Advocates

Power Generator Feeling Mexico NatGas Exports

Large natural gas end-users, consumer advocates and environmentalists have raised a cry about exporting U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asian and European markets, but one power generator executive wonders why no one is questioning increasing pipeline exports of gas to Mexico.

July 22, 2013

Biodiesel Lobby Gears Up for Fight Against NGVs

Acknowledging that natural gas vehicles (NGV) are catching on in the U.S. alternative transportation market, advocates for diesel and biodiesel alternatives are joining forces to promote their fuel’s viability among Washington, DC, policymakers.

January 2, 2013

XTO Energy ‘Delays’ Dallas Drilling Fight

Less than a month after renewing its fight for the right to drill its leases at Hensley Field in southwest Dallas, ExxonMobil Corp.’s XTO Energy told the Dallas City Planning Commission to strike its request for specific use permits from the agenda for its Dec. 20 meeting.

December 10, 2012

Romney Energy Plan Good for States, Wyoming Gov. Says

Already planted firmly on the side of states’ rights advocates in the debate about regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he thinks the Republican Party platform and presidential candidate Mitt Romney recognize that the states must play a key role in the nation’s energy policy.

September 10, 2012

Oregon Pipeline to Proposed LNG Site Gets Second Review

Pro- and anti-liquefied natural gas (LNG) export advocates in Oregon reemerged this week with the start of a second FERC environmental review of the proposed 230-mile, 36-inch diameter Pacific Connector pipeline between the interstate pipeline hub in Malin, OR, and the proposed Jordan Cove LNG site at Coos Bay.

June 8, 2012

California Governor to Examine Fracking More Closely

California Gov. Jerry Brown said last Friday that he plans to take a closer look at the oil/gas industry’s use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state, speaking at a renewable energy conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and to news media afterwards.

March 27, 2012

Report Casts Negative Eye on Oil Shale in Colorado

Citing commercial, environmental and technological uncertainties, the environmental group Western Resource Advocates (WRA) released a report casting doubts on oil shale, and emphasizing its distinct differences with shale gas and shale oil.

March 14, 2012

Pipeline Safety Bill Passes Congress, Heads to White House

A sweeping pipeline safety bill backed by industry and safety advocates alike passed both houses of Congress last week and will be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law before the end of the year.

January 9, 2012

West Virginia Approves Landmark Marcellus Bill

The West Virginia legislature has overwhelmingly approved a landmark Marcellus Shale regulatory reform bill, but advocates for the shale gas industry, surface owners’ rights and the environment told NGI the bill isn’t all they had hoped for.

December 19, 2011

Pipeline Safety Bill Passes U.S. House, Advances to Senate

A sweeping pipeline safety bill backed by industry and safety advocates alike passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Monday and now moves on to the Senate.

December 14, 2011
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