Environment

Texans to Vote on Funding Billions for Natural Gas-Fired Generation

Texans to Vote on Funding Billions for Natural Gas-Fired Generation

Texans as early as Monday were going to be able to begin voting on a slate of amendments, including one that would fund natural gas-fired generation facilities to bolster the stressed electric grid.  Proposition 7, a constitutional amendment, would if adopted by a majority of voters establish the Texas Energy Fund (TEF) to support the…

October 23, 2023
Critics Say Biden ‘Slow Walks’ Compliance with Court Order to Resume Federal Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales

Critics Say Biden ‘Slow Walks’ Compliance with Court Order to Resume Federal Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales

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…

August 25, 2021
ONE Future Adds Colorado’s Crestone Peak to Ranks

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…

January 25, 2021
Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change

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…

September 3, 2020
Proposed EPA Rule to Add Benefit-Cost Analysis to Rulemaking

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.

June 5, 2020

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.

September 23, 2019
Colorado Supreme Court Agrees to Examine State’s Energy Regulation Criteria

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.

February 1, 2018
Natural Gas Boom in Michigan? Possibly, With Caveats

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).

September 9, 2013

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.

August 28, 2013

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.

August 26, 2013
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