income Americans, one of the lawmakers said.

July 24, 2019

Legislation , Emissions

House Democrats Unveil More ‘Realistic’ Climate Change Plan

Group tones down emissions goals of Green New Deal.

July 24, 2019

Legislation , Renewables

Solar Sector Launches Lobbying Push To Preserve Key Subsidy

Extending the subsidy and not defaulting to a phaseout has significant Democratic support but is opposed by Sen. Grassley.

July 18, 2019

Business , Exploration & Production , Legislation , Shale Plays

Burnishing The Rockies’ Rep

There’s more than one road in the Rockies. While E&Ps pursue exploration in Wyoming, their counterparts in Colorado are adjusting development programs to conform to local control legislation.

July 15, 2019