Shelf , Legislation

Marco Rubio Blocks Trump Interior Nominee Over Offshore Drilling

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department, Katharine MacGregor, over concerns about the agency's plans to expand offshore drilling, his office said on Dec. 4.

December 4, 2019


US Senate Confirms Brouillette As Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary.

December 2, 2019

Public Capital , Exploration & Production , Legislation

California Toughens Drilling Oversight In Setback For Industry

The regulations, which were applauded by environmental groups, sent shares of California-based oil drillers Berry Petroleum Corp. and California Resources Corp. down sharply.

November 19, 2019

Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment

Senators Aim To Fill FERC Seats, Bolster Energy Innovation

Murkowski and Manchin focus on efficiencies and creating jobs to replace those related to coal.

November 5, 2019

Unconventional , Legislation , Shale Plays

Britain Orders Immediate Moratorium On Fracking

The decision follows a report on an incident at a site run by British energy company Cuadrilla Resources near Blackpool, northern England where a 2.9-magnitude tremor shook houses in August.

November 3, 2019


Senate Democrat Schumer Proposes Plan To Swap Gas Cars For Electric Vehicles

Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, late on Oct. 24 proposed a $454 billion plan over 10 years to help shift the United States away from gasoline-powered vehicles by offering cash vouchers to help Americans buy electric vehicles.

October 24, 2019

Earnings , Legislation , Shale Plays

Rising US Oil, Gas Output Fuels 30% Jump In Federal Minerals Revenues: Interior

An increase in oil and gas production on U.S. public lands drove a 30% increase in federal energy and minerals revenue disbursements in fiscal year 2019, to $11.69 billion, the U.S. Interior Department said on Oct. 24.

October 24, 2019


California ‘Veered' Out Of Its Lane In Climate Pact With Quebec: Lawsuit

The United States on Oct. 23 sued California and other state entities for entering a climate agreement with a Canadian province, saying the state had no right to conduct foreign policy, in the latest feud between the Trump administration and the state.

October 23, 2019


Canada's Trudeau Keeps The Wheel But Prepares For Left Turn

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Oct. 22 faced the cold reality of a minority government that will likely be forced to tilt left to survive, a move that risks upsetting the business community and stoking alienation in oil-producing provinces.

October 22, 2019


Canada’s Oil And Gas Sector Wary Of Left-Leaning Parties In Minority Government

Trudeau, lacking a majority, will need support from the New Democratic Party to get legislation passed.

October 22, 2019