Congress

House Science Chairman Seeking Authority to Oversee Probes Into ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Research

A House committee is seeking to assert its jurisdiction over inquiries by several state attorneys general (AG) into ExxonMobil Corp.’s climate change research and is demanding to know more about consultations with environmental groups.

June 22, 2016

Federal Judge Rules BLM Fracking Oversight Unlawful

In a win for the oil and gas industry and its supporters, a federal judge in Wyoming ruled Tuesday that the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not have the authority to enforce a rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands.

June 22, 2016

Obama Signs Pipeline Safety Bill Into Law

President Obama on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping pipeline safety bill, which includes changes to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

June 22, 2016

House Reps Urge BLM to Move Oil/Gas Lease Sales Online

Fifteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday wrote the Department of Interior (DOI), urging that its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) move its quarterly oil and natural gas lease sales to the Internet. Currently they are conducted face-to-face in BLM field offices.

December 18, 2015

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Amended Pipeline Safety Bill

The Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE PIPES) Act, designed by a bipartisan quartet of lawmakers to improve the safety of the nation’s oil and natural gas pipelines and revamp procedures at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), was passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday morning.

December 9, 2015

Federal Transportation Bill Carries Good News For NGVs

The five-year surface transportation bill (FAST Act) has been passed by both houses of Congress and carries some important provisions for advancing the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV), according to the Washington, DC-based NGVAmerica trade group, which lobbied hard for the provisions.

December 7, 2015

Senate Attempts to Derail Obama’s CPP, But Veto Likely

In a symbolic move, the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday evening passed a pair of joint resolutions aimed at derailing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), but both measures are expected to be vetoed.

November 18, 2015

Crude Oil Export Bill Expected to Pass House Friday; White House Threatens Veto

The Obama administration has officially threatened to veto a bill expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday that would lift a ban on most domestically produced crude oil exports, but such a move could be tricky if the bill wins more Democratic support.

October 8, 2015

NGSA Supports Proposed FERC Office of Compliance

The Natural Gas Supply Association has joined with forces urging Congress to direct FERC to revise its compliance procedures and set up an office of compliance assistance to guide market participants in compliance procedures.

June 22, 2015

NGSA Supports Proposed FERC Office of Compliance

The Natural Gas Supply Association has joined with forces urging Congress to direct FERC to revise its compliance procedures and set up an office of compliance assistance to guide market participants in compliance procedures.

June 22, 2015