The American Petroleum Institute (API) and a coalition of business groups last week appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to challenge the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which requires companies registered with the agency to publicly report how much they pay governments for access to oil, natural gas and other minerals.
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Murkowski, Landrieu Propose Bill to Share Offshore Energy Revenue
Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who represent major offshore oil and natural gas producing states, are expected to introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at capturing a greater share of the revenues for the coastal states.
Big Bakken E&P Hit by Investor Unit for Flaring
A socially focused investor group has submitted a shareholder resolution aimed at reducing volumes of flared natural gas at oil wellheads. Mercy Investment Services has targeted Oklahoma-based Continental Resources Inc., the leading exploration and production (E&P) operator in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale and Three Forks plays.
Salazar Issues Order to Settle Oil/Gas, Potash Feud in New Mexico
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday issued a final secretarial order aimed at ending the conflict between the oil and natural gas industry and potash companies within the 500,000-acre Designated Potash Area (DPA) in Southeast New Mexico.
Slow-Going on Gas-Power Coordination as Winter Approaches
Responding to concerns that it heard during five regional conferences in August, FERC Thursday called for more conferences aimed at improving the coordination between natural gas pipelines and power generators.
Shale Lone Bright Spot in Otherwise Bleak Energy Security Analysis
America’s energy security risk is bad and getting worse under current policy and regulatory framework, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.
Former Senator to Mediate PG&E’s San Bruno Case at CPUC
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell has been appointed to serve as mediator in ongoing talks aimed at resolving a series of enforcement cases against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) stemming from a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion two years ago in San Bruno, CA, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said.
Court Knocks EPA in Vacating Cross-Border Pollution Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suffered another major defeat last Tuesday when an appeals court in Washington, DC, vacated an agency rule aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in 28 upwind states located primarily in the East and Texas.
Producers Decry EPA Source Rules for Fractured Wells
Two producer groups have protested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final new source performance standards, which are aimed at restricting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and sulfur dioxide emissions from onshore natural gas operations, including hydraulically fractured (fracked) wells.
Court Vacates EPA Rule on Cross-Border Pollution from Power Plants
An appeals court in Washington, DC, Tuesday vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in 28 upwind states located primarily in the East and Texas.