Campaigns

Keystone XL Combatants Focus Efforts at Nebraska Hearing

Pro and con on the proposed northern segment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) rachetted up their campaigns this week in anticipation of a U.S. State Department hearing on the project Thursday in Grand Island, NE.

April 19, 2013

Marcellus Coalition Regrets Pennsylvania Inaction on Gas Tax

With a proposed natural gas severance tax for Marcellus Shale production apparently not forthcoming from the Pennsylvania General Assembly before the Nov. 2 election, one group representing the industry said it is “regretful that…common sense legislative initiatives” have not been adopted by the state.

October 26, 2010

GasMart 2010: Climate Change Bill ‘D-E-A-D,’ Says Lobbyist

Two major pieces of legislation are likely to become law before members of this Congress go home for the closing rounds of their reelection campaigns, and neither of them is climate change. “DEAD, that’s D-E-A-D,” is how a veteran lobbyist described the legislation to a Process Gas Consumers (PGC) post-GasMart luncheon in Chicago Wednesday at the same time the latest climate change version was being introduced in the Senate (see related story).

May 17, 2010

Climate Change Bill ‘D-E-A-D,’ Says Lobbyist

Two major pieces of legislation are likely to become law before members of this Congress go home for the closing rounds of their re-election campaigns, and neither of them is climate change. “DEAD, that’s D-E-A-D,” is how a veteran lobbyist described the legislation to a Process Gas Consumers (PGC) post-GasMart luncheon in Chicago Wednesday at the same time the latest climate change version was being introduced in the Senate.

May 14, 2010

Obama Signals Willingness to Compromise on Offshore Drilling

Energy, often a back-burner issue in presidential campaigns, took center stage last week. Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois lit the fire when he signaled that he would be open to allowing drilling off certain coastal states as part of a larger compromise on energy policy. This marked a sea change in his position on oil and natural gas production in the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

August 11, 2008

Gas-Rich BC Immune to Drilling Slump

As construction begins on Alliance Pipeline, Canadiannatural-gas producers are mounting aggressive northern drillingcampaigns to fill up the added export capacity when it goes intoservice in October of 2000. Northeastern British Columbia, thestarting point for Alliance’s 2,320-mile route to Chicago, hasemerged as an E&ampP hot spot.

March 15, 1999