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Stop Vilifying Oil and Gas Industry, Chevron’s Wirth Tells Biden

Stop Vilifying Oil and Gas Industry, Chevron’s Wirth Tells Biden

Chevron Corp. CEO Mike Wirth urged President Biden on Tuesday to stop criticizing the oil and gas industry to score political points and instead work constructively with energy executives about how to deal with high commodity prices.  The letter from Wirth preceded a meeting scheduled on Thursday between oil and gas chiefs and the administration.…

June 22, 2022
API Calls on Biden Administration to Fast-Track LNG Export Approvals

API Calls on Biden Administration to Fast-Track LNG Export Approvals

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has put forth a 10-point policy plan it wants the Biden administration to adopt to promote U.S. oil and natural gas production – and ease the global energy crisis. “As energy costs and geopolitical instability around the world continue to rise, API is calling on policymakers to confront the global…

June 21, 2022
Biden Administration Eyes Four-Plus Hydrogen Hubs – with Two in Natural Gas-Rich Regions

Biden Administration Eyes Four-Plus Hydrogen Hubs – with Two in Natural Gas-Rich Regions

The Biden administration’s goal to develop at least four regional hydrogen hubs is advancing with an $8 billion investment tailored to encourage development. The Department of Energy (DOE) said it would issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in the near future. Prospective applicants have already expressed interest in the hydrogen hubs initiative, which became law…

June 14, 2022
Biden’s EPA Acts to Reverse Trump-Era Rule, Bolster State Power to Block Natural Gas Pipelines

Biden’s EPA Acts to Reverse Trump-Era Rule, Bolster State Power to Block Natural Gas Pipelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Biden took action to unwind a rule that curbs the power of states, territories and Native American tribes to block natural gas pipelines and other energy projects that could pollute waterways. For 50 years, states and tribes had authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect…

June 7, 2022
Biden Takes Executive Actions to Stimulate Solar Power Development

Biden Takes Executive Actions to Stimulate Solar Power Development

President Biden’s administration on Monday said it would invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to bolster output of solar power in a bid to rejuvenate his administration’s climate protection efforts. The White House also paused for two years possible new solar tariffs to provide domestic developers continued affordable access to foreign equipment, calling it a…

June 7, 2022
U.S., European LNG Task Force Accused of Violating Federal Law, Operating Secretly

U.S., European LNG Task Force Accused of Violating Federal Law, Operating Secretly

An environmental watchdog group in a letter to President Biden is arguing that a joint task force formed by the White House and European Commission (EC) to help Europe secure more liquefied natural gas (LNG) and displace Russian imports is operating secretly and violating federal law.  UK-based Global Witness said the task force’s three meetings…

May 27, 2022
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Warns of Permitting Delays as Biden Restores Trump’s NEPA Repeal

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Warns of Permitting Delays as Biden Restores Trump’s NEPA Repeal

The White House on Tuesday restored three core elements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that had been rolled back under the Trump administration, heralding tighter environmental scrutiny for energy projects during the federal review process. “The specific changes made by today’s ‘Phase 1’ rule restore longstanding provisions that were modified for the first…

April 19, 2022
Interior Department to Relaunch Limited Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Interior Department to Relaunch Limited Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

The Biden administration aims to substantially curb new oil and natural gas drilling on public lands as it attempts to combat climate change and emphasize renewable fuels. The White House said it would resume selling leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands, though the number of acres available declined dramatically and it…

April 19, 2022
Biden Administration Resumes Oil, Natural Gas Leasing on Federal Land – With New Twists

Biden Administration Resumes Oil, Natural Gas Leasing on Federal Land – With New Twists

The Biden administration aims to substantially curb new oil and natural gas drilling on public lands as it attempts to combat climate change and emphasize renewable fuels. The White House said it would resume selling leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands, though the number of acres available declined dramatically and it…

April 18, 2022
Southern Company Unit Sees ‘Foundational’ Natural Gas Role on Path to Net Zero

Southern Company Unit Sees ‘Foundational’ Natural Gas Role on Path to Net Zero

Natural gas, along with existing infrastructure, could underpin efforts by Southern Company Gas to reach net zero direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, according to a new study conducted by consulting firm ICF International Inc. “We are committed to finding sustainable clean energy solutions without burdening our customers,” said Southern Company Gas CEO Kim…

April 1, 2022
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