Business , Legislation

From OGI Editor-In-Chief: Your License To Operate Might Be Expiring

Some Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning to ban hydraulic fracturing within the oil and gas industry nationwide if elected in 2020. What if?

October 7, 2019

Exploration & Production , Legislation

Trump Administration Opens Up Oil Drilling On Federal Land In California

The BLM has not held a lease sale in California since 2013, when a judge ruled that the agency illegally issued leases without analyzing the environmental impact of fracking.

October 7, 2019

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Legislation

US Regulator OKs Start Of Elba Island LNG Production For Kinder Morgan

The Elba Island facility is one of half a dozen in the country beginning to produce LNG for export, contributing to soaring supplies of fuel globally which has upended gas markets in Europe and Asia.

October 3, 2019

Natural Gas , Legislation , Renewables , Shale Plays

US Group Forms To Defend Natural Gas Against Anti-Fossil Fuel Measures

A group backed by anonymous donors launched a campaign on Sept. 30 to promote the benefits of cheap, abundant natural gas against what it called "radical" proposals like the Green New Deal that would phase out use of the fossil fuel.

September 30, 2019

Legislation , Shale Plays

Opinion: Want To Ban Fracking? Think Again

“The environmental case against fracking crumbled years ago. The economic case for it is unassailable. So why are leading presidential candidates intent on shutting down one of the most beneficial U.S. innovations of the modern era?”

September 27, 2019


Trump Administration Bars California From Requiring Cleaner Cars

President Donald Trump's administration said on Sept 19 it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and require some zero-emission vehicles, a move certain to spark a legal battle between federal officials and the most populous state over the future of U.S. vehicles

September 19, 2019


Analyst: Why The Country Can’t Quit Hydraulic Fracturing ‘Cold Turkey’

Have proponents of an immediate ban on 40% of the U.S. energy supply thought through possible consequences?

September 19, 2019

Legislation , Renewables

Ex-Shell President: Utilize Enablers, Not Policy To Bring About Energy Change

While some believe some form of the Green New Deal could help America’s environment, John Hofmeister believes the proposed legislation is unrealistic.

September 19, 2019


Colombian Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium Does Not Block 'Investigative' Projects

Colombia's top administrative court on Sept. 17 clarified that a moratorium on fracking it upheld last week does not prevent "investigative" pilot projects, surprising both oil companies and environmental activists.

September 18, 2019

Exploration & Production , Legislation , Lease Sales

US Takes Major Step Toward Oil Drilling In Alaska Wildlife Refuge

The Trump administration on Sept. 12 took a major step toward opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling, drawing criticism from environmentalists and an effort by Democratic lawmakers to put the pristine wilderness area off limits to development.

September 12, 2019