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ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Reject Fracking Transparency Measure, OK Board Nominations for Outsiders

ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Reject Fracking Transparency Measure, OK Board Nominations for Outsiders

ExxonMobil Corp. shareholders achieved a small amount of satisfaction on Wednesday when a proxy measure allowing outsiders to be nominated to the board was approved at the annual meeting, but otherwise, measures that would have required the oil major to be more transparent in its onshore drilling and to change how reserves are reported were soundly rejected.

May 25, 2016

North Dakota Finds ‘Significant Heartburn’ in EPA Methane Actions

Lynn Helms, director of North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), has expressed concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) three final rules governing emissions from new oil and gas wells (see Shale Daily, May 12).

May 17, 2016

North Dakota Finds ‘Significant Heartburn’ in EPA Methane Actions

Lynn Helms, director of North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), has expressed concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) three final rules governing emissions from new oil and gas wells (see Shale Daily, May 12).

May 17, 2016
Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Saudi Arabia on Saturday ousted longtime energy minister Ali Al-Naimi and promoted Khalid Al-Falih, who chairs the country’s national oil company, a move not expected to upend the country’s policy to allow markets — and not shut-ins — to rebalance prices.

May 9, 2016
Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Long-Time Saudi Oil Chief Departs, But Energy Policy Said Unlikely to Change

Saudi Arabia on Saturday ousted longtime energy minister Ali Al-Naimi and promoted Khalid Al-Falih, who chairs the country’s national oil company, a move not expected to upend the country’s policy to allow markets — and not shut-ins — to rebalance prices.

May 9, 2016

ExxonMobil Says One Climate Change Probe ‘Chilling,’ Violates Constitutional Rights

ExxonMobil Corp. has asked a Texas court to quash a subpoena issued last month that is seeking decades of documents for an investigation into whether the supermajor covered up information about how its fossil fuels production may contribute to climate change.

April 15, 2016

ExxonMobil Says One Climate Change Probe ‘Chilling,’ Violates Constitutional Rights

ExxonMobil Corp. has asked a Texas court to quash a subpoena issued last month that is seeking decades of documents for an investigation into whether the supermajor covered up information about how its fossil fuels production may contribute to climate change.

April 15, 2016

NatGas Pipelines Prepare For Switch to Revised Nomination Timeline

Friday is D-Day for natural gas pipelines to make the switch over to a new transportation nominations schedule designed to help coordinate the natural gas and power markets.

March 31, 2016

Gore, State AGs Pushing to Reduce Industry Oil, NatGas Emissions, Defend CPP

Former Vice President Al Gore and New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman are leading a coalition of states, cities and counties that will push for lower emissions by the oil and natural gas industry, in part to defend President Obama’s top initiative to combat climate change.

March 29, 2016
NatGas Moves to Front of Oil Lobby’s Climate Strategy

NatGas Moves to Front of Oil Lobby’s Climate Strategy

Following a number of headline-grabbing attacks on oil companies’ climate change policies in 2015, American Petroleum Institute (API) President Jack Gerard’s remarks to kick off 2016 suggest the lobbying group’s rhetoric is evolving to recast the role of fossil fuels — and natural gas in particular — in the climate debate.

January 8, 2016