Trump Signs Law to Fund Overdue Maintenance of Public Lands Using Offshore Royalties

Trump on Aug. 4 signed into law a rare bipartisan bill that will use royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling operations to fund long-overdue maintenance of public lands, national parks and Native American schools.

August 5, 2020

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

New Mexico Regulators Face Criticism over Fracking Wastewater Law

Last year, New Mexico passed a law called the Produced Water Act, giving energy regulators the authority to develop rules on how the wastewater can be used outside the oil and gas industry.

August 3, 2020

Investment , Legislation , Emissions

Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Climate Plan Targeting Clean Energy Investments

API suggested Biden's plan could harm the U.S. oil and gas industry, forcing the country to look to foreign sources of energy with lower environmental standards.

July 14, 2020

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