Exploration & Production , Legislation

Trump Administration Considers Policy Change for Remote Offshore Wells

The U.S. government is considering changes to policies for oil companies operating in the offshore Gulf of Mexico that might allow existing platforms to lengthen extensions to remote wells.

August 18, 2020

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Lease Sales

Trump Administration Approves Oil Leasing in Alaska Wildlife Refuge

"We will take a look at that," Trump told Fox News in a telephone interview when asked about a Wall Street Journal article reporting on plans to approve an oil leasing program for ANWR in Alaska.

August 17, 2020

Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Babst Calland Attorneys Target Oil and Gas Political Issues to Watch

As the November election draws closer, Babst Calland’s Kevin Garber and Jean Mosites analyze the stance of major party candidates on key environmental issues and what the oil and gas industry can anticipate, depending on the victors.

August 13, 2020

Investment , Exploration & Production , Legislation , Midstream

Mexico President Reportedly Plans to Execute Energy Vision by Late September

Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given officials until late September to craft a plan to reassert state control over the energy industry, according to three people familiar with the matter.

August 12, 2020


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