Proponents of the natural gas, oil and renewable energy sectors all found something to like about a $2.3 trillion omnibus spending and coronavirus relief package passed late Monday by the House and Senate, although President Trump stalled the proceedings in a surprise video address Tuesday.

He indicated he would not sign the bill into law unless it was amended to increase Covid-19 stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Twitter that her caucus was ready to put forward a new package including the $2,000 payments, though it remained unclear as of Wednesday whether this would actually occur.

As for the bill’s energy sector provisions, reaction from the industry was generally positive.

The American Petroleum Institute (API)...