Legislation

Legislation , Emissions , Energy Transition

What Will Biden Do on Climate? Clean Air Act May Provide a Clue

A legislative solution to climate change policy is ideal, experts say, but if Congress fails to act, federal agencies can utilize tools like section 115 of the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions.

May 26, 2021

Legislation , Emissions , Energy Transition

Energy Policy Watch: Rep. Garret Graves Addresses Paris Accord’s ‘Dirty Secret’

Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA, 6th) has a unique role in climate policy and that may present opportunities to help limit damage to the oil and gas industry’s future.

May 25, 2021

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Shale Plays , Lease Sales

US Senator Floats Bill to Aid States Hit by Federal Oil Leasing Pause

President Joe Biden signed an executive order in January pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters that account for around 25% of the nation's petroleum production pending a review of its impacts.

May 14, 2021

Markets , Legislation , Tankers

US Waives Jones Act to Ease Fuel Crunch After Pipeline Hack

Waiver will allow foreign vessels to ship products from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.

May 13, 2021

Natural Gas , Legislation , Infrastructure

Energy Policy Watch: ‘Fatal Flaw’ in Texas Natural Gas Market

Natural gas market expert John Harpole joins Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Jack Belcher for a post-analysis discussion on the 2021 Texas power crisis in the latest edition of Energy Policy Watch.

May 11, 2021

Exploration & Production , Legislation

US Interior Stops Trump-era Effort to Loosen Arctic Drilling Regulations

The rollback effort made by the administration of former President Donald Trump was among a string of eleventh-hour proposals aimed at maximizing energy development on public lands and waters.

May 7, 2021

Legislation

Texas RRC Lauds Passage of Fossil Fuel Bills

Bills target ESG, local restrictions on fossil fuel use.

May 6, 2021

Business , Investment , Methane , Legislation , Emissions , Energy Transition

Want to Monetize Your Energy Transition Efforts? Here’s How

Experts discuss how emissions factor into profitability in the era of energy transition and the need for standardization in how to measure them.

April 29, 2021

Legislation , Infrastructure , Emissions , Energy Transition , Pipelines

Biden’s First 100 Days of Oil and Gas Action: He’s Just Getting Started

Baker Botts attorneys scrutinize the president’s agenda and its centrality of energy regulation.

April 28, 2021

Legislation , International

Mexican Congress Approves Changes to Energy Law, Fueling Risks for Private Companies

President López Obrador seeks to reverse liberalization of the energy market to benefit Pemex.

April 23, 2021