Elections

Voters Reject Western Anti-Natural Gas Measures; Dems Win Control of House

Tuesday’s midterm elections saw some of the blue wave, as Democrats took control of the House, but western voters supported the energy industry with the defeat of Colorado’s Proposition 112, which threatened nearly all drilling locations for some of the state’s leading producers.

November 7, 2018

Colorado Rejects Anti-Drilling Initiative in Divergent Midterm Elections

Colorado voters on Tuesday decisively rejected Proposition 112, which threatened nearly all drilling locations for some of the state’s leading producers, in what proved to be one of the most consequential political battles to confront the oil and gas industry this election season.

November 7, 2018
Mexico’s Natural Gas Market in Wait-and-See Mode After AMLO Election Victory

Mexico’s Natural Gas Market in Wait-and-See Mode After AMLO Election Victory

Following the decisive and historic victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the July 1 presidential election, Mexico’s natural gas sector is in wait-and-see mode as the dust settles from the campaign and the new administration prepares to take office.

July 25, 2018
Obrador Must Tackle Corruption, Declining Output in Mexico Oil and NatGas Sector

Obrador Must Tackle Corruption, Declining Output in Mexico Oil and NatGas Sector

Mexico’s leftist president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his top energy adviser, Rocío Nahle, have somewhat quelled investor concerns since the July 1 election by signaling that they will not reverse course on the country’s 2013-14 constitutional energy reform.

July 11, 2018
Lopez Obrador’s Leftist Coalition Wins Presidency, Congress in Historic Rout

Lopez Obrador’s Leftist Coalition Wins Presidency, Congress in Historic Rout

Socialist and former Mexico City mayor Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador is slated to be Mexico’s next president after cruising to a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election.

July 5, 2018
On Trump Election, BofA Merrill Lynch Shaves 0.5% From GDP Growth Forecast in 1H2017

On Trump Election, BofA Merrill Lynch Shaves 0.5% From GDP Growth Forecast in 1H2017

Analysts with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research(BofAML) said the election of Donald Trump caught financial markets by surprise and that uncertainty will likely continue through the medium term, in part because of comments the president-elect made on the campaign trail about free trade and immigration.

November 10, 2016

Republican Christian, Democrat Yarbrough to Vie For Texas RRC Seat

Wayne Christian, a former Texas state representative, beat real estate mogul Gary Gates in the Republican runoff in the contest for a seat on the three-member Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).

May 25, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Orders Youngstown Anti-Fracking Proposal Back on Ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court ordered a grassroots initiative in Youngstown that seeks to amend the city’s charter to prohibit oil and gas industry activity back on the November ballot, reversing the local county board of elections’ decision not to certify the issue for a vote.

September 21, 2015

Judge Upholds Colorado City’s Fracking Ban

A narrowly passed ballot measure last November banning the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Colorado city of Broomfield was upheld by a state district court ruling last Thursday.

March 4, 2014

Youngstown, OH Rejects Anti-Fracking Amendment, Again

Same question, same answer. For the second time in six months, voters in Youngstown, OH, on Tuesday rejected, by about a 55-45% margin, an amendment to the city’s charter that would have banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other activities that support shale development.

November 6, 2013