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).
FERC on Thursday issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) that could lead to a revision of its policies regarding the review and authorization of interstate natural gas transportation facilities under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act. Read More
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
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on two applications filed in October by Sunoco Pipeline LP to modify its construction methods at two locations in Chester County for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.
FERC members told a House panel on Tuesday that an order it issued in January to address the reliability and resilience of the nation's power grid was moving forward, but decisions made by states over the composition of their energy portfolios could further squeeze coal and nuclear power generators.
Energy regulators expect by next month to finish preparations for the second phase of Mexico’s natural gas release program, which requires the state-run former monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to relinquish a majority of its marketing contracts by the end of 2019. Read More
Rover Pipeline LLC told FERC Friday that it is ready to start up a host of facilities needed for the final phase of the 3.25 Bcf/d natural gas project and asked for authorization to enter service by the last week of April.
The Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law when it bought and installed a "soundproof privacy booth" in the Washington, DC, office of Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to the Government Accountability Office. Read More
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