Legislation

Investment , Exploration & Production , Legislation

Canadian Government Commits $320 Million to Aid Offshore Oil Industry

Newfoundland and Labrador is the third-largest oil-producing province in Canada, producing 5% of the country's crude in 2018. Low oil prices have forced producers to cut spending and output globally.

September 25, 2020

Legislation

Mexican President Holds Back Energy Counter-Reform, For Now

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sept. 24 he may reverse Mexico’s 2013-2014 energy liberalization next year if he is unable to “rescue” state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos and electricity utility CFE with existing laws.

September 25, 2020

Methane , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

California, 19 Other States, Sue Trump Admin for Weakening Methane Rules

The lawsuit targets two policy amendments announced by the Environmental Protection Agency in August that roll back methane emissions curbs on the oil and gas industry and weaken requirements for leak detection.

September 14, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Shale Plays

US Shale Producers Race for Federal Permits Ahead of Presidential Election

Democratic candidate Joe Biden has stated that he does not want to ban fracking outright. However, his climate plan includes banning new oil and gas permits on public lands

September 9, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation

Trump Signs Order Extending Oil Drilling Ban Offshore Florida

The ban on oil and gas drilling was set to expire in 2022. President Donald Trump said he would expand it to Florida's Atlantic coast and to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.

September 8, 2020

Investment , Markets , Legislation , Emissions , Renewables , Midstream

The US and Climate: New York’s Bold Green Plans Hit Opposition

The Empire State’s ambitious goals to cut emissions by building new renewable energy infrastructure are being slowed by a tortuous planning process.

September 3, 2020

Restructurings , People , Master Limited Partnerships , Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Mergers , Midstream , Construction , Pipelines

Q&A: How Ethan Bellamy Found His Way Back to Oil and Gas

East Daley Capital Advisors’ new midstream strategy director discusses structural changes in the industry, how the upcoming elections could affect energy and his new gig.

September 3, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation

Trump Administration Proposes Easing Oil and Gas Permitting in National Forests

The changes would make the oil and gas leasing and permitting processes more efficient by reducing redundant procedures and would better align Forest Service regulations with those of the BLM.

August 31, 2020

Legislation , Infrastructure , Midstream

More Than 20 States Sue over Trump Changes to Key Environmental Law

California and Washington were joined in the lawsuit over NEPA by 19 other Democratic-led states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the city of New York, Harris County, Texas, and the environmental oversight agencies of Connecticut and New York.

August 31, 2020

Investment , Legislation , Emissions , Renewables

US Senate Democrats Unveil $400 Billion-a-Year Plan to Tackle Climate Change

Some environmental groups said the plan unveiled by Senate Democrats on Aug. 25 did not go far enough and called for elimination of subsidies for oil and gas companies.

August 25, 2020