The U.S. government confirmed in a court filing it would resume federal oil and gas lease sales — and established a timeline — to comply with a ruling that called for an end to the Biden administration’s moratorium. Critics, however, noted that Biden administration officials intend to stretch the process out over several months as…
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ONE Future Adds Colorado’s Crestone Peak to Ranks
Crestone Peak Resources has joined Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future), the first producer focused on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin to do so. ONE Future is a group of energy companies set on reducing methane emissions to 1% or less by 2025. Crestone is ONE Future’s 37th group member and the second energy company this…
Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to streamline the approval process for oil and natural gas development in national forests and grasslands. The proposed rule, issued on Tuesday, is posted in the Federal Register and available for public comment until Nov. 2. The overhaul, part of a larger mandate by the Trump administration to…
Proposed EPA Rule to Add Benefit-Cost Analysis to Rulemaking
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed order that it said would codify best practices for benefit-cost analysis in rulemakings and provide clarity for states, local communities and industry.
Global E&Ps Launch Large-Scale Decarbonization Hubs in U.S., Overseas to Advance Climate Accord
An oil and natural gas climate accord made up of 13 of the largest global producers on Monday launched initiatives that include decarbonizing industrial hubs to reduce methane emissions.
Colorado Supreme Court Agrees to Examine State’s Energy Regulation Criteria
After a lower court ruled against the oil and natural gas industry last year, the Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to examine how public health and environmental protections are weighed in decisions by state energy regulators.
Natural Gas Boom in Michigan? Possibly, With Caveats
University of Michigan (U-M) researchers on Thursday issued seven technical reports that together form what they said is the most comprehensive state-focused resource on drilling, and in particular, unconventional drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
AGA’s Gant to Join DOE’s Fossil Energy Office
The American Gas Association’s (AGA) Paula Gant has been tapped to to join the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy (DOE), effective Sept. 9.
Canadian Senate Report on Safety: Pipelines Outclass Rail
TransCanada Corp. won a national political boost Thursday for the proposed partial conversion of its natural gas Mainline to oil service from the Canadian Senate’s energy, environment and natural resources committee.
Heinz Charity Backer of Marcellus Studies Fires Environmental Director
The Heinz Endowments — a Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization that has given millions to both supporters and opponents of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) — has caused a stir with its abrupt dismissal of its environmental program director, and indications it will be going in new directions.