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David Bradley joined the staff of NGI in June, 2007 following eight years of news reporting for Northern Virginia newspapers and more than a dozen years in the telecommunications industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Communications and English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA., and his master's degree in Information Management from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. David retired in August 2020.

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BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

The Department of Interior’s Bureau (DOI) of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, CO, the agency said. “This relocation strengthens our relationship with communities in the West by ensuring decision makers are living and working closer to the lands they manage for the American people. This effort will…

August 11, 2020
Winter Demand, Slumping Production to Boost Henry Hub Prices in Coming Months, Says EIA

Winter Demand, Slumping Production to Boost Henry Hub Prices in Coming Months, Says EIA

Rising demand for natural gas heading into winter months, combined with reduced production, is likely to put upward pressure on prices, lifting the total 2020 Henry Hub spot price average to $2.03/MMBtu, with 2021 expected to average $3.14/MMBtu, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). That 2020 estimate, which is included in a Short-Term Energy…

August 11, 2020
White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

White House Says Trump to Nominate Two More to FERC

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Christie, the current chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Allison Clements, the founder and president of energy policy and strategy consulting firm Goodgrid LLC, to become FERC commissioners, the White House said Monday. Christie previously was president of the Organization of PJM States Inc. and served on…

July 28, 2020
Trump to Nominate Two More to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Trump to Nominate Two More to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Christie, the current chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Allison Clements, the founder and president of energy policy and strategy consulting firm Goodgrid LLC, to become FERC commissioners, the White House said Monday. Christie previously was president of the Organization of PJM States Inc. and served on…

July 27, 2020
DOI Approves Issuance of Right-of-Way Permits for Alaska LNG Project

DOI Approves Issuance of Right-of-Way Permits for Alaska LNG Project

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the issuance of rights-of-way permits across federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS) for the Alaska Liquified Natural Gas (Alaska LNG) project. Two months ago FERC authorized Alaska Gasline Development Corp.’s (AGDC) plans to liquefy and export natural gas…

July 27, 2020
Court Blocks Trump Effort to Rescind Obama-Era Methane Rule

Court Blocks Trump Effort to Rescind Obama-Era Methane Rule

A federal judge has vacated the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind an Obama-era rule governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands, citing “myriad inadequacies” on which the rescission was based, including violating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.  A coalition of environmental and citizens’ groups had argued that the move…

July 16, 2020
Oil, Gas Environmental Partnership Expands to Include Pipeline Companies

Oil, Gas Environmental Partnership Expands to Include Pipeline Companies

The Environmental Partnership, a coalition of oil and natural gas producers formed to accelerate improvements to environmental performance in U.S. onshore operations, said Wednesday it has expanded its membership to midstream companies. The addition of pipeline companies has more than tripled the organization’s membership to 83 participants. The Environmental Partnership was formed in December 2017.…

July 16, 2020
Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Wednesday announced a final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, a controversial move designed to limit reviews of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. The final rule would modernize environmental reviews, streamline infrastructure approvals and “reverse years of burdensome overregulation…

July 16, 2020
Trump Administration Altered Social Cost of Carbon Formula to Support Deregulation, Say Critics

Trump Administration Altered Social Cost of Carbon Formula to Support Deregulation, Say Critics

The federal government’s current social cost of carbon estimates, which are used to calculate regulatory impact analyses for energy and other projects, are far lower than its prior estimates, due to Trump administration changes to the formula, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  While both current and previous were calculated…

July 15, 2020
Oil, Natural Gas Production Slide to Continue Next Month in Key Lower 48 Unconventional Plays

Oil, Natural Gas Production Slide to Continue Next Month in Key Lower 48 Unconventional Plays

Deflating oil and natural gas production from seven of the most prolific U.S. onshore unconventional plays is expected to continue in August, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Total oil production from the Anadarko, Appalachian and Permian basins, and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Niobrara formations is expected to decline to 7.49 million…

July 13, 2020
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