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Fracking Ban Could Send Natural Gas Prices Soaring, Cause ‘Catastrophic Impact,’ Says Chamber

A ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which some Democratic presidential candidates have pledged to implement, would be “catastrophic” for the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the Global Energy Institute, a think tank backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

December 20, 2019
Durbin Readies Chamber’s GEI for Critical U.S. Oil, Gas Challenges

Durbin Readies Chamber’s GEI for Critical U.S. Oil, Gas Challenges

Long-time energy industry insider Marty Durbin, who has worked on behalf of the U.S. oil and gas sector for the last decade, has taken the helm at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute (GEI) at what he said is a pivotal time as the country wrestles with how to address climate change.

September 20, 2019

API’s Durbin Leaving in January

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Tuesday Executive Vice President Marty Durbin will step down on Jan. 31 after nearly a decade of representing the oil and natural gas industry.

December 18, 2018

People — Anne C. Blankenship, WVONGA

The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) has hired Anne C. Blankenship as executive director. An energy attorney at Babst Calland’s Charleston office, Blankenship has nearly 15 years of experience working in the industry. She previously served as WVONGA’s chief counsel. The appointment ends a search that was launched by the organization’s board of directors to replace Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco, who died unexpectedly in July. Babst Calland works on behalf of the industry throughout the Appalachian Basin. Blankenship “has a deep background in law and environmental regulations and is a skilled communicator,” said board President Maribeth Anderson. Blankenship starts the new job on Nov. 28.

November 15, 2016

ANGA Taking Natural Gas Know-How to API in Merger Deal

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) is set to fold into the American Petroleum Institute (API) by Jan. 1, which would continue to represent the nation’s independent natural gas producers and promote new markets for the resource after the organizations merge in January.

November 18, 2015

DOE Should Just Approve All LNG Exports, Trade Group Says

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) should give blanket liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approval to anyone who wants it and let projects queue up at FERC for their environmental reviews, America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) CEO Marty Durbin said Thursday.

April 16, 2015

DOE Should Just Approve All LNG Exports, Trade Group Says

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) should give blanket liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approval to anyone who wants it and let projects queue up at FERC for their environmental reviews, America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) CEO Marty Durbin said Thursday.

April 16, 2015

ANGA Unfazed by LNG Export Foes, Backs DOE Changes

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) believes more lawmakers in Congress support liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports than oppose them and supports changes at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in approving such export facilities. But ANGA cautioned that environmental groups opposed to oil and gas drilling have made inroads at the local government level.

June 17, 2014

Obama Praised for Advancing Natural Gas

President Obama’s tilt toward accepting the economic opportunities from U.S. natural gas abundance may have been in fits and starts, but the right-leaning oil and gas industry is finding a lot to praise today, industry officials said Wednesday.

August 8, 2013