Legislation

Legislation , Pipelines

Michigan Court Orders Enbridge to Temporarily Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. has to halt Line 5 operations and disclose information related to the recent damage caused to a part of the oil pipeline, a Michigan circuit court judge ordered on June 25.

June 26, 2020

Unconventional , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Colorado Activists Revive Anti-fracking Ballot Initiative

The drive marks the third try in four years to tighten oil and gas drilling regulations in Colorado, which is the fifth largest oil-producing U.S. state.

June 25, 2020

Investment , Unconventional , Legislation

Renaissance Oil Founder Frustrated by Mexico’s Fracking Ban

Ian Telfer, who in 2014 founded Canadian-based Renaissance Oil, noted that earlier this week the company announced it would begin to diversify away from Mexico's energy sector.

June 22, 2020

Policy & Regulations , Methane , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Midstream

Regulatory Review: Midstream Matters to Watch amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought new legislative and regulatory challenges for the midstream. Here's an overview of some of them.

June 18, 2020

Legislation , Digital Oilfield

Global Pandemic Boosts Value of Drones, Puts Eyes on Regulatory Support

COVID-19 has heightened the importance of drones, forcing a look into reform in regulations around the technology.

June 9, 2020

Legislation , International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

US Senators Move to Tighten Sanctions on Delayed Russia-to-Germany Gas Pipeline

U.S. senators revealed a bill on June 4 expanding sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and targeting the project Washington says will boost Moscow’s economic and political influence in Germany and other European countries.

June 5, 2020

People , Exploration & Production , Legislation

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Names Jason Modglin as President

Boosting its advocacy powers during these historic times, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers has named Jason Modglin as its new president, the company said on June 2.

June 4, 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

Crude Oil , Legislation

WTI Crude Strengthens as Certain Stimulus Measures to Continue

Another drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles in official weekly data to be released on May 20 could support oil prices more, said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital Management in New York.

May 19, 2020

Business , Legislation

Few US Oil Firms Return Small-business COVID-19 Loans

Among those receiving loans, but which had not disclosed whether they would return the funds as of May 18, were exploration firms Amplify Energy and Battalion Oil.

May 19, 2020