Exploration & Production , Legislation , Shale Plays

Texas RRC Sets Drilling Permit Record For Second Consecutive Year

For two years in a row since 2018, Texas RRC staff has taken two days on average to process standard drilling permits, one day below the legislative requirement, a release from the state agency said.

January 14, 2020

Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Trump Proposal Would Speed Big Energy Projects

The regulatory changes to NEPA would streamline the federal permitting approval process for major projects but critics lambast the retreat from climate change requirements.

January 9, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Emissions , Shale Plays

US Oil Industry Warns Of Economic Fallout From Democratic Drilling Ban

The CEO of the American Petroleum Institute said such proposals from Democratic presidential candidates seeking to ban fracking pose a threat to the economy.

January 7, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Anti-fracking Group Proposes Limited Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling

The initiatives include a steep increase in the insurance that oil companies in Colorado are required to carry to cover abandoned wells and would widen the separation between new wells and public areas.

January 7, 2020

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

Harold Hamm Asks Senator Warren To Visit Oklahoma Oil Patch

Harold Hamm's letter to Elizabeth Warren said technological innovations like fracking have made Oklahoma the third-largest oil-producing state and made the U.S. “an energy and economic superpower.”

December 20, 2019

Methane , Legislation , Emissions

House Bill Aims For Net-Zero Emissions On Public Land By 2040

Federal fossil fuel leasing would be halted for at least a year.

December 18, 2019

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