Charlie Passut

Associate Editor | Dulles, VA
Charlie Passut joined the staff of NGI in February 2011. Before this he was a reporter for the Tidewater News and a copy editor for the Manassas Journal Messenger. He also served as systems administrator and web editor for the Oakland Press, and traveled extensively as a software installer/trainer for Baseview Products. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1992.


BLM to Prepare ANWR EIS for Potential Oil, Natural Gas Development

Kicking off what is expected to be a long and arduous process, the Department of Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Friday launched a comment period and said it plans to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to support future oil and natural gas leasing within a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Read More

Linn Now Eyeing Split into Two Onshore Companies; Management Team Stepping Aside

Linn Energy Inc. revised its initial plan to separate into three standalone companies and now expects to break into two entities in 3Q2018: a pure play exploration and production (E&P) company focused on the Midcontinent, and an upstream and midstream outfit with assets in several unconventional regions. The entire management team, including CEO Mark Ellis, also is planning to retire. Read More

As FERC Review of NatGas Pipeline Policy Nears, House Lawmakers Divided Over Priorities

Two days before FERC holds an open meeting to discuss reviewing its policy for evaluating the need for natural gas pipelines, House lawmakers gave very disparate views on how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should proceed -- with some calling for faster permitting and others a more transparent process to appease landowners. Read More